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Love this #benjaminzephaniah poem in the Autumn addition of @peta Global #keepmeatoffyourplate this #thanksgiving #christmas There is no excuse not to show compassion for animals when there’s so many #vegetarian #vegan alternatives. #moralchoice #animallover #poetry #literature

Peaky Blinders (2013-) 💔
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Only Tommy Shelby could make murder romantic 😂
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REPOSTING BECAUSE I FORGOT TO PUT DIFFERENT COLOURED SUBTITLED FOR GRACE AND TOMMY 😱😱😱

Peaky Blinders (2013-) 💔
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Tommy is such a drama queen oh my Lord get away from me with those sad lost puppy eyes

Grace Burgess 💔
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I loved her so much in the first series 😭

really really looking forward to reading this, my first experience of Benjamin Zephaniah was when he jumped up on the mike at a Roots Foundation session in Auckland, always enjoy hearing his wise, eloquent and conscious words #benjaminzephaniah #feedyourmind #goodforyou

Engrossed in #michelrosen and #benjaminzephaniah after looking at performance poets in school today #childrensliteracy #poem #performancepoetry

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#gangstarap#benjaminzephaniah#jualbuku

WATCH Benjamin Zephaniah #TalkingTurkeys > http://bit.ly/2RQ2Hnk
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Talking Turkeys
by #BenjaminZephaniah

Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas

Cos’ turkeys just wanna hav fun

Turkeys are cool, turkeys are wicked

An every turkey has a Mum.

Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas,

Don’t eat it, keep it alive,

It could be yu mate, an not on your plate

Say, Yo! Turkey I’m on your side.

I got lots of friends who are turkeys

An all of dem fear christmas time,

Dey wanna enjoy it, dey say humans destroyed it

An humans are out of dere mind,

Yeah, I got lots of friends who are turkeys

Dey all hav a right to a life,

Not to be caged up an genetically made up

By any farmer an his wife.

Turkeys just wanna play reggae

Turkeys just wanna hip-hop

Can yu imagine a nice young turkey saying, ‘I cannot wait for de chop’, Turkeys like getting presents, dey wanna watch christmas TV,

Turkeys hav brains an turkeys feel pain

In many ways like yu an me.

I once knew a turkey called…Turkey

He said “Benji explain to me please,

Who put de turkey in christmas

An what happens to christmas trees?”, I said “I am not too sure turkey

But it's nothing to do wid Christ Mass

Humans get greedy an waste more dan need be

An business men mek loadsa cash’. Be nice to yu turkey dis christmas

Invite dem indoors fe sum greens

Let dem eat cake an let dem partake

In a plate of organic grown beans,

Be nice to yu turkey dis christmas

An spare dem de cut of de knife,

Join Turkeys United an dey’ll be delighted

An yu will mek new friends ‘FOR LIFE’.
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Illustration: The Point

Days of Fire🔥🔥🔥ft. Nitin Sawhney. Last night was 🔥 celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Natty’s “Man like I” Album. A real joy and honour to bless up the stage with such great talent. #natty #nattyandtherebelship #manlikei #manlikei&;i #guestappearances #Nitinsawhney #benjaminzephaniah #mavericksabre #2018 #givingthanks #manlikeitour

I used to be Benjamin Zephaniah’s personal assistant managing his tv appearances & requests etc. I laughed so hard when he showed me a letter from the Queen inviting him to recieve The Oder of the British Empire for his #poetry. He goes "She obviously hasn't read any of my work because I wrote a poem called 'Bought & Sold’ breaking down why an OBE is not for me, so up yours Queenie” 🤣🤣 That was 15years ago & he’s still Unbought, Unbossed & Unbothered. One of the realest! Nuff respect brother 👏🏾👏🏾 #inspiration #integrity #buildyourempire not their’s👊🏾

New Patreon Essay:
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Should Britain Abolish the Poet Laureate Post?
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“Now we have entered a new era of understanding the complex way in which racism as an institution operates. But can Black poets trust the larger institution the Laureate post exists in?”
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Link on Twitter @ gothistorian 🦇✨
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#yrsadaleyward #natashatrethewey #tracyksmith #tracysmith #benjaminzephaniah #warsanshire #carolannduffy #poetlaureate

