Roger McGough Poems

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1.
Let Me Die A Youngman's Death

Let me die a youngman's death
not a clean and inbetween
the sheets holywater death
not a famous-last-words
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2.
The Lesson

Chaos ruled OK in the classroom
as bravely the teacher walked in
the nooligans ignored him
his voice was lost in the din
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3.
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
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4.
You And I

I explain quietly. You
hear me shouting. You
try a new tack. I
feel old wounds reopen.
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5.
Survivor

Everyday,
I think about dying.
About disease, starvation,
violence, terrorism, war,
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6.
Cake

7.
The Leader

I wanna be the leader
I wanna be the leader
Can I be the leader?
Can I? I can?
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8.
The Trouble With Snowmen

'The trouble with snowmen,'
Said my father one year
'They are no sooner made
than they just disappear.
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9.
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
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10.
Soil

we've ignored eachother for a long time
and I'm strictly an indoor man
anytime to call would be the wrong time
I'll avoid you as long as I can
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