Okay … simply … “V” … a poem by Tony Harrison

I have been introduced to this artist today by a new friend ….

Art indeed in my view, not for the microwave headz, real thought, real life & REAL lonnnnnnngggggg …. !!!!!

But, an incredible overview & telling, of a story that I believe has been interpreted from truth, and …. much that surrounds ….

POETRY.

I will only post up part one …..

If it takes you, then, the remaining parts are on, “the tube” …. you know the drill ….

Anyway, really can’t say more than, take time with it and take it in ……

The Words … “Construction” … written by Big Virge 7/3/07

….. “CONSTRUCTION” …..

……. IS A WORD ……..

WHEN APPLIED TO VERSE ….
THAT …. NEEDS ……….

….. “PROPULSION” … !!!

FOR YOUR WORDS …..
TO BE HEARD ………

TO CONSTRUCT … OR …
….. BUILD ……….
DEMANDS … REAL SKILL … !!!!!

IF YOU’RE TRYING TO ENLIGHT ….
THROUGH THE WORDS YOU WRITE ….
WHICH IS WHY … HIP HOP’S …..
STANDARDS HAVE … DRopped …..

COS IT’S NOW GONE … POP … !!!
WHEN IT USED TO … ROCK SPOTS … !!!!!

“ROCK” ….. FOUNDATIONS ….. !!!!!
CONSTRUCTED BY STATIONS …..
WHOSE …. RADIO SHOWS ….
REFUSED TO GO …. TO ….
PLAYLISTS BUILT WITH ….

… “HIP HOP” … FLOWS

WELL IT SEEMS … OTHER SCENES … ?
STILL REFUSE TO SEE …..
THAT WHEN BUILT WELL …..
“HIP HOP” ….. CAN SELL …. !!!!!!!

CLEVER WORD … CONSTRUCTIONS …
FEEDING … NUMBERS …
CLEARLY NOW ……
EXCEEDING HUNDREDS …. !!!!!!!!!

MILLIONS NOW ….. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ACROSS THE GLOBE …
CONSTRUCT … SLICK FLOWS …
TO EARN THEM … “DOUGH” …

BUT … AS I’VE SAID …..
SOME HEADS CONSTRUCTIONS
ARE ….. “WORTHLESS” …..
AND SEND … “CONVULSIONS” …
THROUGH ….. POEMS …..
THAT MAKE NO SENSE ….. ???
OR … “INSIGHT VIOLENCE” … !!!

WHY CONSTRUCT THINGS … ???
THAT LEAD TO … DEATH … ???

THIS …. “CONTRADICTS” ….
“CONSTRUCTIVE” … TRENDS … !!?!!

CONSTRUCTION IS ……
THE SAME AS … “CREATION” …
SO WHY …. ENLIST …. ?????

WHAT FEEDS … “DESECRATION” … !!!?!!!

CONSTRUCTION THROUGH …..
THE WORDS WE USE …..
CAN HELP TO FUEL …..
WHAT’S GOOD IN YOU … !!!

NOW DON’T GET ME WRONG …
SOMETIMES … SAD SONGS …
CAN HELP …. SOMEONE ….
LEARN TO … MOVE ON …

BUT … MURDEROUS WORDS …
CAN … MOTIVATE HERDS …
TO TRY TO ….. HURT ….. !!!
OR DO … MUCH WORSE … !!!!!!!

IF YOU JUST CREATE …
TO MAKE SOME CHANGE …
THROUGH … ANY OLD PHRASE …
OR … VIOLENT CLAIM …

WHAT YOU CONSTRUCT …
MAY … SEAL YOUR FATE …
AND MAY RESULT …
IN FUELLING … HATE … !!!!!

THAT’S WHY I CHOOSE …
CONSTRUCTIVE TOOLS …
TO HELP REDUCE …
MY … ANGRY MOODS …

OFCOURSE I’VE WRITTEN …
ANGRY WORDS … !!!!! …

BUT ….. WHAT YOU QUOTE ….
AND … CHOOSE TO PROMOTE …
MAY ONE DAY …. ” BURN ” ….
AND … LEAVE YOU …

….. ” CURSED ” ….. !!!!!!!

