John Agard

(1949 / Guyana)

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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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  • gogogo (3/11/2019 9:10:00 AM)

    go away and stop talking only because u are poor

  • dhruv (3/2/2019 8:37:00 AM)

    JOHN AGARD IS THE WORST POET EVERRR HE IS VERY OLD

  • No needed (3/1/2019 4:32:00 PM)

    Paddy your just retarded get a life you dumb ass

  • John Agard (2/24/2019 5:38:00 AM)

    Stop insulting me. I wrote these poems with all my heart. Also, I must say this website is absolutely terrible...

  • paddy (2/13/2019 9:24:00 AM)

    this is so dum i need of this

  • kieran (2/13/2019 9:23:00 AM)

    i like your poems bob matthew that is not nice it helped me alot

  • Bob Matthew (2/2/2019 7:38:00 AM)

    This website didn't help me at all

  • poem master (1/22/2019 12:30:00 PM)

    stop being mean about John Agard he's a great poet

  • daequan (12/16/2018 7:09:00 AM)

    coool doooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

  • jackie (11/20/2018 11:15:00 AM)

    J Agard has written hundreds of poems ~ why is only one of them available on this website

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Best Poem of John Agard

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
of happy-ever-after.
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...

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