Murder Of The Poet Michael Smith

Adrian Mitchell poem about the stoning to death of Michael Smith in 1983.
The poem was in the 1989 anthology of poems for young people One For Blair edited by Chris Searle. Blair being Peach, not Tony.

The Murder Of The Poet Michael Smith
By three men in Kingston, Jamaica

You!
You don’t belong here.
Why are you walking here?

You!
You don’t belong here.
Why are you walking here?

You!
You don’t belong here.
Why are you walking here?

I am a free man.
I walk anywhere in this land.

Adrian Mitchell


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