How do you like your truth?
Fantastic, sensational, printed in bold,
Today it's exclusive, tomorrow it's old,
All on the surface with nothin too deep
With a story about animals to help you to sleep. - Benjamin Zephaniah

#quotes #motivationalquotes #benjaminzephaniah #poetry #poems #anarchy #anarchist #anarchism

💥 Full videos on YouTube: The Story And Her (Via link in bio) 💥
#MERKY BOOKS LIVE 📚
@akalamusic @stormzy @judinihoo
Such an empowering night! Stormzy is such a humble, down to Earth, big hearted guy, his warmth and humour rippled, radiated and resonated through out the whole auditorium. Always a delight to see Akala, you know the night will be of high quality. The tickets included a copy of the book: Rise up Stormzy: The Merky Story So Far, beautifully co-written by Jude Yawson - And one I highly recommend. Keep an eye on Jude @judinihoo too, he’s bound to do big things.
The night included poetry by @caleb.femi @bridgetminamore and #brandonturner followed by a panel discussion led by Akala, and featuring #MalorieBlackman , Jude Yawson, #BenjaminZephaniah and the two authors of #takeupspace @takingupspacebook (Black Oxbridge grads who have written a book on how to navigate majority white spaces when you’re in the minority). Great night ❤️
#stormzy #akala #judeyawson #merky #merkybookslive #riseupstormzythemerkystorysofar #riseupstormzy #newbooks #blackbooks #newwriters #blackwriters #newauthors #blackauthors #blacklondon #blackexcellence #melanin #blackjoy #MusicLoveHer

Stormzy, Benjamin Zephaniah, Akala, Malorie Blackman, Jude Yawson and Chelsea Kwakye . The most perfect line up! So much inspiration 😍
#merkybooks
#penguin
#blackexcellence #stormzy #malorieblackman #akala #benjaminzephaniah #author #London

Such a brilliant event last night with @stormzy #merkybooks @barbicancentre with the fantastic @akalamusic hosting.

A beautiful, powerful, insightful evening of poetry and literature.
So powerful to see the generations of black British authors on stage together in the panel discussion - @malorie_blackman #benjaminzephaniah with Jude the author of the #Merky book and the next set of authors to be published by the label.

Beautiful.

#blackbritishauthors #representationmatters

'The reason I write is to get people thinking – not to change their minds – it’s not straightforward propaganda.'— Benjamin Zephaniah
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Image courtesy of Lacuna Magazine
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#benjaminzephaniah #poetsofinstagram #poet #bookstagram #writersofinstagram #writingcommunity #thursdaymotivation

#benjaminzephaniah #langstonhughes #itoosingamericafilm #britishpoetry #dispoetry Dis poetry is like a riddim dat drops
De tongue fires a riddim dat shoots like shots
Dis poetry is designed fe rantin
Dance hall style, big mouth chanting,
Dis poetry nar put yu to sleep
Preaching follow me
Like yu is blind sheep,
Dis poetry is not Party Political
Not designed fe dose who are critical.
Dis poetry is wid me when I gu to me bed
It gets into me dreadlocks
It lingers around me head
Dis poetry goes wid me as I pedal me bike
IÕve tried Shakespeare, respect due dere
But did is de stuff I like.
Dis poetry is not afraid of going ina book
Still dis poetry need ears fe hear an eyes fe hav a look
Dis poetry is Verbal Riddim, no big words involved
An if I hav a problem de riddim gets it solved,
IÕve tried to be more romantic, it does nu good for me
So I tek a Reggae Riddim an build me poetry,
I could try be more personal
But youÕve heard it all before,
Pages of written words not needed
Brain has many words in store,
Yu could call dis poetry Dub Ranting
De tongue plays a beat
De body starts skanking,
Dis poetry is quick an childish
Dis poetry is fe de wise an foolish,
Anybody can do it fe free,
Dis poetry is fe yu an me,
DonÕt stretch yu imagination
Dis poetry is fe de good of de Nation,
Chant,
In de morning
I chant
In de night
I chant
In de darkness
An under de spotlight,
I pass thru University
I pass thru Sociology
An den I got a dread degree
In Dreadfull Ghettology.
Dis poetry stays wid me when I run or walk
An when I am talking to meself in poetry I talk,
Dis poetry is wid me,
Below me an above,
Dis poetry's from inside me
It goes to yu
WID LUV.

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