A few weeks ago, in assembly, I shared a poem I wrote about the environment, inspired by Brian Bilston who wrote a similar style poem about refugees. Katie was inspired to go away and have a go at writing her own version. There’s a trick to this poem which I’ll explain after you’ve read it – don’t worry, Katie doesn’t really feel this way about school!
Education is not important
So do not tell me
One lesson can make a difference
We need to see it for what is really is
Boring and uninteresting
Stupid and silly
With teachers who fill our brains with junk
Cruel hours of our lives
They are not
Unlike educations in stories
Because it’s not fun
We hate learning
It is not okay to say
These teachers are trying to help us
We are better off without an education
Do not be so stupid to think that
The world can be looked at another way
Look at that last line… The world can be looked at another way. Do you think poems can be looked at another way too?
That’s right. Try reading the poem from the bottom line to the top, back to front, and you’ll get the true meaning of it.
A wonderful piece of work from Katie, an inspired, hard working, poet.