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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

  • Bronze Star - 2,014 Points Kuda Bondamakara (4/30/2017 6:07:00 AM)

    a very imaginative poem. The more I read it, the more I love it. be blessed in your writing. Already Reported Reply

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  • Silver Star - 3,358 Points Oratile Diratsagae (4/14/2017 11:58:00 PM)

    this is so good. peace (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,465 Points Joshua Adeyemi (4/3/2017 12:14:00 PM)

    A great piece.
    Kudos to you! (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. Father Death Blues , Allen Ginsberg
  9. 9. A Poet's Death Is His Life Iv , Khalil Gibran
  10. 10. A Dream Of Death , William Butler Yeats
  11. 11. The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner , Randall Jarrell
  12. 12. An Irish Airman Forsees His Death , William Butler Yeats
  13. 13. Death Wants More Death , Charles Bukowski
  14. 14. Angel Of Death (Death Death Death Dea.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  15. 15. A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some , Emily Dickinson
  16. 16. The Beauty Of Death Xiv , Khalil Gibran
  17. 17. A City's Death By Fire , Derek Walcott
  18. 18. Death Xxvii , Khalil Gibran
  19. 19. After Death , Sara Teasdale
  20. 20. Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  21. 21. First Death In Nova Scotia , Elizabeth Bishop
  22. 22. I Have A Rendezvous With Death , Alan Seeger
  23. 23. Death Leaves Us Homesick, Who Behind , Emily Dickinson
  24. 24. A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An .. , Phillis Wheatley
  25. 25. On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Five Yea.. , Phillis Wheatley
  26. 26. Go Down, Death , James Weldon Johnson
  27. 27. On The Death Of That Most Excellent Lady, , Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
  28. 28. A Ballad Of Death , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  29. 29. Gacela Of The Dark Death , Federico García Lorca
  30. 30. Death &Amp; Fame , Allen Ginsberg
  31. 31. The Death Of Joy Gardner , Benjamin Zephaniah
  32. 32. A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  33. 33. For The Anniversary Of My Death , William Stanley Merwin
  34. 34. On Death , Anne Killigrew
  35. 35. Death Fugue , Paul Celan
  36. 36. Love &Amp; Fame &Amp; Death , Charles Bukowski
  37. 37. On The Death Of Anne Brontë , Charlotte Brontë
  38. 38. The Death Of The Hired Man , Robert Frost
  39. 39. All But Death, Can Be Adjusted , Emily Dickinson
  40. 40. On Hearing Of A Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  41. 41. Death , William Butler Yeats
  42. 42. As At Thy Portals Also Death , Walt Whitman
  43. 43. Death Is A Dialogue Between , Emily Dickinson
  44. 44. If Death Is Kind , Sara Teasdale
  45. 45. Death , Heinrich Heine
  46. 46. Fugue Of Death , Paul Celan
  47. 47. Hymns To The Night : 6 : Longing For Death , Novalis
  48. 48. Death Is Here And Death Is There , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  49. 49. Holy Sonnet X: Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  50. 50. A Satirical Elegy On The Death Of A Late.. , Jonathan Swift
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