Opinion and Editorial

‘Fire Safety, Kenyan School Style’

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Posted  Saturday, September 1   2012 at  22:25
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Forget the fire extinguisher,
Forget the bucket of sand:
 

All you need is a mattress of foam
With incredibly poisonous fumes,
 

A door that is locked,
A window that’s barred,
 

Tuition
When all this is banned,
 

A system that’s pressured
And kids who are farmed,
 

Some matches, resentment,
The staff down the pub,
 

No fire drills, no exits,
No chance.
 

But most, what you need
Are directives and laws
 
(Quite clear from the Ministry) which
You ignore with impunity,
 
Thinking your school
YOUR FIEFDOM OF SERF-SIMPLE KIDS!

Stephen Partington 
stepartington@yahoo.co.uk