Linton Kwesi Johnson – Five Nights of Bleeding

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A musical reading of a tremendous, terrifying poem.

Night number five at the telegraph
Vengeance walk thru de doors
So slow, so smooth
So tight and ripe and -smash!
Broke glass, a bottle finds a head
And the shell of the fire heard -crack!
The victim feels fear
Finds hands, holds knife, finds throat
Oh, the stabbins and the bleeding and the blood, it’s
War amongs’ the rebels
Madness, madness, war

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