Death Called My Name...

Death Called My Name...

A Poem by David Lewis Paget

Death called my name, and I replied,
‘I’m not quite ready now.
There must be others, more deserving
Of your time, somehow.
I find I still have much to do
Or leave the world in debt,
For instance, all the many women
I’ve not slept with yet.

‘You’ve followed me for far too long,
I’ve felt you on my tail,
Your hot breath on my neck, though I
Tried not to leave a trail.
My health is not the best, it’s true,
But there are some far worse,
The great decision’s up to you
But you should take them first.’

‘I noticed when you call my name
There’s some disparity,
With other names almost the same
You used a second ’t’,
Go back and check the register
You’ll find some other guy,
Who hides behind my name, he’s game,
But you should ask him ‘why?’’

‘You’ve stalked the world for far too long
In you there’s little grace,
You’ve taken everyone I loved,
You give no breathing space.
Don’t worry, I shall let you know
When I am done with life,
Should you want one to practice on
You might try my ex-wife.’

David Lewis Paget

© 2017 David Lewis Paget

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That's so funny and magnetic. I loved the way you wrote this.
and the ex wife thing - Awesomeeeeeeee!

Write more pieces like this. they are so good

Posted 2 Years Ago

Reminds me of Emily Dickinson's "I Could Not Stop for Death". A rather funny yet tragic tale.

Posted 4 Years Ago

It is rare to find a poem funny when the topic is on death, great poem :)

Posted 4 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A bit harsh but then again I didn't know the X wife lol

Posted 4 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

David, I’m pleased to know such accomplished poets have such healthy sex lives. I must be doing something wrong 😂 Cheers. Fun write!

Posted 5 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A perfect ending to a amazing tale in the poetry. Does Death take requests. Thank you David for sharing the outstanding tale.

Posted 5 Years Ago

I don't plan on ever being ready!! Much applause, David!

Posted 5 Years Ago

There is a lighter side to isn't everyone who can get as chuckling about death..
you are too funny lol

Posted 5 Years Ago

Don't let your mind become distracted by the thoughts of the Grim Reaper. Too many debts and women here, consider you a "keeper". It troubles me that you'd express when you are done with life, providing a death weapon that you penned "my ex-wife". You never fail to amaze me.......Barbzx

Posted 5 Years Ago

A great bit of craic here David.
I think if anybody can trick the reaper into postponing the mortal-coil shuttle, it's our man here with his wicked wit.

Posted 5 Years Ago

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12 Reviews
Added on November 8, 2017
Last Updated on November 8, 2017
Tags: breath, health, disparity, stalked


David Lewis Paget
David Lewis Paget

Moonta, South Australia, Australia



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