richard stanleybaker

Rookie - 0 Points (1943 / Khartoum)

richard stanleybaker Poems

1. Fukushima Blues 9/21/2011
2. Swirl Of Sands Afloat 9/21/2011
3. Sea Rover 9/21/2011
4. Croakerman 9/21/2011
5. Fondly Of Rupert Brooke 9/21/2011
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Fondly Of Rupert Brooke

The Soldier,1914

if there be a piece of England yet
free from the yoke of tyranny
if there be society named university
free from the yoke of corporate governance
bean counters were only Nazi scouts
the new monsters know no name
and university now has no name no core
the “Idea” long parodied and betrayed
as these one-man top downers
shave the wheat of freedom
off all of the fields
leave barren pasture everywhere
and only fleeing frightened hares
and contrive to bend our language
terming it governance, management,
and other sinful ...

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