Farewell Muhammed AliYou chose your nameAnd label
Despite white cowardiceYou stung like a bee, andEncouraged meTo be Me
Thank youMuhammed Ali
Posted by Labi Siffre at 11:25 in Black, Heterosexism / Racism / Sexism / Homophobia / LGBT / Gay / Heterosexual / Homosexual, Human Rights, Life, News, Poetry, Politics, Racism, Sports, USA | Permalink
As Hungary forgets the revolution
World War Z progresses
I recall “Go back where you came from nigger!”
But Hammersmith isn’t Syria
Posted by Labi Siffre at 15:25 in News, Politics, Television, War | Permalink
When will the world grow wearyOf leadership from these strongWeak men?
Not soon enough and certainly theyPay no heed to the voices of the deadThough piously they "Remember Them"
By adding more flesh to their ranksFor which these strong weak menWill assume for themselves
The right to receiveWealth by book deal and lecture tourBoardroom elevations, our respect in honours
Whatever is your nations equivalentOf dollars
Posted by Labi Siffre at 12:16 in News, Poetry, Politics, Remember them, Towards Freedom / Towards Peace, War | Permalink