Two thousand years on, the lesson’s the same: Shine light in the darkness. Highlight their shame.
So many lies I have heard That misreport my teacher’s word. So far as I can understand He only issues one command: “Love, as though they’re family, Every person that you see.”
Austerity’s a cruel wolf pack that only threatens at the back. At the front of the herd, where the view is clear, And the rich get richer year on year, They neither know, nor do they care. They scarce believe the wolves are there. At the back of the herd, where the trampled grass is [...]
The Government had a hankering An urge to measure schools. “It’s too complex”, the teachers said, “There simply aren’t the tools.” Then, In a gloomy basement, One dark and dismal day A dull and dreary grey man Found A way to measure grey. MPs were delighted! At last, they’d got the thing To measure all [...]
I’m not all that observant. I’m always missing stuff. When did that silent ‘not’ slip in In front of ‘good enough’? You did your best? That’s ... good enough. You got an A? That’s ... good enough. You’re tired today? And feeling rough? Your life is tough? You’re ... good enough. It’s poisonous, that little [...]