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Let Me Die A Youngman's Death - Poem by Roger McGough

Let me die a youngman's death
not a clean and inbetween
the sheets holywater death
not a famous-last-words
peaceful out of breath death

When I'm 73
and in constant good tumour
may I be mown down at dawn
by a bright red sports car
on my way home
from an allnight party

Or when I'm 91
with silver hair
and sitting in a barber's chair
may rival gangsters
with hamfisted tommyguns burst in
and give me a short back and insides

Or when I'm 104
and banned from the Cavern
may my mistress
catching me in bed with her daughter
and fearing for her son
cut me up into little pieces
and throw away every piece but one

Let me die a youngman's death
not a free from sin tiptoe in
candle wax and waning death
not a curtains drawn by angels borne
'what a nice way to go' death


Comments about Let Me Die A Youngman's Death by Roger McGough

  • Gold Star - 10,150 Points Seema Devi Sharma (9/4/2017 11:48:00 AM)

    Let me die a youngman's death
    not a free from sin tiptoe in
    candle wax and waning death
    not a curtains drawn by angels borne
    'what a nice way to go' death
    Nicely penned.
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  • Gold Star - 35,708 Points Alice Perfect (8/29/2017 8:38:00 PM)

    A blaze of glory awaits you!
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  • Rookie John Netizen (8/27/2017 6:54:00 AM)

    Nice one! (Report) Reply

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Poems About Death

  1. 1. Let Me Die A Youngman's Death , Roger McGough
  2. 2. And Death Shall Have No Dominion , Dylan Thomas
  3. 3. Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  4. 4. Death Is Nothing At All , Henry Scott Holland
  5. 5. Because I Could Not Stop For Death , Emily Dickinson
  6. 6. A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, O.. , Dylan Thomas
  7. 7. Nothing But Death , Pablo Neruda
  8. 8. A Poet's Death Is His Life Iv , Khalil Gibran
  9. 9. A Dream Of Death , William Butler Yeats
  10. 10. Father Death Blues , Allen Ginsberg
  11. 11. An Irish Airman Forsees His Death , William Butler Yeats
  12. 12. The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner , Randall Jarrell
  13. 13. Death Wants More Death , Charles Bukowski
  14. 14. A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some , Emily Dickinson
  15. 15. A City's Death By Fire , Derek Walcott
  16. 16. Death Xxvii , Khalil Gibran
  17. 17. The Beauty Of Death Xiv , Khalil Gibran
  18. 18. After Death , Sara Teasdale
  19. 19. A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An .. , Phillis Wheatley
  20. 20. First Death In Nova Scotia , Elizabeth Bishop
  21. 21. Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  22. 22. A Ballad Of Death , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  23. 23. The Death Of Joy Gardner , Benjamin Zephaniah
  24. 24. On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Five Yea.. , Phillis Wheatley
  25. 25. A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  26. 26. I Have A Rendezvous With Death , Alan Seeger
  27. 27. Death Leaves Us Homesick, Who Behind , Emily Dickinson
  28. 28. On The Death Of That Most Excellent Lady, , Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
  29. 29. Gacela Of The Dark Death , Federico García Lorca
  30. 30. Death &Amp; Fame , Allen Ginsberg
  31. 31. For The Anniversary Of My Death , William Stanley Merwin
  32. 32. On The Death Of Anne Brontë , Charlotte Brontë
  33. 33. On Death , Anne Killigrew
  34. 34. Go Down, Death , James Weldon Johnson
  35. 35. Death Fugue , Paul Celan
  36. 36. The Death Of The Hired Man , Robert Frost
  37. 37. Death Of A Cockroach , Robert William Service
  38. 38. Holy Sonnet X: Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  39. 39. On Hearing Of A Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  40. 40. Love &Amp; Fame &Amp; Death , Charles Bukowski
  41. 41. As At Thy Portals Also Death , Walt Whitman
  42. 42. A Satirical Elegy On The Death Of A Late.. , Jonathan Swift
  43. 43. Don'T Fear Death , Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
  44. 44. The Death Of The Flowers , William Cullen Bryant
  45. 45. On Death , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  46. 46. If Death Is Kind , Sara Teasdale
  47. 47. Hymns To The Night : 6 : Longing For Death , Novalis
  48. 48. All But Death, Can Be Adjusted , Emily Dickinson
  49. 49. Death Is A Dialogue Between , Emily Dickinson
  50. 50. A Death-Bed , Rudyard Kipling
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