U KIP If U Want To*

Stand by your woman… Stand by your dame… Even if she causes you shame. Or maybe not if her misdemeanours Means you feel you can’t be seen with her In spite, perhaps, of sharing her views -Not something to declare on headline news But something, perhaps, to seriously consider, Especially if you’re not a quitter. […]

Farewell to Joneville*

Joneville is a place we go Where TAs take their joys and woes, Met with acceptance and space to converse On topics of all subjects -though Education First! The business of enabling In order to include; The safety-valve of humour (-without being rude!!); The moans and the groans, The targets and the paperwork (Though all done […]

T Will Survive!*

At first, she was stalwart, took the Leavers’ side Kept thinking she and hers could live sans Europe by their side She spent so many words trying hard to persuade Tory politicians Along with various aids. And now she’d vexed, like Humpty Dumpty Faltering at the helm like some nautical numpty She should have listened […]

Griefed Spite-ning*

  We’ve got bills. They’re multiplying… -Is she losing control? ‘Coz the power She’s supplying, Is atro-phy-ing… She better shape up To the blond bombshell With his heart set on her role She better shape up Before she finds herself Facing life upon the dole She better shape up, If she don’t need that man, […]

Educational Exhaustion*

*Expletive deleted*- I’m tired! Like somebody’s cut my wires. If I sit still for too much longer, I will’ve formally expired… My head is full of nothing, All capacities diminished: The week all done and dusted And me, completely finished. Nothing’s rhyming, Nothing’s right I certainly haven’t the will to fight But would happily lay […]

Last Days of Discipline*

Why is it fine To be marking time At the company’s expense? What possible defense For hours and hours of mindless computing? -There’s absolutely no room for refuting How little there is of purpose to do In this term-end empty human zoo… The urge for planning and preparation An over-anticipated expectation, Slightly overstepping the unspoken-given […]

Abstainers’ Reprieve*

There are thirty-eight shades of Prussian Blue¹ But only one of Tory: The former a personal fascination, The latter a national story… England’s green and pleasant land Now resting precariously in Teresa’s hands While questions are asked across hallowed halls About how on earth this has happened at all… The British Public making it clear […]