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West Ham Kick it Out Poems

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 WEST HAM UNITED LEARNING ZONE – 20th & 21st October 2005

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Selection of poems created (and brilliantly performed live too!) in the Kick it Out Workshops with Crispin Thomas of the Footbal Poets by children and parents at West Ham United Study Centre & East London Gymnasium Big thanks to all there especially Carlos, Jamie & Anna.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Stop Racism Now

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Racism’s horrible
it would destroy your feelings
like a frozen knife through your back.
It is an attack of people saying
that their type of skin colour is better.
So don’t take the ‘mickey’
Out of people
you would not get a trophy for it.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 By Nasuf Serfi
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6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Kick Racism Out Of This Universe

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Give racism the full stop,
Don’t let them cuss and curse.
Tell a steward call a cop,
Kick it from this universe,

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 It’s not about your face,
It’s not about your clothes,
It’s not about your race,
Everybody knows.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Give racism a full stop now.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 By Stacey Gardner

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 …………………………………………

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Show Racism The Door

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 When you think about race
What do you think of?
People’s colour?
People’s clothes?
People’s accents?
People’s language?
This is what a racist thinks is wrong

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 When I think of racism
I think of people all around me
Not because of their colour but as my friends
My teachers my neighbours and my family

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 They don’t need to be
Black white Asian or mixed race
for me to talk to them
to me they’re just people
I don’t see the difference between the way we look

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 we’re all the same underneath
We believe in different things
That doesn’t make us weird or different
It’s just what we believe in

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 So if you have a problem with different races
Look around you
You go to school with them
ou work with them
They have even invented things
That you use today
So why hate somebody because of their colour
But welcome them
Because they’re your fellow person

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 So show racism the door!

19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 By Nicole Maynard

20 Leave a comment on verse 20 0 ……………………………………………………………..

21 Leave a comment on verse 21 0 Kick Out Racism

22 Leave a comment on verse 22 0 Racism is a deadly disease.
It takes the fun out of football.
This is where the serious stuff starts.

23 Leave a comment on verse 23 0 Sean-Wright-Phillips walks on to the pitch
A sub for England v Spain.
People shout racist chants
Sean looks ahead and stays strong.

24 Leave a comment on verse 24 0 Racism is something that will never go away
Unless people mix with other communities.
Silly clowns thinking they are big when they are not.

25 Leave a comment on verse 25 0 People who are racist are playing the fool.

26 Leave a comment on verse 26 0 We can beat this dreadful disease.
The cure is that we open up our hearts and speak to the world.
We can be Martin Luther King.
As he once said, “I HAVE A DREAM”

27 Leave a comment on verse 27 0 Kick out RASCISM!
Racists are the bad guys.

28 Leave a comment on verse 28 0 By Lucy Footman
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29 Leave a comment on verse 29 0 STOP RACISM NOW

30 Leave a comment on verse 30 0 Racism is something that will never go away
Until people realize what they’re doing.

31 Leave a comment on verse 31 0 It’s a deadly disease. It is ignorant.

32 Leave a comment on verse 32 0 Racism is judging someone before you know them.

33 Leave a comment on verse 33 0 It is bad, rude and very, very evil.

34 Leave a comment on verse 34 0 The rudest sin is hurting someone because of their religion.

35 Leave a comment on verse 35 0 Racism is as if your heart stops beating .

36 Leave a comment on verse 36 0 Don’t be scared of racism be strong!!!

37 Leave a comment on verse 37 0 By Sadia Khan

38 Leave a comment on verse 38 0 ………………………………………………….

39 Leave a comment on verse 39 0 End It Now

40 Leave a comment on verse 40 0 Racism has no point,
It’s a terrible thing to experience,
I would really like it to stop,
People making fun out of other people’s race,

41 Leave a comment on verse 41 0 Great players are having to be faced,
By people mocking in their face,
But even though they are going through hell,
They are really focusing on the ball.

42 Leave a comment on verse 42 0 They are showing that they are no different,
To any other great player,
They are trying to silence the racist,
And teach them a lesson.

43 Leave a comment on verse 43 0 Racism is wrong,
A very bad thing to come along,
Racists think it’s a joke to make fun,
But they are wrong so end it now

44 Leave a comment on verse 44 0 By Deep Haria

45 Leave a comment on verse 45 0 ……………………………………………………………

46 Leave a comment on verse 46 0 Don’t Be Afraid

47 Leave a comment on verse 47 0 Racism is bad, it makes people sad
Racism is bullying. It drives me mad!
People are racist because of who you are.
They call you names and they do it from afar
RACISM.

48 Leave a comment on verse 48 0 You can’t beat racism not by playing their game
But in the end we are all the same!
Black, Asian or White
It doesn’t even matter about your height.
DON’T BE AFRAID!

49 Leave a comment on verse 49 0 Racism – Acrotic Poem.

50 Leave a comment on verse 50 0 Racism is bullying,
Always tell someone.
Cussing and stuff don’t help,
In the end we are all the same.
Stop and help others,
Make the world a better place, and stop the Racism!

51 Leave a comment on verse 51 0 By Chelsea Brown

52 Leave a comment on verse 52 0 ………………………………………………….

53 Leave a comment on verse 53 0 Racism

54 Leave a comment on verse 54 0 What is racism?
Racism is bullying,
Racism is threatening,
Racism is killing,
Racism is non-stop,
When will it stop?
Come on lets stop racism!

55 Leave a comment on verse 55 0 By Masum Hussain

56 Leave a comment on verse 56 0 ………………………………………………………..

57 Leave a comment on verse 57 0 Why be racist?

58 Leave a comment on verse 58 0 Why be racist?
It helps me to be calm.
Why hurt others?
It feels excellent.
Why bully others
because of the way they are?
Because it is fun.
Why spoil such a great game?
Because the game is boring.
Why spoil life?
To enjoy life.
Why let others suffer?
So they don’t achieve a good future.
If you like to hurt others, bully
others, spoil others life, make others suffer,
then what was the point of birth?

59 Leave a comment on verse 59 0 By Mukta Syed

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