by thus keeping one pace ahead of myself I need never catch up with the truth.
1973 'unlikely now'.
Let me die a youngman's death not a clean and in-between- the-sheets, holy-water death.Roger McGough
Discretion is the better part of Valerie (though all of her is nice).Roger McGough
I could never begin a poem: 'When I am dead' In case it tempted Fate, and Fate gave way.Roger McGough
This is the mother who one day chose to smother the child with kisses, and blows and blows and blows.Roger McGough
There's the moon trying to look romanticMoon's too old that's her troubleAren't we all?Roger McGough
Wasn't a bad party reallyExcept for the peopleRoger McGough
The general at the radar screenRubbed his hands with glee,And grinning pressed the buttonAnd started world war three.Roger McGough
The general at the radar screenhe should have got the sackBut that wouldn't bringThree thousand million, seven hundred, and sixty-eight people back,Would it?Roger McGough
When the busstopped suddenly to avoiddamaging a mother and child in the road, theyounglady in the greenhat sitting oppositewas thrown across me, and not being one tomiss an opportunity i started to makeloveRoger McGough
... i stood up andsaid it was a pity that the world didn't nearlyend every lunchtime and that we could alwayspretend. ...Roger McGough
When you are posthumous it is cold and darkand that is why patriots are a bit nuts in the headRoger McGough
he thinks about his journey nearly done.One day he'll clock on and never clock offor clock off and never clock onRoger McGough
there is a mushroom cloud in the back gardeni did i tried to bring in the catbut it simply came to pieces in my handi did i tried to whitewash the windowsbut there weren't anyRoger McGough