DEATH SNIPS PROUD MEN - Thomas Sackville, earl of Dorset Poems


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DEATH is stronger than all the governments because
     the governments are men and men die and then
     death laughs: Now you see 'em, now you don't.

Death is stronger than all proud men and so death
     snips proud men on the nose, throws a pair of
     dice and says: Read 'em and weep.

Death sends a radiogram every day: When I want
     you I'll drop in--and then one day he comes with a
     master-key and lets himself in and says: We'll
     go now.

Death is a nurse mother with big arms: 'Twon't hurt
     you at all; it's your time now; just need a
     long sleep, child; what have you had anyhow
     better than sleep?