I’D RATHER SEE …

” POSITIVITY ” … !!!!!

IN …. POETRY ….
THAT COMES FROM ME ….
EVEN WHEN … I FACE PROBLEMS … !!!

CONSTRUCTION LENDS …..
ITSELF TO BLENDS …..
THAT …. CREATE MORE ….
AND …. DESTROY LESS ….
WHICH I AM …. FOR ….
AND … NOT … AGAINST …. !!!!

SO MANY … SELECT …
“DESTRUCTIVE” …. STYLES ….
TO GET A … CHEQUE …
FAKE HUGS AND SMILES …
THAT … “POSITIVE” … RHYMES …
ARE NOW … RESIGNED …
TO BEING … KEPT …
awaaaaaaaaaay …. FROM MINDS ….

ESPECIALLY WHEN ….. !!!
THE TRUTH’S OUTLINED ….. !!!!!

I GUESS THAT’S WHY ….
WE NOW …. “ACCEPT” ….
CONSTRUCTED LIES ….
FROM …. GOVERNMENTS ….
AND …. OSTRACIZE ….
THOSE WHO …. EXPRESS ….
THEIR …. ARGUMENTS ….
THROUGH …. COMMON SENSE …. !!!!

MY INTELLECT ….
IS …. DOWN WITH THEM … !!!
SO …. CONSTRUCT WORDS ….
IN THEIR …. “DEFENCE” ….

WHILE MOST …. PREFER ….
TO FOLLOW THE HERDS …
OF WRITERS WHOSE …
CONSTRUCTIONS PROVE ….
THAT WHAT THEY DO ….
AIN’T GOOD FOR YOU …. !!!!!

EACH TO THEIR OWN ….
OFCOURSE … OFCOURSE …
BUT WATCH THEM CLOSE … !!!!
AND … DON’T GET CAUGHT …
IN ZONES WHERE SOULS …
ARE SOLD THEN … “BOUGHT” … !!!!!

CONSTRUCTIONS BUILT ….
SHOULD HOLD THE FORT …. !!!!!

NOT WILT …. LIKE STiLts ….
ON …. BURNING FLOORS …. !!!!!

WEAK CONSTRUCTIONS ….
WILL …. MALFUNCTION …. !!!!!
LIKE THOSE WITH ….
MEN WIELDING …. “TRUNCHEONS” …. !!!!!

I LIKE THINGS BUILT ….
AND CONSTRUCTED …. WELL …. !!!
LIKE WOMEN …. WITH ….
BODIES THAT …. SELL … !!!!

AND A MIND WITH WHICH ….
WE COULD …. ENRICH ….
OUR LIVES WITH ….

…. ” LOVE ” …. !!!

WE COULD …. CONSTRUCT …. !!!

CONSTRUCTION LIKE THAT …
WOULD BE … SO NICE … !!!

I’D BE HER MAN …..
FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES … !!!!!

MAYBE CONSTRUCT … ???
A ….. ” FAMILY ” …..

” Hold on there V …
you’re in a dream …
you know that’s not …
….. REALITY …..
and probably …..
is … UNLIKELY … !!!!!”

WHAT I CONSTRUCT ….
MAY ONE DAY SEE ….
A WOMAN WHO LOVES ….
… MY POETRY …
BECOME THE ONE …
WHO FILLS MY DREAMS …!?!

UNTIL THAT TIME ….
I’LL WRITE MY RHYMES ….
BECAUSE THIS IS MY ….

” COMPULSION ” …

TO TOUCH EVERYONE ….
WHO HEARS MY STUFF ….
THROUGH SIMPLE USE OF ….

“CON + STRUCT + ION”

“Construction” written by Big Virge 7/3/07 & Produced by The Predestined One

Construction

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“Construction” written by Big Virge 7/3/07

Produced by The Predestined One

RIP Leon, Thanks for the memories ….

Your Constructions will live on !!!

One.

