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Romantic rhymes to Michael Gove – share your sentiments


As Michael Gove tells young people to scrap sexts for love poems, we ask teachers to tweet us their verses for the education secretary

• Add your poem to the collection by posting in the comment thread or tweeting us @guardianteach

Education secretary Michael Gove revealed himself as an old romantic this week, when he told young people they should send love poems, not 'sexts' to their amours.

Promoting, Love Book, an app which allows users to record themselves reading poetry to their dearest, Gove said: "It [the app] will allow children to make sense of their own feelings in a way that is more graceful, expressive and beautiful [than sexting].

"Technology does not have to mean that expression becomes clumsier."

In response, we invited teachers to tweet us poems that convey the depth and fervency of emotion that they have for Gove.

Here are our favourites. To add yours to the collection tweet us @guardianteach or post in the comment thread.

Helen J Williams @helenjwc

Mighty Mr Gove

we wish you'd move

to agriculture where u

can dig a hole and fall in.

Alan Mills @alanmills405

Gove's enduring love for Latin is beyond dispute,

But his education philosophy is like that fruit.


Peter Spencer @PeterSpencer88

Michael Gove is like a red red rose,

Prickly, superficial and in the end useless.


Thou art ill-tempered and un-fair

and gone completely nuts they say

Compare thee to a summer's day?

Absolutely not, no way.

MikeW @MAW1912

Roses are red, violets are blue,

Sadly for children, you don't have a clue.

AJMM @slowjolene

Michael Gove the minister

Always behaved so sinister

He huffed & he puffed

Cos we said-get stuffed

And wouldn't let him administer.

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