2019 Graduation (Poem)

Sancte et Sapienter

Our UK education system is so admired. However it is currently failing us all by the absence of self-criticism, and an inability to think outside the box.

2019 Graduation

My lovely bright young niece
On her graduation day
I worry for her future
But what should I say?

Perhaps the hosting Principal
Will give a thoughtful speech?
Old platitudes are all I hear
Is this all that we can teach?

Why are we so unaware?
As evidence is mounting
Have decades of denial
Made us so bad at counting?

What point in educating
To learn the same mistakes
The same consumption patterns?
Tell the truth for all our sakes

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