Who's Who

Poem By Benjamin Zephaniah

I used to think nurses
Were women,
I used to think police
Were men,
I used to think poets
Were boring,
Until I became one of them.

Comments about Who's Who

I used to think nurses Were women, I used to think police Were men, very fine poem. tony
Oh yes once you wear their shoe you realize what they are.
its a great poem i love it. i dont know why but i love all of benjamin zephaniahs poems :)
Hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi Great poem
This short and clever poem, but loveliest worded. CONGRATULATIONS for the second time being chosen as The Modern Poem Of The Day. Hooray for Benjamin Sir! WHY don't you write more poems than only 21 poems? Is that to get on the Top 500 Poets? Also a clever deed. Why do you stop submitting on PoemHunter? Regards, Sylvia FC

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