Roger McGough

(November 9 - 1937 / Liverpool / England)

Cake - Poem by Roger McGough

i wanted one life
you wanted another
we couldn't have our cake
so we ate eachother.


Comments about Cake by Roger McGough

  • Jay Harper (1/8/2016 7:03:00 AM)

    Returning to a poem that once read is never forgotten, ...so we ate each other - in some english regional accents the 'h' at the beginning of a word is dropped, so 'hate' could be pronounced 'ate'. (Report) Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/4/2016 12:26:00 PM)

    Very nicely written...so we ate each other... (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (10/6/2015 3:16:00 PM)

    upon second thoughts there is a dark wit in this (Report) Reply

  • Ingeborg Von Finsterwalde Ingeborg Von Finsterwalde (11/10/2012 8:18:00 AM)

    Now I understand why we say; You can't have your cake and eat it. Wonderful sense of humor... (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/29/2012 7:39:00 AM)

    Lovely, I like the poem's with and humor. (Report) Reply

  • Tanya Nik (2/8/2010 12:20:00 PM)

    It's really... Genius. I don't have another words to explain my feelings) (Report) Reply

  • David Woods (3/16/2009 4:36:00 PM)

    Spike Milligan - very (Report) Reply

  • Anna Russell (2/22/2006 7:25:00 AM)

    I agree with Ian. Many of us have been here and it sums up an impossible situation beautifully.
    Hugs
    Anna xxx (Report) Reply

  • Ian Curtis (10/12/2005 5:17:00 AM)

    This poem is simply genius (Report) Reply

  • Frances Macaulay Forde Frances Macaulay Forde (11/9/2004 10:18:00 AM)

    This piece really touched me - I have been where the poet is... And, although I understand the writer may have been feeling small when this was composed; I personally, would have used a capital 'I'. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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