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

  • (5/28/2018 8:50:00 AM)

    very clever, short and sweet (Report) Reply

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  • (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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