Benjamin Zephaniah

Birmingham
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The Race Industry

Rating: 3.3
The coconuts have got the jobs.
The race industry is a growth industry.
We despairing, they careering.
We want more peace they want more police.
The Uncle Toms are getting paid.
The race industry is a growth industry.
We say sisters and brothers don't fear.
They will do anything for the Mayor.
The coconuts have got the jobs.
The race industry is a growth industry.
They're looking for victims and poets to rent.
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Deluke Muwanigwa 28 March 2021
Sob. And it is these same people who carry bibles and again represent God without His permission. Without Love there is man of cloth.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 28 March 2021
The great Engksh poet Benjamin has hit the nails on the heads, so very true! Excellent to read and huge pleasure we get. Enormously! I like all his poems very much. Congrats on being chosen as The Modern Ooem Of The Day, hoorray!
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Dr Antony Theodore 12 December 2020
The coconuts have got the jobs. The race industry is a growth industry. We despairing, they careering. We want more peace they want more police. facts of life. tony
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Dr Antony Theodore 09 May 2020
The coconuts have got the jobs. The race industry is a growth industry. We despairing, they careering. a great poem on the injustices.. tony
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Dr Antony Theodore 08 March 2020
Without our dead they'd have no office. Without our tears they'd have no drink. If they stopped sucking we could get justice. The coconuts are getting paid. Men, women and Brixton are being betrayed. The evil of all age. is this race industry....... tony
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Bob Dougherty 29 November 2019
Great use of repetition. Driving rhythm. Strong musicality. Immense message. It beats the heart!
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Julia Luber 17 May 2019
They represent me without my consent. They take our sufferings and earn a salary. Steal our souls and make their documentaries. You are a genius! You nail it on the nose. Totally true. Put so succinctly. Bernie Sanders is making quite a living at it. A lot of them do very well and it''s all they could be doing.
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They take our sufferings and earn a salary. Steal our souls and make their documentaries.................................... intense the urgency to make others react. Intelligent punch. Thank you.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 17 May 2019
The touching account of oppression and suppression of a race by another wonderfully versified. Well deserved modern poem of the day.
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Savita Tyagi 17 May 2019
Excellent write. Business of life thrives on lynching upon others, the less fortunate ones.
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