Benjamin Zephaniah

Birmingham
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We Refugees

Rating: 3.4
I come from a musical place
Where they shoot me for my song
And my brother has been tortured
By my brother in my land.

I come from a beautiful place
Where they hate my shade of skin
They don't like the way I pray
And they ban free poetry.
I come from a beautiful place
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COMMENTS
Lyn Paul 07 February 2021
Excellent words expressed. Though this truth is quite shocking.
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Lyn Paul 07 February 2021
'We all came here from somewhere'
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Sylvia Frances Chan 07 February 2021
Congratulations being the Modern Poem Of The Day, dear Zephaniah Sir! 5 Stars!
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Sylvia Frances Chan 07 February 2021
Amazing poem so aptly worded. Must be said it is true that bad and mad leaders are responsible for creating refugees, so has Khairul Sir also responded, I mean I read that from his comment.5 Stars!
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Khairul Ahsan 26 September 2020
'We can all be refugees Nobody is safe, All it takes is a mad leader Or no rain to bring forth food' - 'Mad Leaders' are more responsible for creating refugees than the freaks of nature.
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Dr Antony Theodore 25 September 2020
I come from a musical place Where they shoot me for my song And my brother has been tortured By my brother in my land. terrible and inhuman facts of life. tony
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Lyn Paul 25 September 2020
Your words are heartfelt. Many of the human race should be ashamed. May the world wake up and see the value of life.
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L Milton Hankins 25 September 2020
A wonderful poem of some sadness that most of us will never know. Benjamin does and expresses it beautifully.
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Edward Kofi Louis 25 September 2020
Refugees around the world! ! ! Ways of mankind on earth. Nice dedication. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Ellen Ni Bheachain 25 September 2020
Very insightful poem. Brings you into the refugee and how it can happen to anyone. Thank you.
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