We Refugees

I come from a musical place
Where they shoot me for my song
And my brother has been tortured
By my brother in my land.

by Benjamin Zephaniah Click to read full poem

Comments about We Refugees

big boi6969 17 Oct 2018 08:32
stay away from my home ***** and go back to where you came from
A A Umar Udubo 22 May 2018 02:32
The best Poem I read today as I come online, I daresay it is a good omen. You write with great enthusiasm and strange passion that must be felt throughout the poem. The feeling would be felt more by people directly affected by such menace and of course it must touch the indirectly affected as well. I would read more of you indeed.
Ryan M''ckee 16 May 2018 08:53
hiya sexies; 0) looooovvvvveeee yyooouuuusss
aldiidgsjhjgj***HYDGgn 16 May 2018 08:47
this is a really good poem. I come from Africa so if you are reading this, read it outloud and read it in an African accent.
Will Barker 12 Nov 2017 11:54
You are a special poet.
Rajnish Manga 12 Nov 2017 11:32
A fascinating place with all the richness of nature but with so much of inequality and discrimination among different classes of people in the society. What an irony! The poem presents a poignant picture. Thanks. Where they hate my shade of skin They don't like the way I pray.... Where girls cannot go to school.... all be refugees.... Nobody is safe
Roving Poet 12 Nov 2017 11:22
We see here a poet I shall follow.
Rae Seagull 12 Nov 2017 04:37
Very well written, Benjamin
Kumarmani Mahakul 12 Nov 2017 02:24
The sad plight of refugees is very touchingly depicted. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the poem of the day.
Tom Allport 12 Nov 2017 12:57
a poem that tells it how it is and once was? and how some things never change! ....................well penned Benjamin
Nudershada Cabanes 12 Nov 2017 11:23
We can all be refugees even in our own land. A fine poem.
Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 12 Nov 2017 10:47
A place is beautiful only if the people who live there are beautiful too, . Their thoughts and deeds matter a lot.. The sad plight of refugees is very effectively brought out. Congratulations Benjamin for this beautiful poem.
Anil Kumar Panda 12 Nov 2017 07:29
A heart rending poem about the condition of refugees. With your amazing style you have told your feeling in a beautiful way. Thanks for sharing and congrats.
Edward Kofi Louis 12 Nov 2017 04:35
Yes! We can all be Refugees! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
Bernie 12 Nov 2017 01:06
Such an interesting poem, Benjamin... congrats for being chosen...10+++
Emmanuel Arunee Mwanza 16 May 2016 03:38
Amazing...really touchy...we all came from somewhere...we all have somewhere where we belong no matter where we are right now
Sofia Kioroglou 10 Apr 2016 01:17
This is an amazing poem. Very compelling and so very true!
Diana Van Den Berg 13 Nov 2015 04:01
I love the truth and the courage and the final optimism of this poem, and of course the beauty of the words and images. People say “as free as a bird” but birds aren’t free. They have to look out for birds/ animals/ humans of prey – but they have the courage to live their lives with exhilaration and sing in the face of it – as you say we should do too, and you are so right.
Maria Gonzalez 04 Aug 2015 12:53
I can relate to this poem. It speaks truth.
Ewa Espling 28 May 2008 01:47
beautiful...and so real.... tank you