Benjamin Zephaniah

(15 April 1958 / Birmingham)

Benjamin Zephaniah Poems

1. Vegan Steven's Vegan Clothes 3/7/2012
2. Vegan Steven 1/3/2003
3. Wot A Pair 1/3/2003
4. Sos (Save Our Sons) 1/3/2003
5. Ride 1/3/2003
6. The Death Of Joy Gardner 1/3/2003
7. Eat Your Words 1/3/2003
8. Neighbours 1/3/2003
9. Fair Play 1/3/2003
10. Who's Who 1/3/2003
11. What Stephen Lawrence Has Taught Us 1/3/2003
12. De Rong Song 1/3/2003
13. Everybody Is Doing It 1/3/2003
14. The Race Industry 1/3/2003
15. White Comedy 1/3/2003
16. Nature Trail 1/3/2003
17. Dis Poetry 1/3/2003
18. We Refugees 1/3/2003
19. Talking Turkeys! 1/3/2003
20. The British 1/3/2003

Comments about Benjamin Zephaniah

  • scott (5/16/2018 5:42:00 AM)

    car to hopedall
    i luf yoowprick

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  • David Cartledge (4/29/2018 2:54:00 AM)

    I once heard a Benjamin Zephaniah reciting one of his poems, maybe on BBC Newsnight. There was a refrain something like, I love the grey I'm here to stay. My wife and I loved it and want to find it.

  • LilKitty (4/25/2018 8:55:00 PM)

    i need to know.... like very soon...... or any poems about magic?

  • LilKitty (4/25/2018 5:06:00 PM)

    or even magic? ? ? like my school is having a costume thing soon and i need to find a poem to match my costume (a benjamin zephaniah poem) and my costume is luna lovegood from harry potter

  • LilKitty (4/25/2018 5:02:00 PM)

    are any poems about magicians? ? ?

  • Sandra (3/14/2018 3:22:00 PM)

    Asam poam

  • Maria Pia (3/13/2018 7:36:00 PM)

    Benjamin, I'm an English (ESL) teacher and I'm looking for a poem of yours I once heard. It's called Who we are or Who are we and it talks about many differences and similarities among people. I haven't been able to find it anywhere and I know it's published on a children's book, I came across it at a Congress about Education and one of the presenters read it, it was beautiful. Could you please tell me where I could find it? I don't remember the name of the book either.

  • Noah C (2/26/2018 1:07:00 PM)

    Yo man dese poem tings are sick. keep going man you were born with a gift. keep using it for the world to see.

  • paula (2/25/2018 11:54:00 AM)

    Ilove this guy, saw him live a few years ago and have a few of his books and tapes

  • Ducks (2/6/2018 5:44:00 AM)

    Hi I’m on Twitter I am calling u

Best Poem of Benjamin Zephaniah

The British

Take some Picts, Celts and Silures
And let them settle,
Then overrun them with Roman conquerors.

Remove the Romans after approximately 400 years
Add lots of Norman French to some
Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Vikings, then stir vigorously.

Mix some hot Chileans, cool Jamaicans, Dominicans,
Trinidadians and Bajans with some Ethiopians, Chinese,
Vietnamese and Sudanese.

Then take a blend of Somalians, Sri Lankans, Nigerians
And Pakistanis,
Combine with some Guyanese
And turn up the heat.

Sprinkle some fresh Indians, Malaysians, ...

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Wot A Pair

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.

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