The British

Take some Picts, Celts and Silures
And let them settle,
Then overrun them with Roman conquerors.

by Benjamin Zephaniah Click to read full poem

Comments (74)

it's me. im 12 year olds studying poetry
prepare to be bombarded by 12 year olds studying poetry. im sorry
People should invest in tolerance and also in knowing that good fences make good neighbors. There are comments infra that don't belong here, and others, in my opinion, tainted by excessive intolerance concerning form.
I am surprised why, when people is interested in leaving silly, insensitive or even offensive remarks, why they do it in a site about poetry, that id transversal and universal, open to all but not to " everything" ... I say things that seem inconsiderate in my poems, and almost don't recognize myself...and that implies that I never prejudge or vilify another. Abot the lines: yes, open society, by naming the innumerable mixes, it achieves its purpose.
Very truth why can't it be like that every where
dear brother sister can you talk me about tone stazas by stanza thanks
I love this poem mix and blend.
Insightful poem with a great touch of humour!
The fact that his poems are almost all are extended metaphors is great because he doesn't switch topic a lot
ayyyyy! ! go Sri Lankans! !
I bet it tasted good, the Indian spices, and stuff, yum yum.
Very interesting and cool at the same time
Hahah very funny comrade. Now go to gulag, yes?
trash lolololololololololololololol
This sent me back to Defoe's True Born Englishman, to which this is a worthy follower
Directions unclear, I made the Soviet Union.
The genesis as well as the method of blending the ingredients is simply superb and thought provoking. A great poem creating unique humor. Enjoyed the poem.
I enjoyed this poem by Benjamin Zephaniah.................