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First Day At School - Poem by Roger McGough

A millionbillionwillion miles from home
Waiting for the bell to go. (To go where?)
Why are they all so big, other children?
So noisy? So much at home they
Must have been born in uniform
Lived all their lives in playgrounds
Spent the years inventing games
That don't let me in. Games
That are rough, that swallow you up.

And the railings.
All around, the railings.
Are they to keep out wolves and monsters?
Things that carry off and eat children?
Things you don't take sweets from?
Perhaps they're to stop us getting out
Running away from the lessins. Lessin.
What does a lessin look like?
Sounds small and slimy.
They keep them in the glassrooms.
Whole rooms made out of glass. Imagine.

I wish I could remember my name
Mummy said it would come in useful.
Like wellies. When there's puddles.
Yellowwellies. I wish she was here.
I think my name is sewn on somewhere
Perhaps the teacher will read it for me.
Tea-cher. The one who makes the tea.


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Poems About School

  1. 1. First Day At School , Roger McGough
  2. 2. School Is Not So Cool , Chantel Braatz
  3. 3. In School-Days , John Greenleaf Whittier
  4. 4. School Just School , kerri king
  5. 5. Among School Children , William Butler Yeats
  6. 6. The Flower-School , Rabindranath Tagore
  7. 7. September, The First Day Of School , Howard Nemerov
  8. 8. A School Song , Rudyard Kipling
  9. 9. On Old Man's Thought Of School , Walt Whitman
  10. 10. Address To The Scholars Of The Village S.. , William Wordsworth
  11. 11. The School Of Metaphysics , Charles Simic
  12. 12. School , Dwayne Earle Gordon
  13. 13. School School School , somebody u will never know
  14. 14. Lines Written As A School Exercise At Ha.. , William Wordsworth
  15. 15. Stay In School , Leon Thomas Lee
  16. 16. Going To School , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
  17. 17. The Junior High School Band Concert , David Wagoner
  18. 18. Kitchener's School , Rudyard Kipling
  19. 19. Sonnet: On School-Life , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  20. 20. The Latest School , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  21. 21. School , Jamie Parker
  22. 22. The Prelude, Book 1: Childhood And Schoo.. , William Wordsworth
  23. 23. M. Degas Teaches Art &Amp; Science At Du.. , Philip Levine
  24. 24. School , Miss Smiley face
  25. 25. School , Samantha Holstiene
  26. 26. Going Back To School , Stephen Vincent Benet
  27. 27. Tests And Homework And Quizzes And School , David Kulczyk
  28. 28. Leaving School , Jane Tomlin
  29. 29. On The School Bus , Alison Cassidy
  30. 30. The Old Bark School , Henry Lawson
  31. 31. High School Slinger , Omar Ali Sabar
  32. 32. Senryu - Back To School , Don Haney
  33. 33. Come, Pretty School-Girl! , Henry Clay Work
  34. 34. The Old School List , James Kenneth Stephen
  35. 35. School Rhymes , James Clerk Maxwell
  36. 36. Walking Through High School , Heather Hill
  37. 37. The Prelude, Book 2: School-Time (Contin.. , William Wordsworth
  38. 38. I Sent My Child To School Today , Doug Hollywood Davis
  39. 39. O The Pressures Of School , Fidelis Patronus
  40. 40. A Little Girl's First School Day , Ben Gieske
  41. 41. (009) My School Conducts Athletic Meet , Risha Ahmed (12 yrs)
  42. 42. The Journey From School And To School , Charles Lamb
  43. 43. (01) A Farewell To My School , Lubna S. Khan
  44. 44. School Time , jibin joseph
  45. 45. 'An Old School Valentine' , Linda Winchell
  46. 46. A School Is So Not Cool , fahed sharaf
  47. 47. School , logan dillie
  48. 48. School , Brian Aji
  49. 49. In School , Elorm Dogbo
  50. 50. (117) I’m Late For School , Risha Ahmed (12 yrs)
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