To mark National Poetry Day today, we asked all the Twitter teachers of Britain to enter a competition to write a poem about our very own secretary of state Michael Gove. Using the hashtag #govetry, we were flooded with entries.
The judging process was an emotional roller-coaster featuring hours of heated debate and impassioned discussion, but we can now finally announce the winner of the first annual TES Poetry Govetry Award...
Winner (of a very lovely, much-sought-after TES mug):
I'm in love
With Michael Gove
No I'm not
It doesn't even rhyme properly.
If you don't know how
teachers teach and children learn
then you cannot help
A grove of Goves I do behold,
a glomly grimp of groping gloam, galoche & goad the grovelling grode,
or grump it up his grindlehole.
When Michael Gove's policies are making you glum,
just remember that time he fell on his bum
Gove's Autumn leaves fall
As changes in schools increase
What of contentment?
Efforts from members of the TES team:
In Xanadu did Gove-la Khan
create a state academy
If Gove were a school
We'd remove his head
And academise him.
If Michael Gove were a limbo dancer,
he'd raise the bar