Category Archives: Benjamin Zephaniah

Colour blindness

I was whitemailed

By a white witch,

With white magic

And white lies,

Branded by a white sheep

I slaved as a whitesmith

Near a white spot

Where I suffered whitewater fever.

Whitelisted as a whiteleg

I was in the white book

As a master of white art,

It was like white death. 

People called me white jack

Some hailed me as a white fog,

So I joined the white watch

Trained as a white guard

Lived off the white economy.

Caught and beaten by the whiteshirts

I was condemned to a white mass,

Don’t worry,

I shall be writing to the Black House.


Benjamin Zedd.

​Benjamin zephaniah, he used to think nurses

Were women,

Benji still living in a liar, used to think police

Were men,

I used to think poets

Were boring,

Until I became one of them.

Now I’ve gotten close to resolve, 

The colour blindness.