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