Benjamin Zephaniah

(15 April 1958 / Birmingham)

De Rong Song - Poem by Benjamin Zephaniah

Your house is
Falling down
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Comments about De Rong Song by Benjamin Zephaniah

  • Jabulani Mzinyathi (9/19/2017 12:02:00 PM)

    great stuff. the poet is not out to please any puritan but to chart a different path. you should know that english cannot be monopolised by any puritan. it has been enriched by several other languages (Report) Reply

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  • Diana Van Den Berg (11/7/2015 6:39:00 PM)

    Am I the only one to see the poignant pathos and well-expressed cynicism and tongue-in-cheek in this superb poem? To me, your voice is as clear as a bell in this! (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (4/28/2014 7:57:00 AM)

    This is what I call a poem. (Report) Reply

  • Niki Nicholas Nkuna (11/20/2012 4:22:00 AM)

    Great poem indeed, reassuring, many things will happen to make one worry in life so why worry? why should one stay worried? (Report) Reply

  • Jacob Arden (8/30/2012 7:44:00 AM)

    Don't happy Be worried, who can be in this corrupt world. Thank you Benjamin Zephaniah (Report) Reply

  • (3/5/2012 7:05:00 AM)

    I love your poems benjamin. Andrew james is bent (Report) Reply

  • Nooruddeen Mm (10/9/2009 10:17:00 PM)

    So the only thing to be worried is 'Hurry' ? ?
    ...but, how can we ignore the surrounding matters like you said..?

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  • (6/23/2009 3:58:00 AM)

    Andrew James if you believe this is utter drivel then you obviously haven't acquired any sense of empathy for people of poorer status - I would like to see a child write with such clarity and feeling. Admittedly, the grammar and lexis is unconventional but that is a clever way of representing the people to whom this poem applies. (Report) Reply

  • (6/13/2009 5:47:00 PM)

    Andrew James you are indeed a very ignorant man. (Report) Reply

  • (9/29/2008 2:28:00 AM)

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    drivel... evidence that english culture is falling into a cesspool of illiterate dunderheads... zephaniah's ouvre is empty headed drivel... he has little to say other than preachy diatribes imparted with trivial insights slapped together for mass consumption and appeal... most children write better poetry than this garbage... Already Reported Reply

    Jabulani Mzinyathi Jabulani Mzinyathi (9/19/2017 12:00:00 PM)

    eish what informs this anger and apparent subjectivity. is benjamin even thinking of English culture when he writes. i doubt that. some of us who write in English are second or third language users of that language. we get our messages across. you may keep your grammar. English is a conglomeration of languages really.

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