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    The general at the radar screenRubbed his hands with glee,And grinning pressed the buttonAnd started world war three.
    — Roger McGough
    tags: world  war 
     
    I'm terrified of switching the computer on because there are so many poems
    — Roger McGough
    tags: poem  computer 
     
    Do people who wave at trains Wave at the driver, or at the train itself? Or, do people who wave at trains Wave at the passengers? Those hurtling strangers, The unidentifiable flying faces?
    — Roger McGough
    tags: people 
     
    I could never begin a poem: 'When I am dead' In case it tempted Fate, and Fate gave way.
    — Roger McGough
    tags: fate 
     
    People can put their best poems straight onto the web.
    — Roger McGough
    tags: people  poem 
     
    You will put on a dress of guilt and shoes with broken high ideals.
    — Roger McGough
    tags: guilt  broken 
     
    If I decide to be indecisive, that's my decision.
    — Roger McGough
    tags: decision 
     
    by thus keeping one pace ahead of myself I need never catch up with the truth.
    — Roger McGough
    tags: truth 
     
    Yes, you can feel very alone as a poet and you sometimes think, is it worth it? Is it worth carrying on? But because there were other poets, you became part of a scene. Even though they were very different writers, it made it easier because you were together
    — Roger McGough
    tags: alone  poet  worth 
     
    Let me die a youngman's death not a clean and in-between- the-sheets, holy-water death.
    — Roger McGough
    tags: death  die 
     
    If I do a poetry reading I want people to walk out and say they feel better for having been there - not because you've done a comedy performance but because you're talking about your father dying or having young children, things that touch your soul
    — Roger McGough
    There's the moon trying to look romanticMoon's too old that's her troubleAren't we all?
    — Roger McGough
    tags: moon 
     
    If the heart bleeds love, bare it,If the martyr's crown fits, wear it.
    — Roger McGough
    tags: heart 
     
    Everyday I think about dying About disease, starvation, violence, terrorism, war, the end of the world. It helps keep my mind off things.
    — Roger McGough
    tags: world  violence  dying  help  war  terrorism  mind 
     
    The only problemwith Haiku is that you justget started and then
    — Roger McGough
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