Posted by Virge | Filed under Deliberating
I like the sentiment of this article ….
(Yes …. COPY & PASTE people !!!)
The idea of stress and what it can do to people, is indeed, a subject that warrants close attention. Many of us live our lives, unaware of how deeply the basic stresses of life, impact our well-being.
I have recently lost a couple of younger mans’, neither of which, seemed particularly natural, in terms of their demise.
Suicide is indeed, the ultimate stress indicator, but, that’s an indicator that’s come on too late !!!!!
However, someone passing away in their sleep, at a young age, as peaceful as that hopefully was, can divert attention from the stresses, that, this person may have been going through.
Having left the UK, to primarily avoid the stress that I believe the Olympics may well create for Londoners, being in Barbados, like anywhere else, can create it’s own stresses, as I have been posting over the last few, the idea of building relationships with complete strangers, for one, can create anxiety & issues of a confrontational nature, when patience & composure are not shown.
I am not gonna harp on about it, but, yes, personal relationships with the opposite sex clearly, as per yesterdays’ post, can cause the types of stresses, that may end up leaving you confined. Prison is the obvious place, but, the institutionalisation of people, especially our youth, is a growing problem.
Substance abuse, a lack of good dietary nutrition & basic exercise, are problems, that, appear to have accelerated levels of young obesity. Technological advances have a part to play in the way our youth develop now, both mentally & physically. I am equipped with that which I need, technologically speaking, but, being the big hypocrite I am, I am firstly, still critical of the …….. In some instances, ridiculously high levels of use of techy gizmos by people … !!!!!
Secondly, the stresses they can cause, just because of something as innocuous as, a misinterpreted message, be it sms, or via, a standard e-mail.
The waiting period to receive a reply to something that obviously is more important to you than it’s recipient, the wait for a file to load or transfer, the confusion technology can effectively place in your brain, can indeed, stress out the calmest of individuals.
Unfortunately, as I love to write, as much as I love to use pen & pad, the convenience of a keyboard & the internet, has become a source of self-therapy for me, in some small way.
However, as my grey hairs accelerate their wish to represent my face, my back is a constant cause for concern, however, my back pains are not just a result of the one bad lift I had to make, a couple of years ago, which really has provided long term damage, but, I now know that, emotional stresses trigger issues within my spine, a very bad place to have physical issues that are linked to ones’ emotional state !!!!!
My Osteopath Father, always told me to, “Stand up straight & stretch my spine out, and to, STOP SLOUCHING !!!!”.
….. which was indeed, good advice … !!!!! ….
….. but then, as per a hypocrites want, the things that could of helped me retain my strength into my later years, he neglected & ran from, leaving me with much to carry on my broad shoulders.
The basis of my family issues are there to read on my bio, but, suffice to say, I have heard it enough times, from friends of mine, since my mothers passing, that, “It took incredible strength to do what I did” …..
Maybe so … ???
… but, in dealing with people these days, it occurs to me that, it takes a … “Shitload” … of mental strength, to stay strong these days !!!
The amount of times people let you down, or, don’t do what they promise, can be as stressful as anything I went through, in watching my mother die, a natural part of life’s cycle.
As strange a comment as that may seem, there was a certain inevitability about the scenario of watching Multiple Sclerosis take the person who you love the most in the entire world.
However, when assessing the failings of people who present themselves as reliable & honest, what certainty exists within such relationships, if any ??? You ofcourse, try your best to make, informed, educated, common sense judgements, about people you choose to deal with, but, your take on an individual, according to what you’ve been told, may well represent the complete antithesis of your beliefs about, said individual.
The issues of age have become a REAL stress for many parents & teachers … !!! … although, in both instances, that responsibility which has been undertaken, is not one that avails, an easy escape from accountability !!!
As parents, you brought your children here, when you were having your fun, so, recognise that, you then owe it to them, to ensure that you give, strong & long-term guidance to your offspring !!!
