Michael Gove was a Merry Old Cove

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Michael Gove was a merry old cove
A merry old cove was he,
He called for a change to curricula,
And he pissed off the NUT.
Every little thing that the Govenor did
Made him look even more of a clown,
Like a mint spent on gilt-edged bibles
For schools that were falling down.

“Sport” said he, “that’ll win some votes”
(It had just been Olympic year)
“Here’s twenty grand for some basketballs,
Who needs books to teach King Lear?
And just in case you see too much
Of your precious sons and daughters,
We’ll add an hour to the old school day
And make the holidays shorter.”

“EBacc,” said he “or GCSE?
Oh let’s just roll a dice.
And who needs good old-fashioned schools,
When academies are just as nice?
And nurseries have too many staff”
(I’m on a roll, he thought)
“If turkeys can be self-basting,
Why can’t infants be self-taught?”

Oh, Michael Gove was a merry old cove,
A merry old cove was he,
He called for tougher inspections,
And he pissed off the NUT.
The Lib-Dems called him “loopy”,
Which was hardly a healthy sign,
He’s a clumsy, doltish idiot,
With a brain that’s been pickled in brine.

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5 comments

  1. loved the poem – wid donut

  2. guy fawkes · · Reply

    Love your poetry especially the Ed Milliband one and will keep an eye out for your book.

    1. Thanks, I appreciate it!

    2. Next up (sometime in the next week or two) will be a more serious poem-parody on the NHS.

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