Roger McGough

(November 9 - 1937 / Liverpool / England)

Comments about Roger McGough

  • Emily Smith (12/2/2008 7:20:00 AM)

    Dear Roger McGough

    I am writing to tell you how I feel and what I think of your poem The Lesson. I think that your poem should have been for adults because if a young child reads this, what thoughts will they have in mind? Since I started reading it, it made me feel bad even though you used lots of rhyming words.

    Whilst I was reading it it made me sick therefore I think you shouldn't give this poem to young children, furthermore I think children will be afraid of their teachers.

    On the other hand I thought you worked really hard for this seeing as all the rhyming words you used children will like some of it.
    Even though you used lots of rhyming words which is good I dont think you should have put in the shooting and killing bit.
    My final thought all together: I think your poem was disgusting, rubbish, dross, muck, nonsense, garbage, lumber, rubble, scrap, trash, waste and stupid.

    From

    Hermes. Aged 10

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  • Fred Babbin (11/22/2008 11:55:00 AM)

    Too bad that I can't add you to My Friends list.

  • Lizzy Murphy (3/8/2006 1:42:00 AM)

    Hi i love your poem Icarus Allsorts. when i read it i could picture in my head what was going on. I had to study this poem and you for a school project and i found the poem very interesting.

  • Pupils Furzedown Primary (11/18/2004 3:54:00 AM)

    I thought that surivor was a good poem because it made me think what you were going throw in your lfe and also I wanna have a young mans death was a good because it was said that you wanted to die at all these ages and things you might have gone throw well really i liked all of them poems but those two were my favoite poems so thankyou
    from laura and jai

Best Poem of Roger McGough

First Day At School

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. ...

Read the full of First Day At School

Goodbat Nightman

God bless all policemen
and fighters of crime,
May thieves go to jail
for a very long time.

They've had a hard day
helping clean up the town,
Now they hang from the mantelpiece
both upside down.

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