Benjamin Zephaniah

Birmingham

Wot A Pair

Rating: 3.2
I waz walking down Wyefront street
When me trousers ran away,
I waz feeling incomplete
But still me trousers would not stay,
When I found where they had gone
De pair addressed me rather blunt,
And they told me they were sick of being put on
Back to front.

I told dem I would treat dem good
And wear dem back to back,
I promised dem protection
From a friend who is a mac,
Me trousers did not believe a single word I had to say,
And me underpants were laughing
When me trousers ran away.
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COMMENTS
Victory 26 January 2021
but it is good
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Victory 26 January 2021
wht does the poem mean
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Ossie Thomas 08 December 2020
Lyrically great
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Khairul Ahsan 31 October 2020
An imaginative and witty poem, loved it. Congratulations on its selection as the 'Modern Poem of the Day'!
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Mahtab Bangalee 31 October 2020
Me trousers did not believe a single word I had to say, And me underpants were laughing When me trousers ran away. ////it's difficult to understand; I think, allegorically this poem was written on the natives; Sometimes even subordinates do not want to listen to true leaders; They keep running after the unknown illusions which are never going to happen; Eventually they lost their existence////
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Dr Antony Theodore 31 October 2020
Me trousers did not believe a single word I had to say, And me underpants were laughing When me trousers ran away. interesting poem. tony
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Kumarmani Mahakul 31 October 2020
Giving promise for protection is a nice duty. An amazing poem is chosen as modern poem of the day.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 31 October 2020
Amazing and hilarious poem, Benjamin! I have enjoyed a very lot. Thank you for sharing these amazing words full of barren humor! CONGRATULATIONS on the choice of Poem Hunter and Team. and many more! God's Blessings.Greatest for you and your wonderful family! 5 Stars Full Vote! Best wishes from Sylvia from The Netherlands.
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harry 29 September 2020
this is a beatiful poem
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Kevin Patrick 22 June 2020
! Im in love with the wit of this poem! , a stellar work of cleverness of a brilliant mind. So glad this is modern poem of the day!
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