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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.


Comments about First Day At School by Roger McGough

  • Gold Star - 6,491 Points Patricia Grantham (3/30/2017 5:08:00 AM)

    Very nice. Enjoyed this humorous poem about school. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 10,640 Points Sylva-onyema Uba (2/6/2017 11:29:00 PM)

    Tea- cher. The one who makes the tea.

    Well expressed poem!

    Sylva (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 155 Points Isaac Ntegeka (1/25/2017 3:03:00 PM)

    Reminds me of my first day at school. It was in 2004 and I was so excited., But I ended up crying because other kids were crying. We. were crying for our parents. An. I have always been the smallest kid in my class. (Report) Reply

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Poems About School

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