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Terrible Torment

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The names that are said
Stay in my head,
There’s no escaping the terrible torment.
Names like Chimp, Paki, and poo
Come all too often for me and for you.
There’s no escaping the terrible torment.
I get punched, kicked and smacked
For the simple reason that I am black,
There’s no escaping this terrible torment.

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Notes

Adam wrote this through the eyes of a friend of his who suffered racist abuse when playing football.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/terrible-torment/?shared=email&msg=fail