Roger McGough

(November 9 - 1937 / Liverpool / England)

Comments about Roger McGough

  • Rookie Fred Babbin (11/22/2008 11:55:00 AM)

    Too bad that I can't add you to My Friends list.

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  • Rookie Lizzy Murphy (3/8/2006 1:42:00 AM)

    Hi i love your poem Icarus Allsorts. when i read it i could picture in my head what was going on. I had to study this poem and you for a school project and i found the poem very interesting.

  • Rookie Pupils Furzedown Primary (11/18/2004 3:54:00 AM)

    I thought that surivor was a good poem because it made me think what you were going throw in your lfe and also I wanna have a young mans death was a good because it was said that you wanted to die at all these ages and things you might have gone throw well really i liked all of them poems but those two were my favoite poems so thankyou
    from laura and jai

Best Poem of Roger McGough

Let Me Die A Youngman's Death

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 ...

Read the full of Let Me Die A Youngman's Death

The Trouble With Snowmen

'The trouble with snowmen,'
Said my father one year
'They are no sooner made
than they just disappear.

I'll build you a snowman
And I'll build it to last
Add sand and cement
And then have it cast.

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