Benjamin Zephaniah

(15 April 1958 / Birmingham)

The British - Poem by Benjamin Zephaniah

Take some Picts, Celts and Silures
And let them settle,
Then overrun them with Roman conquerors.
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Comments about The British by Benjamin Zephaniah

  • Bjpafa MeragenteBjpafa Meragente (1/20/2020 9:02:00 PM)

    People should invest in tolerance and also in knowing that good fences make good neighbors. There are comments infra that don't belong here, and others, in my opinion, tainted by excessive intolerance concerning form. (Report)Reply

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  • bjpafa (1/20/2020 8:59:00 PM)

    I am surprised why, when people is interested in leaving silly, insensitive or even offensive remarks, why they do it in a site about poetry, that id transversal and universal, open to all but not to " everything" ...
    I say things that seem inconsiderate in my poems, and almost don't recognize myself...and that implies that I never prejudge or vilify another. Abot the lines: yes, open society, by naming the innumerable mixes, it achieves its purpose.
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  • Sophie (10/10/2019 8:53:00 AM)

    Very truth why can't it be like that every where (Report)Reply

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  • Ristone (9/25/2019 11:19:00 PM)

    dear brother sister can you talk me about tone stazas by stanza
    thanks
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  • Mix and Blend (9/23/2019 9:11:00 AM)

    I love this poem mix and blend. (Report)Reply

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  • Malabika Ray ChoudhuryMalabika Ray Choudhury (6/22/2019 4:32:00 PM)

    Insightful poem with a great touch of humour! (Report)Reply

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  • 5 characters in your name field (6/10/2019 7:23:00 AM)

    The fact that his poems are almost all are extended metaphors is great because he doesn't switch topic a lot (Report)Reply

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  • minicrumb (5/19/2019 5:16:00 AM)

    ayyyyy! ! go Sri Lankans! ! (Report)Reply

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  • Henry Campbell-Hern (5/17/2019 5:32:00 AM)

    I bet it tasted good, the Indian spices, and stuff, yum yum. (Report)Reply

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  • Tiget girl (4/28/2019 6:31:00 AM)

    Very interesting and cool at the same time (Report)Reply

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  • Josef Stalin (3/5/2019 6:09:00 AM)

    Hahah very funny comrade. Now go to gulag, yes? (Report)Reply

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  • oooff (2/19/2019 3:53:00 AM)

    ooofoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooggggggggggggggggggg (Report)Reply

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  • hazza (2/10/2019 1:18:00 PM)

    trash lolololololololololololololol (Report)Reply

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  • Autolycus (2/4/2019 7:37:00 AM)

    This sent me back to Defoe's True Born Englishman, to which this is a worthy follower (Report)Reply

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  • Paul Cross (1/22/2019 9:49:00 PM)

    Directions unclear, I made the Soviet Union. (Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (1/20/2019 10:49:00 PM)

    The genesis as well as the method of blending the ingredients is simply superb and thought provoking. A great poem creating unique humor. Enjoyed the poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (1/20/2019 6:15:00 PM)

    I enjoyed this poem by Benjamin Zephaniah................. (Report)Reply

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran NairParameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (1/20/2019 9:53:00 AM)

    A humour sprinkled good treat (Report)Reply

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  • Jayatissa K.Liyanage (1/20/2019 9:43:00 AM)

    Although it seems slightly humorous, it carries a profound message to the world. Be it pragmatic or not, crux of the matter is the need to take all humans are equal in importance. Congrats on your positioning. Thanks for sharing. X (Report)Reply

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  • Glen KappyGlen Kappy (1/20/2019 9:36:00 AM)

    i like this! similar things—with some of the same ethnicities—may be said of the americans—and should be celebrated. the same note and warning apply. -gk (Report)Reply

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