Roger McGough

(November 9 - 1937 / Liverpool / England)

Roger McGough Poems

1. Let Me Die A Youngman's Death 1/3/2003
2. The Lesson 1/3/2003
3. First Day at School 1/3/2003
4. Survivor 1/3/2003
5. You and I 1/3/2003
6. Cake 1/3/2003
7. The Identification 1/3/2003
8. The Trouble with Snowmen 1/3/2003
9. The Leader 1/3/2003
10. The Time I Like Best 1/3/2003
11. Q 1/3/2003
12. Goodbat Nightman 1/3/2003
13. Soil 1/3/2003
14. Beguiling 1/3/2003
15. Mrs Moon 1/3/2003
16. Kinetic poem no.2 1/3/2003

First Day at School

A millionbillionwillion miles from home
Waiting for the bell to go. (To go where?)
Why are they all so big, other children?
So noisy? So much at home they
Must have been born in uniform
Lived all their lives in playgrounds
Spent the years inventing games
That don't let me in. Games
That are rough, that swallow you up.

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