Roger McGough

(November 9 - 1937 / Liverpool / England)

Roger McGough Poems

1. The Sound Collector 8/18/2015
2. Beguiling 1/3/2003
3. Kinetic Poem No.2 1/3/2003
4. Soil 1/3/2003
5. Goodbat Nightman 1/3/2003
6. Q 1/3/2003
7. The Time I Like Best 1/3/2003
8. Mrs Moon 1/3/2003
9. The Identification 1/3/2003
10. The Leader 1/3/2003
11. Survivor 1/3/2003
12. You And I 1/3/2003
13. The Trouble With Snowmen 1/3/2003
14. Cake 1/3/2003
15. Let Me Die A Youngman's Death 1/3/2003
16. The Lesson 1/3/2003
17. First Day At School 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Roger McGough

First Day At School

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. ...

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The Identification

So you think its Stephen?
Then I'd best make sure
Be on the safe side as it were.
Ah, theres been a mistake. The hair
you see, its black, now Stephens fair ...
Whats that? The explosion?
Of course, burnt black. Silly of me.
I should have known. Then lets get on.

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