Benjamin Zephaniah

(15 April 1958 / Birmingham)

We Refugees - Poem by Benjamin Zephaniah

I come from a musical place
Where they shoot me for my song
And my brother has been tortured
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Comments about We Refugees by Benjamin Zephaniah

  • Drtony Brahmin (6/22/2019 1:32:00 PM)

    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.. very good poem pointing to the social injustices which a poet suffers in a christian world where they speak of equality. tony
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  • (5/17/2019 8:24:00 AM)

    A great poem narrating the plight of oppressed refugees moving from place to place as nomads. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/16/2019 11:59:00 AM)

    This is a dope poem. I like the poem and it is very well written. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/17/2018 8:33:00 PM)

    Homosexual you in your big black hole you refugee :) (Report)Reply

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  • (10/17/2018 8:32:00 PM)

    stay away from my home ***** and go back to where you came from (Report)Reply

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  • A A Umar Udubo (5/22/2018 2:32:00 AM)

    The best Poem I read today as I come online, I daresay it is a good omen. You write with great enthusiasm and strange passion that must be felt throughout the poem. The feeling would be felt more by people directly affected by such menace and of course it must touch the indirectly affected as well. I would read more of you indeed. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/16/2018 8:53:00 AM)

    hiya sexies; 0) looooovvvvveeee yyooouuuusss (Report)Reply

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  • (5/16/2018 8:47:00 AM)

    this is a really good poem. I come from Africa so if you are reading this, read it outloud and read it in an African accent. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/12/2017 11:54:00 PM)

    You are a special poet. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/12/2017 11:32:00 PM)

    A fascinating place with all the richness of nature but with so much of inequality and discrimination among different classes of people in the society. What an irony! The poem presents a poignant picture. Thanks.
    Where they hate my shade of skin
    They don't like the way I pray....
    Where girls cannot go to school....
    all be refugees.... Nobody is safe
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  • (11/12/2017 11:22:00 PM)

    We see here a poet I shall follow. (Report)Reply

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  • Sandra N Sneed (11/12/2017 9:12:00 PM)

    This is a beautiful poem and it paints a vivid imagery of where the author comes from. (Report)Reply

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  • Rae Seagull (11/12/2017 4:37:00 PM)

    Very well written, Benjamin (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/12/2017 2:24:00 PM)

    The sad plight of refugees is very touchingly depicted. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the poem of the day. (Report)Reply

    (5/16/2018 8:51:00 AM)

    I think you are a very good man I think I now you from when we went to kill da rhino together with the rpg with our best friend siiidoplrvsgg fgtyurvdjjjjj.

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  • (11/12/2017 12:57:00 PM)

    a poem that tells it how it is and once was? and how some things never change! ....................well penned Benjamin (Report)Reply

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  • Nudershada Cabanes (11/12/2017 11:23:00 AM)

    We can all be refugees even in our own land. A fine poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (11/12/2017 10:47:00 AM)

    A place is beautiful only if the people who live there are beautiful too, .
    Their thoughts and deeds matter a lot..
    The sad plight of refugees is very effectively brought out.
    Congratulations Benjamin for this beautiful poem.
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (11/12/2017 7:29:00 AM)

    A heart rending poem about the condition of refugees. With your amazing style you have told your feeling in a beautiful way. Thanks for sharing and congrats. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/12/2017 4:35:00 AM)

    Yes! We can all be Refugees! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/12/2017 1:06:00 AM)

    Such an interesting poem, Benjamin... congrats for being chosen...10+++ (Report)Reply

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