Roger McGough

(November 9 - 1937 / Liverpool / England)

Roger McGough Poems

1. The Sound Collector 8/18/2015
2. Kinetic Poem No.2 1/3/2003
3. Beguiling 1/3/2003
4. Q 1/3/2003
5. Soil 1/3/2003
6. The Leader 1/3/2003
7. The Time I Like Best 1/3/2003
8. Mrs Moon 1/3/2003
9. Goodbat Nightman 1/3/2003
10. The Identification 1/3/2003
11. The Trouble With Snowmen 1/3/2003
12. Cake 1/3/2003
13. Survivor 1/3/2003
14. You And I 1/3/2003
15. First Day At School 1/3/2003
16. The Lesson 1/3/2003
17. Let Me Die A Youngman's Death 1/3/2003
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 ...

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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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