Benjamin Zephaniah

(15 April 1958 / Birmingham)

Fair Play - Poem by Benjamin Zephaniah

Mirror mirror on the wall
Could you please return our ball
Our football went through your crack
You have two now
Give one back.

Comments about Fair Play by Benjamin Zephaniah

  • Freshman - 660 Points Diana Van Den Berg (11/13/2015 4:21:00 PM)

    Roars of laughter! Delightful! Love it – the real ball and the reflection! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 13,865 Points Susan Williams (10/13/2015 3:17:00 PM)

    mirrors reflect what we do backwards- -twice the boys have thrown a ball through the window now they think they're not being done right by because the owner of the window has kept both balls instead of giving one back- -isn't that true? we all see ourselves as the ill-used one (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Elen Jelavian (11/2/2012 12:53:00 AM)

    Was he drunk while he was writing this? or is it my fault who can't get the deeper meaning.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dj Mandeville (5/21/2006 10:20:00 PM)

    Is this poem about american football or Europen football (soccer) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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