John Agard (born 21 June 1949 in British Guiana) is an Afro-Guyanese playwright, poet and children's writer, now living in Britain. In 2012, he was selected for the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.
Agard grew up in Georgetown, British Guiana (now Guyana). He loved to listen to cricket commentary on the radio and began making up his own, which led to a love of language. He went on to study ... more »
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Damsel in distress rap
Bring on your shining armour, dude.
I'll be your damsel in distress with attitude.
I'll turn your hunk to butter
in a flutter of mascara
flood you in promises
I'll lay my head on your chest
as I put you to the test.
Spoonfeed your ego's ear
with sweet nothingness
and whispher you're the best
cause it looks like you're the type
who believe in hype
of the damsel in distress.
If I give you my number
will you kiss me out of slumber?
If I shed a tear or two
will you speed it to my rescue?
So bring on your shining...