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Sunday 26 May 2019 11.38am
Came across this
poem today, which sums up life in this great borough and London as a whole...
Sunday 26 May 2019 4.38pm
I love dis great polluted place
Where pop stars come to live their dreams
Here ravers come for drum and bass
And politicians plan their schemes,
The music of the world is here
Dis city can play any song
They came to here from everywhere
Tis they that made dis city strong.
A world of food displayed on streets
Where all the world can come and dine
On meals that end with bitter sweets
And cultures melt and intertwine,
Two hundred languages give voice
To fifteen thousand changing years
And all religions can rejoice
With exiled souls and pioneers.
I love dis overcrowded place
Where old buildings mark men and time
And new buildings all seem to race
Up to a cloudy dank skyline,
Too many cars mean dire air
Too many guns mean danger
Too many drugs means be aware
Of strange gifts from a stranger.
Itís so cool when the heat is on
And when itís cool itís so wicked
We just keep melting into one
Just like the tribes before us did,
I love dis concrete jungle still
With all its sirens and its speed
The people here united will
Create a kind of London breed.I love dis great polluted place
Where pop stars come to live their dreams
Here ravers come for drum and bass
And politicians plan their schemes,
The music of the world is here
Dis city can play any song
They came to here from everywhere
Tis they that made dis city strong.
A world of food displayed on streets
Where all the world can come and dine
On meals that end with bitter sweets
And cultures melt and intertwine,
Two hundred languages give voice
To fifteen thousand changing years
And all religions can rejoice
With exiled souls and pioneers.
I love dis overcrowded place
Where old buildings mark men and time
And new buildings all seem to race
Up to a cloudy dank skyline,
Too many cars mean dire air
Too many guns mean danger
Too many drugs means be aware
Of strange gifts from a stranger.
Itís so cool when the heat is on
And when itís cool itís so wicked
We just keep melting into one
Just like the tribes before us did,
I love dis concrete jungle still
With all its sirens and its speed
The people here united will
Create a kind of London breed.
Monday 27 May 2019 4.39pm
A good piece: who is the author?
Monday 27 May 2019 5.35pm
Jules62 wrote:
A good piece: who is the author?


Benjamin ZephaniahBenjamin Zephanaiah
Monday 27 May 2019 8.03pm
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:
Jules62 wrote:
A good piece: who is the author?

Benjamin Zephaniah

Thank you: I looked him up, and found that his is an extraordinary story of talent and achievement.
Wednesday 29 May 2019 8.02pm
Jules62 wrote:
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:
Jules62 wrote:
A good piece: who is the author?

Benjamin Zephaniah

Thank you: I looked him up, and found that his is an extraordinary story of talent and achievement.

My pleasure :)
Thursday 30 May 2019 8.55am
Thanks, Edward, it's beautiful. Love it.

Don't tell John Cleese.
Wednesday 5 June 2019 12.56pm
maurits wrote:
Thanks, Edward, it's beautiful. Love it.
Don't tell John Cleese.

Glad you like it, but maybe I SHOULD tell John Cleese, he seems a bit out of touch.
Friday 7 June 2019 10.46pm
John Cleese is too busy contributing to the ethnic diversity and multiculturalism of the West Indian island where he lives as an immigrant...
Saturday 8 June 2019 8.26am
Jules62 wrote:
John Cleese is too busy contributing to the ethnic diversity and multiculturalism of the West Indian island where he lives as an immigrant...

Haha! Spot on! I love his work, but I find these comments a bit disappointing.

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