Benjamin Zephaniah

(15 April 1958 / Birmingham)

Who's Who - Poem by Benjamin Zephaniah

I used to think nurses
Were women,
I used to think police
Were men,
I used to think poets
Were boring,
Until I became one of them.

Comments about Who's Who by Benjamin Zephaniah

  • (10/9/2018 1:29:00 PM)

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  • Muzahidul Reza (9/7/2018 9:34:00 AM)

    Things are well known after experiencing, nice piece (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (9/7/2018 7:49:00 AM)

    Hahahahahaha.....I think many have same opinion. Poets are boring. Nice drops. Enjoyed. (Report) Reply

  • Glen Kappy (9/7/2018 7:22:00 AM)

    This brought a smile to my face and a chuckle from my throat—short and sweet and with a point to it. -GK (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (9/7/2018 4:37:00 AM)

    Yes this is the human nature, seeing is believing and when you become one you start to think differently. (Report) Reply

  • Adrian Flett (9/7/2018 4:12:00 AM)

    We do make assumptions until we know more about things. I also like the use of rhyme and the light touch of the poem. (Report) Reply

  • (9/7/2018 4:00:00 AM)

    A join the club poem of knowing your place in something truly inspiring? ........well penned Benjamiin (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (9/7/2018 3:44:00 AM)

    We can develop prejudices about anything but with a closer and unbiased scrutiny,
    they will soon disappear. Thank you so much for sharing.
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  • Petals Azureblue (9/7/2018 3:36:00 AM)

    Preconceptions haha! ...a delightful read. Thanks for sharing Benjamin. (Report) Reply

  • Sylvia Frances Chan (9/7/2018 1:56:00 AM)

    An Amazing poem about poets. So true is this brevity! Congratulations on being chosen as Modern Poem Of The Day, you so well deserve. Such a true cutest poem and crystal clear. I have read time and again and I have enjoyed very much, Benjamin. A myriad of 10´s for the vote and rating. GBU and your family in Abundance.Amen. (Report) Reply

  • (5/28/2018 8:50:00 AM)

    very clever, short and sweet (Report) Reply

  • (12/2/2017 5:25:00 AM)

    So funny 😋 (Report) Reply

  • Diana Van Den Berg (11/13/2015 3:52:00 PM)

    Giggliciously succinct! Disarmingly and delightfully deep! Again a perfect blend! Love it! (Report) Reply

  • (8/4/2015 1:05:00 PM)

    Hilarious this one! ! !

    I quite enjoyed it.
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  • Nancy Oyula (7/23/2014 2:48:00 AM)

    Brief but carries a lot of weight. (Report) Reply

  • Jetty J Newnham (11/16/2012 6:03:00 AM)

    Good stuff it reminds me of Spike Milligan & Roald Dahl. I grew up reading Spike my daughters read Dahl & now I will encourage my grandchildren to read Benjamin! All power to your writing hand & we can look to a future where your writing hand is more powerful than your fighting hand (Report) Reply

  • (6/27/2006 1:55:00 AM)

    Short & Crisp!

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  • (5/21/2006 10:14:00 PM)

    He has cool short poems (Report) Reply

  • (4/18/2005 11:06:00 AM)

    I love this poem! It is short and sweet. I saw Benjamin Zephaniah and I am a big fan! He has great humour. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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