Everyone needs support and T.L.C
The thug, the mug and the people like me.
The helpless, the lonely all need a friend.
To chillax and max with days on end.
No fakers, takers or heart breakers.
Peace and love will always mate us.
War and crime will only break us.
But real friendship will forever make us.
These are the lines from the rap poem ‘Because we care’ from the book Rappaman! To the rescue: In the book of rooms. This book is a collection of RAP poems for 6+ year olds by the poet Donovan Christopher.
I met Donovan Christopher at the Blackburn Children’s Literature Festival on 21st June. It was amazing to talk to this inspiring poet and rapper. His poetry style is unique yet fun and accessible for the young readers at the same time.
Note: RAP means Rhythmic African Poetry.
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