Benjamin Zephaniah

Birmingham
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The Death Of Joy Gardner

Rating: 3.1
They put a leather belt around her
13 feet of tape and bound her
Handcuffs to secure her
And only God knows what else,
She's illegal, so deport her
Said the Empire that brought her
She died,
Nobody killed her
And she never killed herself.
It is our job to make her
Return to Jamaica
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Benjamin Turkey 23 November 2020
I don’t like this poem
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bob 27 May 2021
i dont like you
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L Milton Hankins 18 October 2020
This is an exceptionally well-written, meaningful poem. Thanks for sharing the theme and message of your work with the world! 10+++
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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 23 August 2020
This is all about injustice and discrimination that should be discouraged in every walk of life......very well scripted with powerful feelings 10++
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Khairul Ahsan 23 August 2020
'No matter what the law may say A mother should not die this way Let human rights come into play' - Yes, you are absolutely right. A heart touching poem. Congratulations to the poet on its selection as the 'Modern Poem of the Day'!
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Mahtab Bangalee 23 August 2020
How the alien deporters (As they said to press reporters) Can feel absolute relief.......oh the last line is very pathetic; it seems in this world everything is okay but not equally; every constitution is the true helper of muscle man; true assistant of superpower aristocracy; in this world the human rights are okay not for the under poverty line dweller; press reporters have rights to write and spread the news of death otherwise they have no need in this venomous world
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Deportation. Activities against the will of God. Man forgets humanity. What an insane world. Sick to the core. God alone has planned a solution!
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Dr Antony Theodore 23 August 2020
I see my people demonstrating And educated folks debating The way they're separating The elder from the youth, very fine poem. tony
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Dr Antony Theodore 23 August 2020
She died, Nobody killed her And she never killed herself. It is our job to make her Return to Jamaica Said the Alien Deporters.. Great imagination, tony
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Dominic Windram 23 August 2020
Powerful poem, courtesy of Benjamin Zephaniah. The death of Joy Gardner highlights the injustices of the Windrush Scandal. The political elites here in the U.K should be deeply ashamed.
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Deluke Muwanigwa 23 August 2020
Yah this is a sick world. The Lord made this earth for ALL human beings, the borders we put are artificial and the poverty that other races endure is because of colonialism and imperialism. When you deport another human being know that you have rejected your own humanity and the God you so much love will gnash his teeth and perstilence will befall you. Every time we are cruel to Gods creations man animal or the forests God punishes us.
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