I came across this poem by Roger McGough only this morning. It made me laugh, and I thought, ‘I’d like to meet that Roger McGough. He sounds like my kinda guy.’


Every day,
I think about dying.
About disease, starvation,
violence, terrorism, war,
the end of the world.

It helps
keep my mind off things.


(I’m not saying it’s everyone’s sense of humour, mind you….)

Anyway, this weekend, I shall be taking my mind off everything — just down the beach from here.


5 thoughts on “A cheery little something for the weekend.

  1. Anthony McGowan 6 years ago

    That’s just brilliant. I’ve always loved McGough, and then this year at the Edinburgh festival I saw him sitting alone and went and spoke to him. We ended up getting quite drunk together. It was his 50th consecutive year at the festival … A lovely, rather wistful man, but also very funny, as you’d expect.

  2. Jake Elliott 6 years ago

    Aww… I’d love a break…
    Have fun!

  3. Nikki Brown 6 years ago

    It’s my sense of humor too! Thanks!

  4. Andy McNeilage 6 years ago

    So very true and insightful.

    My favourite Roger McGough poem is;

    Out of work,
    usually pissed,
    He aimed low in life
    and missed

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