Song for the Minister of Education

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Song for the Minister of Education

…underneath them is swirling confusion
Financial Times 5th oct 2010

a hole a hole a whirlin hole,
frame for you, darkhaloing all
frame for you, darkhaloing all
a hole a hole a whirlin hole,

Ah Minister!
Hierarchical propagator!
Great Tamer of natural wildness!
Play us again
your hymn about targets,
your chant about measures,
your hum about grades and performance

and pluck us all
all over again
on your miniature harp
that air you made-up
about bonuses.

Ah Minister!
Pioneer of the X!
Rose of the void!
Actuarial Crusader!
Miss Numeric Multiverse!

I can see
above your head
a whirlin hole a whirlin hole
a hole a hole a whirling hole
a hole a hole a whirlin hole

and into that hole
you throw our first pictures
and into our pictures
you throw our first words
and into our words
you throw our first dolls
and into our dolls
you throw our first friends
and into our friends
you throw our first nightmares
and into our nightmares
you throw our teachers
and into our teachers
you throw casinos
and into casinos
you throw our schools
and into our schools
you throw rivers of glue
and into rivers of glue
you throw forests of crosses
and into forests of crosses
you throw holy robots
and into holy robots
you throw stopwatchs
and into stopwatchs
you throw accountants
and into accountants
you throw our children
and into each child
you are throwing a hole

a hole a hole a whirlin hole,
a hole a hole a whirlin hole,
a hole a hole a whirlin hole,

Frame for you,
darkhaloing all.

From the very beginning.

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