Tuesday, July 18, 2017

HOW TO SKIRT AROUND SHORTSIGHTED SCHOOL RULES! (weekly poem)


HOW TO SKIRT AROUND SHORTSIGHTED SCHOOL RULES!

The Principal of the Isca Academy, Exeter, sarcastically told boys
to wear skirts as she'd banned them from wearing shorts in the
heatwave although girls were excused from wearing stockings.

Preventing schoolboys wearing shorts,
Is all about conformity;
And therefore demonstrates the faults,
Of school dress uniformity.

It's all about 'bow to our rules',
And the perceived 'dead liberty',
Of pupils challenging the school's,
Immoderate authority.

Some school boards act like Daleks, who,
When taking prisoners, often say;
“We are the masters now, so you,
Don't question orders—just obey”.

A uniform has this effect,
On every Army new recruit;
It says to them 'don't dare reject,
The order when it comes to shoot'.

It's not for the convenience,
Of those that have to wear the clothes;
It's all about the dominance,
That we allow them to impose.

So boys, congratulations on,
Your 'V-sign' to the Principal; (1)
Who's 'principle' was woebegone,
And made you nigh invincible!

(1) Aimee Mitchell. (Miss!)

© Richard Layton

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