Treasure Island

Roger McGough

(November 9 - 1937 / Liverpool / England)

Goodbat Nightman


God bless all policemen
and fighters of crime,
May thieves go to jail
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  • Peter Richards (9/3/2011 12:37:00 PM)

    There is a very great deal of allusion to this:
    http: //allpoetry.com/poem/8518995-Vespers-by-A.A._Milne

    For McGough's immediate audience in Britain when his poem was written, 'Vespers' was probably so well known as to render accreditation unnecessary. Handy info for any student types that pop in here though? (Report) Reply

  • Tom Prato (2/10/2006 2:58:00 AM)

    Jolly and exquisite. Who doesnt like Batman and Robin? The poet has captured the flavour of the child's response to these two adorable comic heroes. Superb! (Report) Reply

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