Thought for the week 22nd May – People will always need people

Drawn to my attention by Sue Bates from Billingsley; a poem by Benjamin Zephaniah. The title says it all; very apt as we come out of lockdown. You can read it below, but why not the follow the link to hear the poet recite it?

It was first broadcast last year on BBC’s The One Show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uHHjAsPbLc

People need people,

To walk to

To talk to

To cry and rely on,

People will always need people.

To love and to miss

To hug and to kiss,

It’s useful to have other people.

To whom to moan

If you’re all alone,

It’s so hard to share

When no one is there.

There’s not much to do

When there’s no one but you.

People will always need people.

 

To please

To tease

To put you at ease,

People will always need people.

To make life appealing

And give life some meaning,

It’s useful to have other people.

It you need a change

To whom will you turn.

If you need a lesson

From whom will you learn.

If you need to play

You’ll know why I say

People will always need people.

 

As girlfriends

As boyfriends

From Bombay

To Ostend,

People will always need people-

To have friendly fights with

And share tasty bites with,

It’s useful to have other people.

People live in families

Gangs, posses and packs,

Its seems we need company

Before we relax,

So stop making enemies

And let’s face the facts,

People will always need people,

Yes

People will always need people.

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