Q

Roger McGough 1937 (Litherland)



I join the queue
We move up nicely.

I ask the lady in front
What are queuing for.
'To join another queue,'
She explains.

'How pointless,' I say,
'I'm leaving.' She points
To another long queue.
'Then you must get in line.'

I join the queue.
We move up nicely.
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Submitted by RobertHaigh on June 09, 2020

Modified on May 02, 2023

15 sec read
251

Quick analysis:

Scheme AB xxax xxax AB
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 248
Words 54
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 2, 4, 4, 2

Roger McGough

Roger McGough was born in Liverpool and educated at St Mary's College and the University of Hull. He has been a writer for many years, and his numerous collections have established him as one of the most distinctive and powerful voices in contemporary poetry. more…

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  • JLane
    A very witty and dare I say insightful piece.
    LikeReply7 days ago
  • jackg.26131
    Brilliant job Roger you have a true talent for capturing moments with wit and insight
    LikeReply15 days ago

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