To mark National Poetry Day: Today's five best poems about Michael Gove

3rd October 2013 at 18:00

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...

 

*drumroll*

 

Winner (of a very lovely, much-sought-after TES mug):

@SaintEvelin:

I'm in love

With Michael Gove

No I'm not

It doesn't even rhyme properly.

 

Runners up:

@samueljburridge

If you don't know how

teachers teach and children learn

then you cannot help

#Govetry

 

@aerospoon

A grove of Goves I do behold,

a glomly grimp of groping gloam, galoche & goad the grovelling grode,

or grump it up his grindlehole.

 

@birdfortytwo

When Michael Gove's policies are making you glum,

just remember that time he fell on his bum

 

@msbeps

Gove's Autumn leaves fall

As changes in schools increase

What of contentment?

 

Efforts from members of the TES team:

@TEShelen

In Xanadu did Gove-la Khan

create a state academy

 

@IrenaBarker

If Gove were a school

We'd remove his head

And academise him.

 

And:

 

If Michael Gove were a limbo dancer,

he'd raise the bar

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