Benjamin Zephaniah

(15 April 1958 / Birmingham)

Wot A Pair - Poem by Benjamin Zephaniah

I waz walking down Wyefront street
When me trousers ran away,
I waz feeling incomplete
But still me trousers would not stay,
When I found where they had gone
De pair addressed me rather blunt,
And they told me they were sick of being put on
Back to front.

I told dem I would treat dem good
And wear dem back to back,
I promised dem protection
From a friend who is a mac,
Me trousers did not believe a single word I had to say,
And me underpants were laughing
When me trousers ran away.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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