De Rong Song

Your house is
Falling down
Around
Your

by Benjamin Zephaniah Click to read full poem

Comments about De Rong Song

Adeeb Alfateh 23 Jun 2019 12:33
You ain't got Nowhere to Play, Just balconies And Motorways, Don't worry Be happy. great poem 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Jane Campion 23 Jun 2019 12:25
A wonderful song that needs music.
Mahtab Bangalee 22 Jun 2019 11:11
Be happy Be happy with your every present.............///
Ratnakar Mandlik 22 Jun 2019 09:08
An outstanding satire narrating the plight of the down trodden and urging them to be happy in spite of their worries and hardships and concluding that they may be happy due to worries about every thing in life. An out standing, modern poem of the Day.
Dr Tony Brahmin 22 Jun 2019 01:30
Don't worry Be happy. You worry Because You're hurrying, good poem. tony
Julia Luber 22 Jun 2019 11:42
Would be a good Rasta song!
Kumarmani Mahakul 22 Jun 2019 07:34
You're hurrying, And hurry Because You're worrying, Don't happy Be worried.....nnice expression. One must not be worried. A beautiful poem is deserved for modern poem of POD.
Edward Kofi Louis 22 Jun 2019 05:12
The school is gone! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
Tom Allport 22 Jun 2019 01:26
De right words for de modern man? To be or not to be!
Ned Carruthers 22 Nov 2018 04:32
Some of the lamest rhymes imaginable. This is poetry at its worst.
Jabulani Mzinyathi 19 Sep 2017 12:02
great stuff. the poet is not out to please any puritan but to chart a different path. you should know that english cannot be monopolised by any puritan. it has been enriched by several other languages
Diana Van Den Berg 07 Nov 2015 06:39
Am I the only one to see the poignant pathos and well-expressed cynicism and tongue-in-cheek in this superb poem? To me, your voice is as clear as a bell in this!
Brian Jani 28 Apr 2014 07:57
This is what I call a poem.
Niki Nicholas Nkuna 20 Nov 2012 04:22
Great poem indeed, reassuring, many things will happen to make one worry in life so why worry? why should one stay worried?
Jacob Arden 30 Aug 2012 07:44
Don't happy Be worried, who can be in this corrupt world. Thank you Benjamin Zephaniah
John Duddles 05 Mar 2012 07:05
I love your poems benjamin. Andrew james is bent
Nooruddeen Mm 09 Oct 2009 10:17
So the only thing to be worried is 'Hurry' ? ? ...but, how can we ignore the surrounding matters like you said..? Nooruddeen
Iman Farrell 23 Jun 2009 03:58
Andrew James if you believe this is utter drivel then you obviously haven't acquired any sense of empathy for people of poorer status - I would like to see a child write with such clarity and feeling. Admittedly, the grammar and lexis is unconventional but that is a clever way of representing the people to whom this poem applies.
Ali Newton 13 Jun 2009 05:47
Andrew James you are indeed a very ignorant man.
Andrew James 29 Sep 2008 02:28
drivel... evidence that english culture is falling into a cesspool of illiterate dunderheads... zephaniah's ouvre is empty headed drivel... he has little to say other than preachy diatribes imparted with trivial insights slapped together for mass consumption and appeal... most children write better poetry than this garbage...