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?


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.