Benjamin Zephaniah

(15 April 1958 / Birmingham)

Benjamin Zephaniah Poems

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

Read the full of The British


We first met on a golden night
As the moon radiated love light
On the dock of the bay.
Somewhere between the real deal and an illusion
We lay unapologetically
Stroking each others lack of responsibility.

'I want to be a poet,'
She said looking over the mountain,

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