Roger McGough

(November 9 - 1937 / Liverpool / England)

You And I

Poem by Roger McGough

I explain quietly. You
hear me shouting. You
try a new tack. I
feel old wounds reopen.

You see both sides. I
see your blinkers. I
am placatory. You
sense a new selfishness.

I am a dove. You
recognize the hawk. You
offer an olive branch. I
feel the thorns.

You bleed. I
see crocodile tears. I
withdraw. You
reel from the impact.


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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (6/24/2020 8:10:00 PM)

    You bleed but I visualize crocodile tears in your eyes...I sincerely appreciate the microscopic vision of the poet!(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (6/24/2020 6:50:00 PM)

    Congratulations for being chosen this poem as the modern poem of the poem of the day.(Report)Reply

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  • Rocky Loves (6/24/2020 4:04:00 PM)

    Thats how I feel so talk to each other, listen and understand(Report)Reply

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  • Shaun CronickShaun Cronick (6/24/2020 2:14:00 PM)

    Ah come on with great respect, this was member poem of the day less than two weeks ago.
    A nice clever poem but how about a little variety when choosing.
    There are more than a few available to choose from.(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (6/24/2020 12:57:00 PM)

    You bleed. I
    see crocodile tears. I
    withdraw. You
    reel from the impact. very fine poem. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (6/24/2020 12:56:00 PM)

    I am a dove. You
    recognize the hawk. You
    offer an olive branch. I
    feel the thorns. very fine poem. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Rocky Loves (6/24/2020 7:57:00 AM)

    They should talk, listen and try to understand each other

    I explain quietly. You
    hear me shouting(Report)Reply

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  • Jayatissa K Liyanage (6/24/2020 5:38:00 AM)

    What happens when confront in conflict.......... chaos. In a context of love confrontation, conflict and chaos can be sensed and experienced in a different but lively mode. Very sensational poem, quite nicely crafted. Thank you for sharing. Congrats on your positioning. X(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (6/24/2020 5:00:00 AM)

    You and me
    there are two existence

    your feelings is quite far
    from my layer

    if you touch the rose flower
    there I fear of thorns

    if you smell the fragrance
    I fear of there unseen insects

    if you observe there bountifulness
    I fear of flirting

    oh two existence of two opposite poles
    never can to together

    but if you come with love
    let me see the mind.......maybe UNION(Report)Reply

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  • Luis Estable (6/24/2020 2:14:00 AM)

    It seems they they two are very much on opposite sides. Nothing will come to work out. They are of different minds and when two don`t see eye to eye, they should split.(Report)Reply

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  • Rini MarkleRini Markle (6/24/2020 1:12:00 AM)

    Not a great deal of coherence. At odds is old hat.(Report)Reply

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  • frabcisca.. (6/21/2020 8:43:00 AM)

    beautiful piece(Report)Reply

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  • Doreen Weinhurst (6/15/2020 11:10:00 PM)

    Smart poem dear poet.(Report)Reply

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  • Love Hurts (6/15/2020 4:36:00 PM)

    Love suffers, you and I hurt a lot(Report)Reply

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  • Ellen Ni Bheachain (6/15/2020 12:07:00 PM)

    Very well put and to the point on relationship breakdown.(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (6/15/2020 3:43:00 AM)

    I am a dove. You
    recognize the hawk. You
    offer an olive branch. I
    feel the thorns. playing with the contrasts. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Triste one (3/30/2020 10:07:00 AM)

    Love it(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (1/11/2020 12:59:00 PM)

    Perception is explained in a magical way. This poem is excellently penned. A nice poem is shared.10(Report)Reply

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  • aqswdefrgthyjukilop1234567890 (10/5/2019 12:52:00 AM)

    This poem is good for learning and school teachings(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003