Benjamin Zephaniah
Talking Turkeys! by Benjamin Zephaniah

Talking Turkeys! by Benjamin Zephaniah

Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas Cos' turkeys just wanna hav fun Turkeys are cool, turkeys are wicked An every turkey has a Mum. Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas, Don't ...

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Dis Poetry by Benjamin Zephaniah

Dis Poetry by Benjamin Zephaniah

Dis poetry is like a riddim dat drops De tongue fires a riddim dat shoots like shots Dis poetry is designed fe rantin Dance hall style, big mouth chanting, Dis poetry nar put ...

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We Refugees by Benjamin Zephaniah

We Refugees by Benjamin Zephaniah

I come from a musical placeWhere they shoot me for my songAnd my brother has been torturedBy my brother in my land.I come from a beautiful placeWhere they hate my shade of ...

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The British by Benjamin Zephaniah

The British by Benjamin Zephaniah

Take some Picts, Celts and SiluresAnd let them settle,Then overrun them with Roman conquerors. Remove the Romans after approximately 400 yearsAdd lots of Norman French to ...

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Neighbours by Benjamin Zephaniah

Neighbours by Benjamin Zephaniah

I am the type you are supposed to fearBlack and foreignBig and dreadlocksAn uneducated grass eater. I talk in tonguesI chant at nightI appear anywhere,I sleep with lionsAnd when ...

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The Death Of Joy Gardner by Benjamin Zephaniah

The Death Of Joy Gardner by Benjamin Zephaniah

They put a leather belt around her13 feet of tape and bound her Handcuffs to secure her And only God knows what else,She's illegal, so deport her Said the Empire that brought her ...

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Wot A Pair by Benjamin Zephaniah

Wot A Pair by Benjamin Zephaniah

I waz walking down Wyefront streetWhen me trousers ran away,I waz feeling incompleteBut still me trousers would not stay,When I found where they had goneDe pair addressed me ...

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Sos (Save Our Sons) by Benjamin Zephaniah

Sos (Save Our Sons) by Benjamin Zephaniah

We Black men of EnglandToo proud to cry for shame,Let's cry a seaCry publicly,Expose our very pain,For Babylon the banditIs on our sisters trail,The bad talkAnd the cool walkWill ...

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Vegan Steven by Benjamin Zephaniah

Vegan Steven by Benjamin Zephaniah

There was a young vegan Called Steven,Who just would not kill for no reason,This kid would not eatNo cheese or no meatAnd he hated the foxhunting season.

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Ride by Benjamin Zephaniah

Ride by Benjamin Zephaniah

We first met on a golden nightAs the moon radiated love lightOn the dock of the bay.Somewhere between the real deal and an illusionWe lay unapologeticallyStroking each others lack ...

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Fair Play by Benjamin Zephaniah

Fair Play by Benjamin Zephaniah

Mirror mirror on the wallCould you please return our ballOur football went through your crackYou have two nowGive one back.

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Vegan Steven’s Vegan Clothes by Benjamin Zephaniah

Vegan Steven’s Vegan Clothes by Benjamin Zephaniah

Remember that vegan called StevenYes he would not kill for no reason,Well I saw him todayWearing nothing I sayBut some cabbage leavesWith a few peas on.

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Eat Your Words by Benjamin Zephaniah

Eat Your Words by Benjamin Zephaniah

I am a veggie tableA table made of veg,There’s so much fruit upon meAll living on the edge,Life is hardBut so are platesAnd tea can be quite hot,And vegetarian poetsMake me ...

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Who’s Who by Benjamin Zephaniah

Who’s Who by Benjamin Zephaniah

I used to think nursesWere women,I used to think policeWere men,I used to think poetsWere boring,Until I became one of them.

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Nature Trail by Benjamin Zephaniah

Nature Trail by Benjamin Zephaniah

At the bottom of my gardenThere's a hedgehog and a frogAnd a lot of creepy-crawliesLiving underneath a log,There's a baby daddy long legsAnd an easy-going snailAnd a family of ...

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De Rong Song by Benjamin Zephaniah

De Rong Song by Benjamin Zephaniah

Your house is Falling down Around Your Feet, And you got Nought To eat, Don't worry Be happy.Your fish Have drowned You wear A frown, You search But you don't Own a pound, Don't ...

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White Comedy by Benjamin Zephaniah

White Comedy by Benjamin Zephaniah

I waz whitemailedBy a white witch,Wid white magicAn white lies,Branded by a white sheepI slaved as a whitesmithNear a white spotWhere I suffered whitewater fever.Whitelisted as a ...

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The Race Industry by Benjamin Zephaniah

The Race Industry by Benjamin Zephaniah

The coconuts have got the jobs.The race industry is a growth industry.We despairing, they careering.We want more peace they want more police.The Uncle Toms are getting paid.The ...

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Everybody Is Doing It by Benjamin Zephaniah

Everybody Is Doing It by Benjamin Zephaniah

In Hawaii they HulaThey Tango in ArgentinaThey Reggae in JamaicaAnd they Rumba down in Cuba,In Trinidad and TobagoThey do the CalypsoAnd in Spain the SpanishThey really do ...

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What Stephen Lawrence Has Taught Us by Benjamin Zephaniah

What Stephen Lawrence Has Taught Us by Benjamin Zephaniah

We know who the killers are, We have watched them strut before usAs proud as sick Mussolinis',We have watched them strut before usCompassionless and arrogant,They paraded before ...

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