Roger McGough

(November 9 - 1937 / Liverpool / England)


Poem by Roger McGough

I join the queue
We move up nicely.

I ask the lady in front
What are we queuing for.
'To join another queue,'
She explains.

'How pointless,' I say,
'I'm leaving.' She points
To another long queue.
'Then you must get in line.'

I join the queue.
We move up nicely.

Comments about Q by Roger McGough

  • Anthony Acquah (7/1/2019 7:16:00 AM)

    There is never a right or wrong queue.Everytime you stand in a queue you think that there is a shorter one next to the one you stand in.It never happens though(Report)Reply

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (5/29/2019 12:56:00 AM)

    superb poem;

    How pointless, ' I say,
    'I'm leaving.' She points
    To another long queue.
    'Then you must get in line.'

    superb poem

    expression in pleasured mind(Report)Reply

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  • abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwkyc (3/21/2019 9:28:00 AM)

    a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z(Report)Reply

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  • Alexander (3/13/2019 6:05:00 AM)

    What a beautiful poem! ! !(Report)Reply

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  • Josey AlfredJosey Alfred (7/17/2016 11:23:00 PM)

    To be in joyful queue is a pleasure.(Report)Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/13/2015 10:32:00 AM)

    And life is a Queue....Well thought.(Report)Reply

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  • Sayeed AbubakarSayeed Abubakar (4/21/2011 12:32:00 PM)

    your poem is undoubtedly beautiful(Report)Reply

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  • Keg Griff (1/16/2007 10:22:00 AM)

    heylo its keg n meg (go live!) Erm were doin this 4 our Alevel as well and would also like some one to shed abit of light on the poem pleaseo ppl! love keg n meg x x x(Report)Reply

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  • Rachel Smith (1/10/2007 3:59:00 PM)

    Hi Amy hope this helps

    Q What book/poem/author/poet has been most influential upon your writing?

    Roger McGough: 'Many poets and writers - Dylan Thomas, Kurt Vonnegut, James Joyce, Adrian Mitchell, E.E. Cummings; threads from many poets.'

    Its a bit generalised for all his poems though(Report)Reply

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  • Amy Smith (1/8/2007 6:41:00 AM)

    This poem is used as a stimulus for the AQA A level group choreography exam. Does anyone know where McGough got his inspiration for this poem or if he has said anything about this poem?(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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