No matter what excuses people pull, they know in their heart of hearts, that this truth is irrefutable !!!!!
Teachers, simply ….. Don’t do the job, if you’re gonna come soft !!!!!
Children are the future, so, recognise that the future needs assured & ideally, stress free generations to ensure a positive one !!!!!
Suffice to say, I am merely expressing on the issue of stress, as today, of all days, my body has confirmed to me, the stresses it is now going through, be mindful of it people, as it really is one of the most deadly, silent killers, that we have to deal with …. !!!!!
So, as stress free as you want your life to be ….. Remember the things that stress you out, but, also remember that others have their stresses too, and that, their stresses may well be, very different to yours !!!
So, please think about your actions, your words …..
….. and your interaction with others, as the future looks, set fair to create, it’s fair share of stresses that we could & should be …. keen to avoid !!!!!
Do right by others as you do by yourself.
Peace, Blessings & Guidance …..
As a born & raised Londoner, i’m intrigued to see how, “Lil’ Englands’ News”, differs from it’s big bro …. well, you know, it is much of a muchness, as the world’s media becomes more singular in what it presents to the world as news, no matter where you are.
Indeed, The Barbados Advocate’s format, is similar to much that comes out of UK broadsheet, press publications. Standardised, political rhetoric, adorning the front page, about the, “GOOD WORDS’, being spoken by political representatives, regarding, youth inspired projects.
Projects, that would seem to be, “Leading Them”, to recognise what can & cannot be done to further develop production … ???
Indeed, this, allied to their personal advancement, regardless of, and I quote, “Minister of Education & Human Resource Development, Robert Jones …..
(Why do they have to have these convoluted titles huh !???!)
……. “Colour, Class or Creed”, one can achieve, once one, applies oneself … !!!!!
Hmmmm, really, SHOCK HORROR, Whoaaaaaaa …. !!!!! …. that’s a f’ing revelation isn’t it … !???!
….. Okay, well, more to the point, if these levels of equal opportunity are readily availed currently, why would you need to mention those things that would seem to create windows of discrimination for the general populous, and employers ???
Young people who contribute to new industry models seem to be very well spoken of, yet, as has been discussed with a new friend of mine last week, the artistic endeavours of young people here, seem to be, well, restricted & limited, even though the PM seems keen to explore the benefits of lauding creative talents, be they young or old.
Well, as I am merely an inside/outside observer, I shall reserve judgement on such proclamations, until I see evidence of their validity & implementation.
However, one fact is irrefutable …..
A childs’ mind is, indeed, a beautiful thing, when allowed to freely grow to be, creative & expressive …..
Anyway, moving on ….
The usual corporate ministers & finance men & women, speaking on Bim’s need to evolve with current world trends, economic & otherwise ….. Oh Oh …. that globalisation may prove to be a killer, don’t sleep on these subtle hints as to where we are likely to be heading people … !!!!!
My feeling is that, as labour markets tighten and more, multi-national companies grab hold of much that is currently being lost by small businesses, wage structures will become less fair, than their already imbalanced proportions, and the, “Regardless of creed, colour”, etcetera … etcetera, rhetoric, of Robert Jones, will be severely tested !!!
Anyway, the story that has caught my attention today, has been the, incredibly funny to me, story of the Jamaican man who apparently, stole some, $335 THOUSAND dollars from his ex-grilfriend, via her credit card !!!!!
Now, that may only be worth like ….. cents or pence anywhere else in the world … !!!!!
Sorry, Jamm-eeeeees, but wunna know your currency ain’t worth a rasshole !!!! LOL !!!!
However, in some sense of seriousness, he has been arrested, charged, bailed & now has been taken back into custody, due to failing to abide by his bail restrictions, hmmm, sounds like typical Jamaican behaviour to me, from some of the ones I know … !!!
