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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 - 14,775 Points Jeanette Telusma (7/21/2017 5:31:00 AM)

    Oh... the innocence of such child. Enjoyable read. (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 814 Points Mohit Katyal (7/8/2017 1:50:00 AM)

    superb.................... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,578 Points Patricia Grantham (3/30/2017 5:08:00 AM)

    Very nice. Enjoyed this humorous poem about school. (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. School Is Not So Cool , Chantel Braatz
  4. 4. The Flower-School , Rabindranath Tagore
  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. Lines Written As A School Exercise At Ha.. , William Wordsworth
  13. 13. School School School , somebody u will never know
  14. 14. School , Dwayne Earle Gordon
  15. 15. Stay In School , Leon Thomas Lee
  16. 16. Kitchener's School , Rudyard Kipling
  17. 17. Going To School , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
  18. 18. Sonnet: On School-Life , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  19. 19. The Latest School , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  20. 20. Tests And Homework And Quizzes And School , David Kulczyk
  21. 21. The Junior High School Band Concert , David Wagoner
  22. 22. School , Jamie Parker
  23. 23. M. Degas Teaches Art &Amp; Science At Du.. , Philip Levine
  24. 24. The Prelude, Book 1: Childhood And Schoo.. , William Wordsworth
  25. 25. School , Miss Smiley face
  26. 26. Going Back To School , Stephen Vincent Benet
  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. The Old School List , James Kenneth Stephen
  32. 32. School Rhymes , James Clerk Maxwell
  33. 33. Senryu - Back To School , Don Haney
  34. 34. O The Pressures Of School , Fidelis Patronus
  35. 35. (009) My School Conducts Athletic Meet , Risha Ahmed (12 yrs)
  36. 36. I Sent My Child To School Today , Doug Hollywood Davis
  37. 37. The Journey From School And To School , Charles Lamb
  38. 38. (01) A Farewell To My School , Lubna S. Khan
  39. 39. Come, Pretty School-Girl! , Henry Clay Work
  40. 40. 'An Old School Valentine' , Linda Winchell
  41. 41. The Prelude, Book 2: School-Time (Contin.. , William Wordsworth
  42. 42. School , logan dillie
  43. 43. A School Is So Not Cool , fahed sharaf
  44. 44. Walking Through High School , Heather Hill
  45. 45. School , Brian Aji
  46. 46. At The School Of Sternness , Chuck Audette
  47. 47. In School , Elorm Dogbo
  48. 48. Leaving School , Jane Tomlin
  49. 49. (117) I’m Late For School , Risha Ahmed (12 yrs)
  50. 50. A Little Girl's First School Day , Ben Gieske
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