Beauty in a different form …… written by Big Virge 16/03/2012

It’s never nice to hear of a persons death, but, for me, having lost a young man who showed me huge amounts of love, respect & support, this is a circumstance where, for me, beauty has come from loss & sadness.

I cannot and do not wish to say things now, that aren’t especially complimentary about an individual who has passed, thankfully, in a seemingly peaceful manner.

However, I am not that big of a hypocrite to suggest, that, in my view, all was good in my friends demeanour & behaviour.

The problem in this instance is in the manner in which his life was going, from sleeping in the back of cars to walking streets at night.

In many ways, I admired his inner strength, especially in the manner in which he carried on with his passion, his creativity, in whichever form or opportunity, it availed itself to him.

Today is a day to reflect on his positive attributes, an incredibly talented emcee & aspiring producer, but, more important than anything else to me, a very giving & loyal individual, even though he had very little.

Having spent many hours chilling with him, I can safely say that, there were times he had me laughing so hard that I could barely hold the zig we’d be buning.

Nights that ran into mornings, as if minutes had passed, rather than hours, because of the level of connection we’d found over the last few years of his life.

A man who took time out of his difficult life to make music for me & to ensure that my artistic passion continued to grow, regardless of my wishes to just throw in the towel.

A young man who loved to party and dance with the best of us.

As I write this, I feel the tears of sadness rolling down my eyes as the reality of his passing sinks in, as hard as this is for me to write, I have to pay respect & show love to this young man on this webpage, as his memory will live on through music that he composed for me that is on here.

Thank you once again bro … !!!!!!

The sad part is that I feel as though he didn’t receive the support & love he needed from those closer to him than me.

It is in times like these, that, the realisation of what we share with people who we care about, really sinks in, and I valued the good & not so good times with him equally.

In my opinion, my friend was a caring soul, who, in many ways, did not receive the care that he often bestowed on others, as said, this is one side to a character, who like us all, had his flaws, but, never did I feel as though I couldn’t trust him in my home, around my possessions or around people i’d introduce him to.

He was a troubled soul who I believe is in a better place now, and without wishing to tread on anyone’s toes, I suggest that those who he showed love to throughout his life, may now realise what it is they have lost and will finally appreciate the many positive attributes that he had & shared, with those who he had love for, thankfully, I count myself as being one of those lucky enough to be in that club.

I see the beauty in his passing & hope that he has now found a place of peace & harmony in death, that was rarely evident in the latter stages of his life.

This is for a friend who I have now shed tears for & who I will never forget.

Leon Dennis, The Predestined One, or “Stealth” …. as he loved to be called.

You are already missed … !!!!!

Blessing & love brah ……

Virge

A Beautiful Thing ….. written by Big Virge …. 11/03/2012

What’s good people ???

Well, i just thought i’d share something I view to be, “A Beautiful Thing”, and no, me nah talk bout some gyal ting, me ah talk bout the beauty that is children.

Their growth & development, when untainted by parents who are transmitting their regrets, anger & bitterness from their relationships, onto their children, is something to behold.

Happy B’day Malachi … !!!!

… and Lola, stop your fukry yeah … !!! … and keep on showing that, lovely side, that is essentially you, baby girl !!!!

These are the two children of a friend of mine, Mally is now 9 & Lola, well, she’s younger, but the way she goes on sometimes, you’d think she was a young teen !!!

I went to spend some time with Mally especially, the day after his B’day, what a pleasure it can be to be around children !!!

It’s so much better than dealing with these guilt ridden & angst filled adults moretime !!!!

They are so full of themselves & yet so innocent, so free & yet, so in need of guidance & discipline.

The gift of children is indeed a beautiful thing, and it’s even more beautiful when you see what it does to adults, especially men, who, let’s say, have more rough in them than smooth.

The scenario is an all too common one, that, many have become acquainted with in the modern world, separated parents, with, apportioned time for the children to be with daddy, etc etc …..

However, due to the strength of the father in this instance, I see an incredible amount of strength & independence in these two beautiful children.

Thus, my evening was spent chatting to pops for a while about a variety of creative moves and just talking that life stuff in that, “REAL WAY”, most of y’all are frightened to do !!!