Anyhow, let me jump to my mans’ defence, Kanye done explain this, “Gold-Digger Ting”, to everyone, and he make nuff change off it … !!!!!
So, what … ??? ….
….. man can’t make use of the whole digging movement, because, as time moves forward, unna better believe that this here behaviour, is gonna get real serious yeah !!!
When I was here two years ago, I saw Bajan men, literally, bring their shovel out pon beach, looking for the treasures that, many of these ol’ desperate white women have hidden, up in their blubber-ridden bodies …. eeeeuuuuuwwwww …. !!!!!
Sorry ….. ladies of the fairer skinned persuasion, but, once you lose it, it is GOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEE !!!!!!
So, quick shout out to my Black Sisters who know how to keep they ass …. TIGHT … !!!! … well into later life, because that, ladies, is indeed a wonder of your incredibly fruity & long-lasting genetics !!!!!
Anyway, stay with me people, the vibe is one of, “Ying & Yang”.
What goes around, comes back to hound, and, to be fair to my Jamaican friend, “Phil Dillon”, nuff men get tek for nuff dough ya know, and that’s been running for years now … !!!!!!!
…. and, many of dem gyal still living nice … !!! …
…. and are probably, in many instances, the same ones who, as they age, become lonely & desperate for any kind of attention.
So yeah, these are the same duppys, because they always were … !!! … who, give out them credit card to man, because of some, “long doggy”, that must be pon some Viagration or sumting’,
because all this ….
“LOVE” ….. Pussyhole talk …. gone out the window, when titties dem, start sagging, and the rest done fall, deep in the gully !!!!! LMFAO !!!!!
Funnily enough, I was watching an episode of the Big Bang Theory, last night, where, Raj’s pops, having heard about his sudden spending spree on a new squeeze, advised him, after hearing him declare his love for this, DEAF chick, that ….
You’re an IDIOT !!!!!
…. to which his wife could merely, exhibit a dirty look, but, say ……. NOTHING ……. !!!!!!
The actors delivery of the line was so spot on, I had to play it twice …. !!!!!
So, in getting back to this Jamaica sitch …..
I want to know, how, this woman, who, conveniently, hasn’t been named, ‘The Complainant”, want to bring charges against a man she was … Foopin’ Merrily, until she realise, how he was running game pon she … ???
How is it that he must now, either, do jail time, or, pay her ass back, when she done confirm previously, that he had permission to use her credit card or cards !!?!!
I wonder if this woman is black, actually, no I don’t … !!!
… WHICH black woman, other than maybe Oprah, gone make a man take she for over 300K, well, if I know black woman, not one rasshole !!!!!
Thus, the double standards of life continue to grow …..
You know, I even had it this weekend, Graham, yup bro, you were and are …. SO RIGHT …. !!!!!
I was party to the, “Can you call me !???!”, text, that seems to be a regular play by women of today, this one is a youngun, so, I let it slide, but, when you think about, the fact that, in this instance, this young lady has a job, one has to wonder where this Spice Girl & Beyonce, “Independence Fukry”, came from … ??? … and how di ass dem gone talk bout scrub fa true …. !?!, when them can’t last 40/50 years, like men do, who take care of themselves.
I can even confirm how women see it quick too, I had a sexy little Sicilian ting a few years ago, who saw my father in a supermarket one day, when she was with me. I had to draw back she eyes from she head, when she saw that my father, being in his 50′s then, looked as good as he did !!!!!
This is a double standard that needs to stop, I see much in the papers here, that reflect the UK, however, this, “Independent Woman”, PUUUUCCCCCCCCCEEEEEEEEEEEE !!!!!! ….. seems to have been quite short-lived, because it never really rasshole existed ….. except for the VERY ODD & RARE exception !!!!!
If Beyonce is so Rasshole independent, get two test-tube & leff Jay-Z, to his alleged, illuminati dealings Noh !!!!!
