Roger McGough
Liverpool / England
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Soil

Rating: 3.9
we've ignored eachother for a long time
and I'm strictly an indoor man
anytime to call would be the wrong time
I'll avoid you as long as I can

When I was a boy we were good friends
I made pies out of you when you were wet
And in childhood's remembered summer weather
We roughandtumbled together
We were very close
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Richard Antwi 15 June 2020
Letme die a youngman's death even if I am..... I share the same sentiments with you-well done!
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qwerty mannn 07 June 2020
nose clippings are yummy
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joshua 07 June 2020
i eat lots of buitos and tacos.
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Dr Antony Theodore 08 May 2020
When I was a boy we were good friends I made pies out of you when you were wet And in childhood's remembered summer weather We roughandtumbled together We were very close.. Sweet memories. a fine poem.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 08 May 2020
just you and me and the sun the world a place for having fun always so much to be done......much impressive lines with lofty theme. Beautiful poem. Thanks and congratulation for being chosen this poem as the modern poem of the POD.
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Mahtab Bangalee 08 May 2020
But suddenly it was winter And you seemed so cold and dirty That I stayed indoors and acquired A taste for girls and clean clothes....life suddenly starts to seek the indoor path where the peaceful mind lives gradually but outdoor the aroma of soil calls to enjoy entirely.... great poem
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Dominic Windram 08 May 2020
A rather witty poem on the surface, so typical of Roger Mcgough, but with an underlying depth that addresses the vagaries of the human condition.I'm particularly impressed by the way it moves effortlessly from childhood to late adulthood. Seemingly, soil symbolises death and the passing of time.; which the poet will 'avoid'...' as long'as' he can.
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anytime to call would be the wrong time I'll avoid you as long as I can.........................A very sad poem, no soil anymore? Because you have become a strictly city man? Congratulations on being chosen as The Modern Poem Of The Day. FRIDAY 6 May 2020. Reagrds, SFC the Netherlands
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Adeeb Alfateh 29 May 2019
great connection made by the poem with the soil - just you and me and the sun the world a place for having fun always so much to be done great writing
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Prabir Gayen 16 May 2019
Very beautiful poem dear poet......../////////
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