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“I’m so mean, I make medicine sick. I’m so fast, man, I can run through a hurricane and don’t get wet”

By the man himself, Muhammad Ali. Its a poem about his match with George Foreman, known as the Rumble in the Jungle (1974)

Last night I had a dream, When I got to Africa,

I had one hell of a rumble.
I had to beat Tarzan’s behind first,
For claiming to be King of the Jungle.
For this fight, I’ve wrestled with alligators,
I’ve tussled with a whale.
I done handcuffed lightning
And throw thunder in jail.
You know I’m bad.
just last week, I murdered a rock,
Injured a stone, Hospitalized a brick.
I’m so mean, I make medicine sick.
I’m so fast, man,
I can run through a hurricane and don’t get wet.
When George Foreman meets me,
He’ll pay his debt.
I can drown the drink of water, and kill a dead tree.
Wait till you see Muhammad Ali.

Muhammad Ali was just a plain cool man. Just plain cool.

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5 thoughts on ““I’m so mean, I make medicine sick. I’m so fast, man, I can run through a hurricane and don’t get wet”

  1. Very nice….. very nice indeed..
    If you don’t mind would you please cite this for me.

    Like your thoughts though.. just plain cool !!

    Posted by Riz | November 4, 2010, 2:01 am
  2. Yeah, his fight with George Foreman was also pictured in the movie Ali.
    Actually, I was looking for the video clip in which Muhammad Ali said this or the book in which this poem was written, in other words, a direct quote.
    But thanks anyways.. :P

    Posted by Riz | November 10, 2010, 5:01 pm
  3. dear friend
    you forgot to mention this.” Last night I cut the light off in my bedroom, hit the switch and was in the bed before the room was dark”

    Posted by Mohammed El-Kacemi | September 1, 2011, 5:42 pm

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