Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Roger McGough does it better than me....

Look, it is true, I'm not being modest. Roger McGough, I do admit does poetry better than me. I love it and I love perfoming his and other's poems out at open mic poetry gigs and I do quite like some of mine but he does write some wonderfully observant stuff, it has to be said. So, since he's always reading out other poets works on Radio 4's Poetry Please, I feel sure that Mr. McGough won't mind if I recite one of his which seems particularly appropriate in these uncertain times:
The Leader
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?
(Roger McGough)

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