Sos (Save Our Sons) Poem by Benjamin Zephaniah

Sos (Save Our Sons)

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We Black men of England
Too proud to cry for shame,
Let's cry a sea
Cry publicly,
Expose our very pain,
For Babylon the bandit
Is on our sisters trail,
The bad talk
And the cool walk
Will not keep us out of jail.

We Black men of England
Our guns are killing us,
How dare we?
Now hear me
How great is dangerous?
There's a fascist and a druggist
Out to get our kith and kin,
Let silent guns
Save our sons
The power is within.

We Black men of England
Excel as if in sport
For our people,
Because some people
Want to see our face in court,
When we Black men of England
Look the mirror in the face,
Through our sisters eyes
We men shall rise
As proud sons of our race.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Amanda Pinson 24 November 2008

this is amazing! your really making studying these poems easy :) from all the people in my librabry at the moment x

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Mrsmorning R 13 January 2006

thanks for nice poem...

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Patricia Martin 28 September 2004

Hello Benjamin Just to say hi and I love your poems...just saw them today for the first time. Bye

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Brian Skyers 11 October 2012

Nice one..hits home.

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Mahtab Bangalee 09 May 2020

the notorious SlN of world is RACISM gun of own hand killing self! there humanity is illegitimate child of weird belief!

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Nabakishore Dash 15 January 2022

Excellent poem against racism created by us. Congratulations on becoming POD.

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David Wood 14 January 2022

It is more knives than guns. Changing hearts and minds is a must to stop out youths from killing each other, that's the hard part.

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Jayne Davies 14 January 2022

This is such an excellent poem! Well done!

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Dr Antony Theodore 31 October 2020

We Black men of England Our guns are killing us, How dare we? Now hear me How great is dangerous? There's a fascist and a druggist problems, racism, life. tony

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Jasbir Chatterjee 09 May 2020

A very thought provoking poem. Congratulations on having it chosen as poem of the day!

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