Friday, January 3, 2003

The Leader Comments

Rating: 3.8

I wanna be the leader
I wanna be the leader
Can I be the leader?
Can I? I can?

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Roger McGough
COMMENTS
Dr Antony Theodore 22 November 2020

Can I? I can? Promise? Promise? Yippee I'm the leader I'm the leader presenting a problem. tony

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Suryendu Chaudhury 22 October 2020

Sarcasm at it's finest.

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Mahtab Bangalee 26 September 2020

it's a sarcastic poetic little expression on the world Leaders- I think

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Mahtab Bangalee 26 September 2020

Wanna be a leader? Yeah! Everyone wanna be a leader! but for what? to be seated on the THRONE! ! ! to rule as barbaric alone! ! ! or to serve everything as like the servant! ! !

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Khairul Ahsan 26 September 2020

Leadership is not everybody's cuppatea! Loved the humour. Congratulations on your poem's selection as the 'Modern Poem of the Day'!

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To be a leader is so easy?

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L Milton Hankins 26 September 2020

This is a marvelous little piece of writing. So, you must have been out on the playground with a group of second or third graders when you got the inspiration for this. Thanks, Roger.

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Bill Cantrell 26 September 2020

Too silly to be poem of the day, I don’t blame writer but poemhunter, he has much better poems than this one, of corse I write silly poems too but would be embarrassed if they were posted

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Luis Estable 26 September 2020

The last verse of this short poem makes me think of the line " Be careful what you wish for" if I read this poem correctly.

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Sy Wong. 26 September 2020

Sorry, I wouldn't want a leader like this.

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Dorina Neculce 26 September 2020

I wanna be the leader I wanna be the leader

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I_like_cookies 16 September 2020

I came here for my school work

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Dr Antony Theodore 15 September 2020

Can I be the leader? Can I? I can? Promise? Promise? very fine. tony

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Dr Antony Theodore 15 June 2020

Can I be the leader? Can I? I can? Promise? Promise? gaining confidence by repeating. tony

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Michael Walker 30 September 2019

Quite a subtle poem even though it is brief. In part I see it as a satire about leadership- so many people want to be leaders, like the speaker. Once he is made leader, though, he is insecure and indecisive. I like this.

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Bob Lloyd 24 July 2019

Never more appropriate than today 24th July 2019

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Zena Deayton. 21 February 2018

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.

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Edward Kofi Louis 10 October 2017

Hope and dreams! Thanks for sharing.

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Anil Kumar Panda 10 October 2017

Take inspiration from present day politicians and be one among them. Nice poem.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 10 October 2017

Nyahaha.... such a humurous and funny poem.....

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