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Famous Time's Up Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Time's Up poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous time's up poems. These examples illustrate what a famous time's up poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Service, Robert William
...Too many weak ones need me so,
 And will be woeful when I go.'

Then Death appraisingly looked down,
 Saying: 'Your time's up, Mister Brown.
And I am sorry, Mister Jones,
 The earth is ready for your bones.
Friend Smith, although you're overdue
 Your lease of living we'll renew . . .
Both fame and fortune far above,
 What matters in the end is--Love.'...Read More

by Yeats, William Butler
...s to rail,,
And when old Guaire came and stood
Before the three to end this tale,
They were commingling lice and blood
'Time's up,' he cried, and all the three
With blood-shot eyes upon him stared.
'Time's up,' he eried, and all the three
Fell down upon the dust and snored.

`Maybe I shall be lucky yet,
Now they are silent,' said the crane.
`Though to my feathers in the wet
I've stood as I were made of stone
And seen the rubbish run about,
It's certain there are t...Read More

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