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Minister For Exams - Poem by Brian Patten

When I was a child I sat an exam.
This test was so simple
There was no way i could fail.

Q1. Describe the taste of the Moon.

It tastes like Creation I wrote,
it has the flavour of starlight.

Q2. What colour is Love?

Love is the colour of the water a man
lost in the desert finds, I wrote.

Q3. Why do snowflakes melt?

I wrote, they melt because they fall
on to the warm tongue of God.

There were other questions.
They were as simple.

I described the grief of Adam
when he was expelled from Eden.
I wrote down the exact weight of
an elephant's dream

Yet today, many years later,
For my living I sweep the streets
or clean out the toilets of the fat
hotels.

Why? Because constantly I failed
my exams.
Why? Well, let me set a test.

Q1. How large is a child's
imagination?
Q2. How shallow is the soul of the
Minister for exams?
Brian Patten

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To the legion of the lost ones, to the cohort of the damned,
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Suna Hy Zindgi
Imtehan Leti Hy

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Kese apni hansi ko zabt k

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Jaen Kahaan Keh Sir Peh Falak Uss Tarf Bhe Ha..

Mere Humsafer, mere Hum-nasheen
Main ne Rab se manga to kuch nahi
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دھنک دھنک مری پوروں کے خواب کر دے گا
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