The Lesson By Roger Mcgough

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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Let Me Die A Youngman’s Death By Roger Mcgough

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 peaceful…

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I Join By Roger Mcgough

I join I join the queue We move up nicely. I ask the lady in front What are we queuing for. ‘To join another queue,’…

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The Sound Collector By Roger Mcgough

The Sound Collector A stranger called this morning Dressed all in black and grey Put every sound into a bag And carried them away The…

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Soil By Roger Mcgough

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…

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The Identification By Roger Mcgough

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….

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First Day At School By 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…

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You And I By Roger Mcgough

You And I I explain quietly. You hear me shouting. You try a new tack. I feel old wounds reopen. You see both sides. I…

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Goodbat Nightman By Roger Mcgough

Goodbat Nightman God bless all policemen and fighters of crime, May thieves go to jail for a very long time. They’ve had a hard day…

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The Trouble With Snowmen By Roger Mcgough

The Trouble With Snowmen ‘The trouble with snowmen,’ Said my father one year ‘They are no sooner made than they just disappear. I’ll build you…

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Beguiling – Roger McGough

She is so beguiling That when she beckons I can run a mile In twenty seconds. ~ Beguiling – Roger McGough

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