Science is Vital Poem/Rap (by )

Science is vital the scientist said
The politicians just shook their heads
And smiled oh so very primly
they knew what's best they said rather grimly

Science is vital the teacher cried!
The politicians shrugged and simply lied
The way they had done before
Is telling the truth such a chore?

Science is vital the nurse intoned
The politicians thought it just - another funding moan
Even with their private health care plans
They failed to see what drove - those cancer scans

Science is vital the cleaner shouted
The politicians just looked at money and counted
Forgetting to take in the longer view
Thus knotting the financials into a thorny stew

Science is vital the artist sang
The politicians ignored them till the world went bang
Or did at least for an island at the edge of the world
Crushed and broken is societal whorls

Slowly it crumbled to the sea
A brain drain leaving it's people be
Without the intellectual resources to save themselves
This is what historians will see once they delve

A people derelict and poverty stricken
Science is vital



  • By Angie "Mum", Tue 5th Oct 2010 @ 4:21 am

    Science is vital - so say I! Without its help I would surely die Breast cancer reared its ugly head and without the scientists I would be dead

  • By sarah, Tue 5th Oct 2010 @ 8:08 am

    Feel free to add your own verses in the comment box - I will be around all week to allow people through who haven't commented before 🙂

  • By Dean Burnett, Tue 5th Oct 2010 @ 1:14 pm

    Science is vital, the academics stated. But the politicians were at lunch and were yet to be sated. But, (if science funding they refuse to retain) About what else will Simon Jenkins constantly complain?

    Science is vital, the experts did state. But politicians would not be drawn into the debate. They worried that their approval rating would sink When confronted by a public that was able to think.

    Science is vital, many celebrities did bellow The politicians nodded and shook their hands like good fellows. But the point of the debate was ultimately lost As they were too busy thinking "wasn't he in 'A Touch of Frost'?"

    Science is Vital, the world leaders proclaimed. The politicians said 'sure', hoping they wouldn't be named But knew funding science would hinder their goals of allowing them and their city friends to afford a 3rd Rolls(-Royce)

  • By Roberta, Fri 8th Oct 2010 @ 8:55 am

    Science is vital, our children learn, from the Big Bang to whatever makes the world turn But its money that really keeps everything moving and the struggle we have is the essence of proving that what matters most is an enquiring mind and more questions and answers or we'll be left behind.

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