Benjamin Zephaniah

(15 April 1958 / Birmingham)

Wot A Pair - Poem by Benjamin Zephaniah

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.

Comments about Wot A Pair by Benjamin Zephaniah

  • Susan Williams (7/4/2018 6:27:00 PM)

    OOPS, I thought Benjamin Zephaniah was a member poet and wrote my comment to him as such. After realizing my error, I truly don't expect him to read these comments. I think I need to take a nap- laters PH members....zzzzzzz (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams (7/4/2018 6:21:00 PM)

    Oh! I got so caught up laughing I forgot to say Congratulations! ! ! and this gets a 10+++++++++++++ from me! (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (7/4/2018 6:20:00 PM)

    You got me to laughing- -and I was expecting some other topic and was covering one eye as I started to read! ! I really enjoyed the absolute fun of this write! (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (7/4/2018 3:27:00 PM)

    very imaginative........ thank u.. tony (Report) Reply

  • Glen Kappy (7/4/2018 10:54:00 AM)

    A poem that makes my mind to think
    of a well-writ limerick
    with images and rhymes in it
    that make it bound to stick.

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  • Rajnish Manga (7/4/2018 6:02:00 AM)

    The poet is capable of re-creating the sequence of events involving trousers and underpants quite beautifully.
    Poem evokes spontaneous laughter. Thanks a lot for this interesting write.
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  • Adrian Flett (7/4/2018 4:55:00 AM)

    Fun to read at speed (Report) Reply

  • Lungelo S Mbuyazi (7/4/2018 2:18:00 AM)

    Such a humorous nice to read as well (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (7/4/2018 1:23:00 AM)

    Such a great write by Benjamin Zephaniah👍👍👍 (Report) Reply

  • Mahtab Bangalee (7/4/2018 1:13:00 AM)

    Me trousers did not believe a single word I had to say,
    And me underpants were laughing

    (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (7/4/2018 12:20:00 AM)

    Imaginative. A fun write. (Report) Reply

  • (5/28/2018 8:52:00 AM)

    Those underpants are like that ;) Mind you, at least they go quiet when you wear the trousers and tell them off. Boxer shorts, on the other hand, put up quite a fight :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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