Roger McGough

(November 9 - 1937 / Liverpool / England)

The Leader - Poem by Roger McGough

I wanna be the leader
I wanna be the leader
Can I be the leader?
Can I? I can?
Promise? Promise?
Yippee I'm the leader
I'm the leader

OK what shall we do?


Comments about The Leader by Roger McGough

  • (2/21/2018 3:16:00 PM)


    I once saw a poster with this poem on it. (as well as a little person on a ladder perhaps?) Any idea where I can find it again. (Report) Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/10/2017 2:29:00 PM)


    Hope and dreams! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (10/10/2017 9:56:00 AM)


    Take inspiration from present day politicians and be one among them. Nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (10/10/2017 6:04:00 AM)


    Nyahaha.... such a humurous and funny poem..... (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (10/10/2017 3:11:00 AM)


    te he he a poem with a warning? you should not wish for things you do not really want because some times wishes do come true! in fact Looking Back At It Now we have all been/led at some time in our lives? ...........Promisingly written Rog (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (10/10/2017 1:41:00 AM)


    hahahahahahahahahaha I love the sense of humor in this... I have to read more by him (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/10/2017 12:10:00 AM)


    Yes, of course you can be a leader. Having positive motivation and values within and doing selfless service you can proceed ahead. You want to be a leader is the great ambition. Giving promise and keeping promise is a nice attitude of a leader. This is brilliantly penned poem...10 (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/4/2016 12:22:00 PM)


    Why u wanna be a leader? (Report) Reply

  • (9/23/2009 4:40:00 AM)


    He went to college to write this? These are the words of a teen trying to be clever about the absurdness of politics. Ha! Ridiculous. (Report) Reply

  • (1/15/2009 2:06:00 PM)


    It reads like the opening lines of a Prime Minister's C.V. Absolutely Class! (Report) Reply

  • (1/30/2006 10:13:00 AM)


    think this poem should be dedicated to all politicians (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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