Poem of the Week 98

The Leader

Roger McGough

 

I wanna be the leader
I wanna be the leader
Can I be the leader?
Can I? I can?
Promise? Promise?
Yippee I’m the leader
I’m the leader

OK what shall we do?

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Poem of the Week 90

A Good Poem

Roger McGough

 

I like a good poem,

one with lots of fighting

in it. Blood, and the

clanging of armour. Poems

 

against Scotland are good,

and poems that defeat

the French with crossbows.

I don’t like poems that

 

aren’t about anything.

Sonnets are wet and

a waste of time.

Also poems that don’t

 

know how to rhyme.

If I was a poem

I’d play football and

get picked for England.