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That Awkward Age

by Roger McGough

Even if you don't usually read poetry, all you'll need is a sense of humour to enjoy McGough's takes on, amongst other subjects, fatherhood, old age, poetry, wisdom teeth and being married to a famous woman.

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To Haiku
I could count your syll-
ables, but never managed
to speak your language.

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The World's Wife by Carol Ann Duffy
Serious Concerns by Wendy Cope
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