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First Day At School - Poem by Roger McGough

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
Must have been born in uniform
Lived all their lives in playgrounds
Spent the years inventing games
That don't let me in. Games
That are rough, that swallow you up.

And the railings.
All around, the railings.
Are they to keep out wolves and monsters?
Things that carry off and eat children?
Things you don't take sweets from?
Perhaps they're to stop us getting out
Running away from the lessins. Lessin.
What does a lessin look like?
Sounds small and slimy.
They keep them in the glassrooms.
Whole rooms made out of glass. Imagine.

I wish I could remember my name
Mummy said it would come in useful.
Like wellies. When there's puddles.
Yellowwellies. I wish she was here.
I think my name is sewn on somewhere
Perhaps the teacher will read it for me.
Tea-cher. The one who makes the tea.


Comments about First Day At School by Roger McGough

  • Gold Star - 6,491 Points Patricia Grantham (3/30/2017 5:08:00 AM)

    Very nice. Enjoyed this humorous poem about school. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 10,614 Points Sylva-onyema Uba (2/6/2017 11:29:00 PM)

    Tea- cher. The one who makes the tea.

    Well expressed poem!

    Sylva (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 41 Points Isaac Ntegeka (1/25/2017 3:03:00 PM)

    Reminds me of my first day at school. It was in 2004 and I was so excited., But I ended up crying because other kids were crying. We. were crying for our parents. An. I have always been the smallest kid in my class. (Report) Reply

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Poems About School

  1. 1. First Day At School , Roger McGough
  2. 2. Among School Children , William Butler Yeats
  3. 3. In School-Days , John Greenleaf Whittier
  4. 4. September, The First Day Of School , Howard Nemerov
  5. 5. The Flower-School , Rabindranath Tagore
  6. 6. On Old Man's Thought Of School , Walt Whitman
  7. 7. The Prelude, Book 1: Childhood And Schoo.. , William Wordsworth
  8. 8. Sonnet: On School-Life , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  9. 9. A School Song , Rudyard Kipling
  10. 10. The Latest School , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  11. 11. The School Of Metaphysics , Charles Simic
  12. 12. Old School Memories , Marilyn Lott
  13. 13. The Old Bark School , Henry Lawson
  14. 14. (117) I’m Late For School , Risha Ahmed (12 yrs)
  15. 15. M. Degas Teaches Art &Amp; Science At Du.. , Philip Levine
  16. 16. Come, Pretty School-Girl! , Henry Clay Work
  17. 17. Haiku - First Day At School , john tiong chunghoo
  18. 18. Lines Written As A School Exercise At Ha.. , William Wordsworth
  19. 19. School Dropout , Sylvia Chidi
  20. 20. School Dinner Day , Not Long Left
  21. 21. School Is Not So Cool , Chantel Braatz
  22. 22. The Journey From School And To School , Charles Lamb
  23. 23. The Prelude, Book 2: School-Time (Contin.. , William Wordsworth
  24. 24. School School School , somebody u will never know
  25. 25. Address To The Scholars Of The Village S.. , William Wordsworth
  26. 26. Going To School , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
  27. 27. End Of School Day , Not Long Left
  28. 28. School Just School , kerri king
  29. 29. Kitchener's School , Rudyard Kipling
  30. 30. I Don'T Want To Go Into School , colin mcnaughton
  31. 31. The Junior High School Band Concert , David Wagoner
  32. 32. Evergreen School Days........ , Ravi Sathasivam
  33. 33. On The School Bus , Alison Cassidy
  34. 34. Stay In School , Leon Thomas Lee
  35. 35. School , logan dillie
  36. 36. The Village School Master , Rajaram Ramachandran
  37. 37. High School , Brie Carter
  38. 38. School Photos From The Past , Marilyn Lott
  39. 39. Orphan School , Robert William Service
  40. 40. Quacks Exposed (School School Schoo.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  41. 41. School , Samantha Holstiene
  42. 42. School , Dwayne Earle Gordon
  43. 43. Nursery School , nimal dunuhinga
  44. 44. A Lonely One Room School , Marilyn Lott
  45. 45. School , Naveed Akram
  46. 46. Primary School , Herbert Nehrlich
  47. 47. Going To A New School , amans bho
  48. 48. Travel Haiku - St Thomas Blue Water Sail.. , john tiong chunghoo
  49. 49. Those That I Went To School With , Francis Duggan
  50. 50. School , Edward Kofi Louis
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