Treasure Island

Roger McGough

(November 9 - 1937 / Liverpool / England)

Q


I join the queue
We move up nicely.

I ask the lady in front
What are we queuing for.
'To join another queue,'
She explains.

'How pointless,' I say,
'I'm leaving.' She points
To another long queue.
'Then you must get in line.'

I join the queue.
We move up nicely.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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  • Keg Griff (1/16/2007 10:22:00 AM)

    heylo its keg n meg (go live!) Erm were doin this 4 our Alevel as well and would also like some one to shed abit of light on the poem pleaseo ppl! love keg n meg x x x (Report) Reply

  • Rachel Smith (1/10/2007 3:59:00 PM)

    Hi Amy hope this helps

    Q What book/poem/author/poet has been most influential upon your writing?

    Roger McGough: 'Many poets and writers - Dylan Thomas, Kurt Vonnegut, James Joyce, Adrian Mitchell, E.E. Cummings; threads from many poets.'

    Its a bit generalised for all his poems though (Report) Reply

  • Amy Smith (1/8/2007 6:41:00 AM)

    This poem is used as a stimulus for the AQA A level group choreography exam. Does anyone know where McGough got his inspiration for this poem or if he has said anything about this poem? (Report) Reply

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