Friday, January 3, 2003

Neighbours Comments

Rating: 3.3

I am the type you are supposed to fear
Black and foreign
Big and dreadlocks
An uneducated grass eater.

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Benjamin Zephaniah
COMMENTS
Kevin Patrick 07 May 2021

A wonderful chosen piece for Modern Poem of the day. You must know a persons inside not their outside.

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Sally Plumb Plumb 06 May 2021

I really enjoyed this piece of work. Satirical

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Most deserving as The Modern Poem Of The Day. Congratulations, dear Benjamin!

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Most deserving as The Modern Poem Of The Day. Congratulations from my heart, dear Benjamin. I like all your poems, all are brilliant poems, one by one. I know your history, so most respect from my side

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I truly like his poems very much, despite his not being able to write in correct english he has created so many poems, all very brilliant poems, one by one and he has won so many prizes in Litertaure/poetry, because he dares to write what he thinks, very amazing!

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jeffo 11 November 2020

this isfunny hahahahahahahhahahhahahhahaha

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Dr Antony Theodore 31 October 2020

I am moving in Next door to you So you can get to know me, You will see my shadow In the bathroom window, My aromas will occupy Your space, life, desire, wishes, nearness, tony

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Dr Antony Theodore 13 April 2020

I am the type you are supposed to love Dark and mysterious Tall and natural Thinking, tea total. very fine poem. great imagination. tony

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Dr Antony Theodore 13 April 2019

I talk in tongues I chant at night I appear anywhere, I sleep with lions And when the moon gets me I am a Wailer. beautiful. imagination, words. ideas. wonderful. tony

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Mahtab Bangalee 07 July 2018

excellent writings- my liking lines- I am the type you are supposed to love Dark and mysterious.... and natural And when the moon gets me I am a Wailer. And when the sun is shining I go Carnival. really good to read and read and read this poem is

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Irfanulla Shariff 07 July 2018

I really like the last to lines. Great poem. Very well done Benjamin!

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Dr Antony Theodore 07 July 2018

a mysterious poem.. well done my dear poet. tony

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Savita Tyagi 07 July 2018

Marvelous poem. A real opening for our curious and fearful psychology. We fear dark and mysterious nights but same nigh becomes pleasant with moonlight.

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Glen Kappy 07 July 2018

I think I would find Benjamin an interesting neighbor. For starters, how many people care about poetry? -GK

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Robert Murray Smith 07 July 2018

Not a poem worthy of this category. Personalised and caters to stereotypes. I note one cliched line.

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Tom Allport 21 December 2016

you are welcome anytime to our house in the middle of the street, it would be nice to meet

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Diana Van Den Berg 13 November 2015

Love, love, love the attitude! Kudos, Benjamin! You are so right! Love it all but absolutely love the last stanza turn-around! Magnificent! I know all the wonderful things you do, and I really hope that you use this poem as often as you can and in as many places as you can! I particularly love the line: I sleep with lions How I would love to do that, if it was, in any way possible! I am a white African and I adore my country (South Africa) and my continent (Africa) passionately, because of its wonders and despite its horrors.

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Susan Williams 13 October 2015

In the second part of the poem, the first line is repeated, with the word “love” instead of “fear”. The negative descriptives have been changed into positives. Prejudice makes you see the negative because you are afraid of the unknown.: Instead of raging and increasing the fear factor, his tone is humorous.

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F J Thomas 11 June 2014

Now THAT is an introduction and a half! ;) Very nice Ben

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Nancy Oyula 11 June 2014

oh Benji! Writing good as always

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