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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 - 22,578 Points Douglas Scotney (10/7/2015 12:19:00 AM)

    excellent work of a poem-cher (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 66,808 Points Susan Williams (10/6/2015 3:11:00 PM)

    Captures the innocence and charm of children (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,891 Points John Richter (10/6/2015 11:21:00 AM)

    whimsically sweet..... (Report) Reply

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Poems About School

  1. 1. First Day At School , Roger McGough
  2. 2. In School-Days , John Greenleaf Whittier
  3. 3. School Is Not So Cool , Chantel Braatz
  4. 4. Among School Children , William Butler Yeats
  5. 5. The Flower-School , Rabindranath Tagore
  6. 6. School Just School , kerri king
  7. 7. September, The First Day Of School , Howard Nemerov
  8. 8. On Old Man's Thought Of School , Walt Whitman
  9. 9. The School Of Metaphysics , Charles Simic
  10. 10. Address To The Scholars Of The Village S.. , William Wordsworth
  11. 11. A School Song , Rudyard Kipling
  12. 12. School School School , somebody u will never know
  13. 13. Lines Written As A School Exercise At Ha.. , William Wordsworth
  14. 14. Stay In School , Leon Thomas Lee
  15. 15. School , Dwayne Earle Gordon
  16. 16. The Junior High School Band Concert , David Wagoner
  17. 17. Kitchener's School , Rudyard Kipling
  18. 18. Going To School , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
  19. 19. Sonnet: On School-Life , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  20. 20. The Latest School , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  21. 21. School , Jamie Parker
  22. 22. The Prelude, Book 1: Childhood And Schoo.. , William Wordsworth
  23. 23. M. Degas Teaches Art &Amp; Science At Du.. , Philip Levine
  24. 24. School , Miss Smiley face
  25. 25. The Old Bark School , Henry Lawson
  26. 26. School Rhymes , James Clerk Maxwell
  27. 27. Going Back To School , Stephen Vincent Benet
  28. 28. Tests And Homework And Quizzes And School , David Kulczyk
  29. 29. On The School Bus , Alison Cassidy
  30. 30. High School Slinger , Omar Ali Sabar
  31. 31. School , Samantha Holstiene
  32. 32. Come, Pretty School-Girl! , Henry Clay Work
  33. 33. The Old School List , James Kenneth Stephen
  34. 34. Senryu - Back To School , Don Haney
  35. 35. O The Pressures Of School , Fidelis Patronus
  36. 36. A Little Girl's First School Day , Ben Gieske
  37. 37. Walking Through High School , Heather Hill
  38. 38. (009) My School Conducts Athletic Meet , Risha Ahmed (12 yrs)
  39. 39. I Sent My Child To School Today , Doug Hollywood Davis
  40. 40. The Journey From School And To School , Charles Lamb
  41. 41. (01) A Farewell To My School , Lubna S. Khan
  42. 42. 'An Old School Valentine' , Linda Winchell
  43. 43. The Prelude, Book 2: School-Time (Contin.. , William Wordsworth
  44. 44. School , logan dillie
  45. 45. A School Is So Not Cool , fahed sharaf
  46. 46. School , Brian Aji
  47. 47. At The School Of Sternness , Chuck Audette
  48. 48. In School , Elorm Dogbo
  49. 49. (117) I’m Late For School , Risha Ahmed (12 yrs)
  50. 50. School Time , jibin joseph
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