Talking Turkeys! - Benjamin Zephaniah

Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas 
Cos' turkeys just wanna hav fun 
Turkeys are cool, turkeys are wicked 
An every turkey has a Mum. 
Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas, 
Don't eat it, keep it alive, 
It could be yu mate, an not on your plate 
Say, Yo! Turkey I'm on your side. 
I got lots of friends who are turkeys 
An all of dem fear christmas time, 
Dey wanna enjoy it, dey say humans destroyed it 
An humans are out of dere mind, 
Yeah, I got lots of friends who are turkeys 
Dey all hav a right to a life, 
Not to be caged up an genetically made up 
By any farmer an his wife. 

Turkeys just wanna play reggae 
Turkeys just wanna hip-hop 
Can yu imagine a nice young turkey saying, 
ÒI cannot wait for de chopÓ, 
Turkeys like getting presents, dey wanna watch christmas TV, 
Turkeys hav brains an turkeys feel pain 
In many ways like yu an me. 

I once knew a turkey called........ Turkey 
He said "Benji explain to me please, 
Who put de turkey in christmas 
An what happens to christmas trees?", 
I said "I am not too sure turkey 
But itÕs nothing to do wid Christ Mass 
Humans get greedy an waste more dan need be 
An business men mek loadsa cash'. 

Be nice to yu turkey dis christmas 
Invite dem indoors fe sum greens 
Let dem eat cake an let dem partake 
In a plate of organic grown beans, 
Be nice to yu turkey dis christmas 
An spare dem de cut of de knife, 
Join Turkeys United an dey'll be delighted 
An yu will mek new friends 'FOR LIFE'. 

Benjamin Zephaniah
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