Who's Who

I used to think nurses
Were women,
I used to think police
Were men,

by Benjamin Zephaniah Click to read full poem

Comments about Who's Who

Dr Tony Brahmin 23 Aug 09:51
I used to think nurses Were women, I used to think police Were men, very fine poem. tony
S H 23 Aug 06:04
Oh yes once you wear their shoe you realize what they are.
its me 17 Jun 04:23
its a great poem i love it. i dont know why but i love all of benjamin zephaniahs poems :)
Ftgerhh 02 Apr 03:34
Hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi Great poem
Sylvia Frances Chan 09 Mar 12:15
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
Paul Amrod 08 Mar 05:15
Hi Benjamin, I still find some poets boring but not your wonderful cocky attitude.
Dr Tony Brahmin 08 Mar 01:26
I used to think poets Were boring, Until I became one of them. Beautiful self realization. thannk u dear. tony
Ruta Mohapatra 08 Mar 01:08
The poem brings a smile to my face! Nice one!
Alouwou Mandjah 08 Mar 08:51
Nicely done @Benjamin Zephaniah
Mahtab Bangalee 08 Mar 06:34
simply great...................excellent.........extraordinary ///
Dominic Windram 08 Mar 04:05
Short but witty poem courtesy of Benjamin Zephaniah.
Sy Wong 08 Mar 03:53
Short poem, a good poet.
Edward Kofi Louis 08 Mar 01:40
Thinking! ! Thoughts, Becoming one of them! ! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
Oliver 09 Oct 2018 01:29
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Muzahidul Reza 07 Sep 2018 09:34
Things are well known after experiencing, nice piece
Anil Kumar Panda 07 Sep 2018 07:49
Hahahahahaha.....I think many have same opinion. Poets are boring. Nice drops. Enjoyed.
Glen Kappy 07 Sep 2018 07:22
This brought a smile to my face and a chuckle from my throat—short and sweet and with a point to it. -GK
M Asim Nehal 07 Sep 2018 04:37
Yes this is the human nature, seeing is believing and when you become one you start to think differently.
Adrian Flett 07 Sep 2018 04:12
We do make assumptions until we know more about things. I also like the use of rhyme and the light touch of the poem.