Then, having had the usual cuddling & tickling fights, it was time to spend some quality time with birthday boy & his sister. I ended up in the middle of these two, arms wrapped around them while they made themselves comfortable to watch, “The Tooth Fairy 2”, no less … !!!!!

Obviously, not my normal Saturday Night viewing, but, I guess all you parents know, that, having children, opens your eyes and ears up to an incredible array of sounds & visions from this world !!!

The feeling of having these two youngsters sit comfortably in my arms, enjoying the movie, with the usual, occasional outbursts, that come from young children, when they see something that interests or inspires them to express themselves, is indeed, “A Beautiful Thing”, in my opinion !!!

Broody, moi … ? …

HELL NO … !!! …

I got to walk away, sit back, think about it and now share the beauty of my evening with all you folks who take time to read this blog !!!

The sense of love is indeed, unconditional, I crossed Mally’s palm with some B’day cash, only to be told by little sister, Lolly, “Oh, you didn’t give me as much on my B’day !!!”

Yes indeed, sibling mentality, in full effect, well, Lola, all things being equal, you’ll get yours when you’re due, cheeky one !!!

Indeed, maybe if the women of the world had more visions of themselves as young girls, they’d stop much of the silly behaviour that is in evidence, far too frequently, when they become women !!!

Anyway, as Lola took the laptop upstairs to watch Barbie, it became apparent to me how wonderful, an untainted relationship with children can be, as said, broody, no, because leaving them to be with their parents has become, as beautiful an experience for me, as being with them can be.

It’s all the peripheral bullchit, that, frightens the hell out of me !!!!!

However, it is a wondrous thing to see children when they are at their happiest & in some respects, their calmest, because of their complete unabashed behaviour & the unconditional love they show to those, whom, they trust & like.

A relationship, in this case, that I hope, lasts as long as I have breath in this lifetime, because it is as close to the love I felt for my own mother, not tainted, not sordid, but pure & REAL !!!!!

Love like this, is indeed ….

A Beautiful Thing ….. !!!!!!

Cherish it & don’t abuse it people, there is, in my opinion ….

No Greater Gift !!!!

…………..

and just remember, i’m saying this, without having children, or wanting them …..

LOVE them … !!!!!!!!

and ….. DO RIGHT by them people, because they are our FUTURE !!!!!

One.

Big V

Annnd a little something for your ears …..

Yes to them thar rhydem tracks … !!!!!

Relax & Enjoy ….

One.

http://youtu.be/WuoZq8zBYis

annndddd ….. A Final, “Thought for the Day” ……

Thoughts have great power …..
Thoughts are like …..
Seeds you plant in your mind …..

The more you hold onto …..
A Particular Thought …..
The more power you invest in it …..

Positive thoughts …..
Give us Energy & Strength …..

Negative thoughts …..
Rob us of Power …..
and Make us feel …..
Tired & Strained …..

We are by nature …..

” POSITIVE ” …..

” Negativity ” …..
is the result of …..
faulty thinking …..

You can change if YOU WANT TO …..
You can’t control other people …..
situation or circumstances …..
but ….. you can control …..
what is going on inside of YOU …..

It takes time to change …..
and transform …..
those old patterns …..
…. of thinking ….

Be patient with yourself

It starts with a thought…….

….. TODAY ….. !!!

“Patience”

“Patience” ……

Teaches you … Not to push …
but … rather to wait … and …
appreciate the game of life …
knowing that … nothing remains the same …
and … everything will change …

… at some point …

“Anger” …….

“Anger” ……

is the wall of sorrow ….
that one must remove ….
…. to enter ….

The Sphere of HAPPINESS …..

Take what you will from these …… “Thoughts”

Some thoughts for the day folks …..

NOT MINE …. I hasten to add ….. !!!

Watch your thoughts ….. They become your words …..
Watch your words ….. They become your actions …..
Watch your actions ….. They become your habits …..
Watch your habits ….. They become your character …..
Watch your character ….. it becomes your destiny ….. !!!!!

And ofcourse ….. Your Future.