Roger McGough

(November 9 - 1937 / Liverpool / England)

Roger McGough Poems

1. Kinetic Poem No.2 1/3/2003
2. Beguiling 1/3/2003
3. Mrs Moon 1/3/2003
4. Soil 1/3/2003
5. The Leader 1/3/2003
6. Goodbat Nightman 1/3/2003
7. The Time I Like Best 1/3/2003
8. Q 1/3/2003
9. The Trouble With Snowmen 1/3/2003
10. The Identification 1/3/2003
11. Cake 1/3/2003
12. You And I 1/3/2003
13. Survivor 1/3/2003
14. First Day At School 1/3/2003
15. The Lesson 1/3/2003
16. Let Me Die A Youngman's Death 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Roger McGough

Let Me Die A Youngman's Death

Let me die a youngman's death
not a clean and inbetween
the sheets holywater death
not a famous-last-words
peaceful out of breath death

When I'm 73
and in constant good tumour
may I be mown down at dawn
by a bright red sports car
on my way home
from an allnight party

Or when I'm 91
with silver hair
and sitting in a barber's chair
may rival gangsters
with hamfisted tommyguns burst in
and give me a short back and insides

Or when I'm 104
and banned from the Cavern
may my mistress
catching me in bed with her daughter
and ...

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The Identification

So you think its Stephen?
Then I'd best make sure
Be on the safe side as it were.
Ah, theres been a mistake. The hair
you see, its black, now Stephens fair ...
Whats that? The explosion?
Of course, burnt black. Silly of me.
I should have known. Then lets get on.

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