Anyway folks, more to come as I get more aware & knowledgeable about the state of Barbados, as the media represents it ……..
Love & Blessings on this very wet day in Bim, which has suitably just stopped …..
Yes Yes peeps …..
Well, Bank Holiday Monday & i’m in contemplative mood, about to go hit the beach & take in some rays & some visual sights that will be pleasing to my eyes, hopefully ……
The whole question of relationships of all types is constantly running through my mind, Rastaman make things so clear & simple, foreigners who are working here are easy to get along with, because they seem to see & feel the same levels of ignorance & compliance that are sadly, evident, in many Bajans’ general attitudes & then of course, the ladies man, the ladies ……
Well, I have been warned about the difficulties, some Bajan girls can present, in terms of the lengthy chase that has to run, to get a good one, and the then, inevitable outpouring of love that suddenly materialises, once you wet them in those places that need wetting !!!!!
A global thing right … ???
Well, maybe not, because, the women here are far from foolish …
Although, I have to digress slightly, last night’s incident did tickle me somewhat, I was cruising along the boardwalk, and decided to stop at one of the seating areas which is shaped & formed in such a way, that, with rocks in front of you only, the sea beckons & will even splash you when the nightime waves pick up a little speed.
Right, so, due to my contemplative state at this point, I had my headphones in & was listening to some Jazzy Hip Hop, figured hey, pull a few sit-ups, but, all of a sudden, I was interrupted by a youngish woman who felt the urge to come see if I was alright, in a somewhat panicked state … !!!!!
Now, having taken my headphones out, to hear the … “Are you alright !!!!!?!!!!”, question, I quickly explained to the young lady, who had a boyfriend sitting a few feet away, that I was fine !!!
I was so surprised that, to be honest, I just went back to what I was doing, without it registering for a few, that, actually, she may have thought I was gonna try some mad, “2 foot jump to my death on the rocks 2 feet in front of me !!!???!!!”
If only the customer care here, was as good !!!!!
As I left, I sarcastically said to her, whilst her boyfriend laughed, “Thank you for your concern !!!!!’, she may not have been Bajan, but, it just goes to show how disconnected we sometimes seem to be, these days, from basic realities.
Everyman is not in need of company to be happy & definitely not female company, more time, these days.
Thus, back to my train which, although, women motivated, in a lot of ways, is also a general assessment of the difficulties of building relationships & relating to people here, when they think you’re at deaths’ door, they want to help, but, when you’re cruising around cool as, there is a vibe presented which can come across as …..
“Oh well, he isn’t one of we, so F… him !!!”
What the fuk is that people ….. Seriously ….. !!!?!!!
In this instance, I truly recognise the use & meaning of the word, “understanding”, here.
As I am far from, “Overstanding”, this part of the psyche of & mindset of people who are so willingly accepting of spoon fed fukry, but then, pass that parcel, as if, even the slightest bit of self-accountability or reflection, would be like some kind of Werewolf bite !!!
Talking of which, due to my dulcet tones, I was approached by a young lady on Saturday, at Iron Mic, who simply came over & said, “I love your voice !!!”, so what does one say to that, should I speak so you can play wid your pussy … !!!?!!!
I mean, I don’t know, am I being crass to say that … ??? … because my voice is my voice, it’s not like I specifically moulded it to receive such comments. Later on, a young man then turned to me and said, “I like your voice, you should be a Lycan !!!!!”.
I mean, “A LYCAN !!!!!”
Well, maybe if Kate Beckinsale was happy to suck pon my Lycan dicky, yeah … !!!!!
…. but, really, how about, “Dude, I rate your speech or work”, as in the case of the lovely Kay, who also felt that my voice should be presenting, or involved with movies etc …..
Anyway, suffice to say, I do find these interactions actually, quite amusing, and see that regarding my, “complicated”, Facebook relationship status, my wish to retain my single status, has been a wise one, however, as the saying goes, no man really is an island, nor, should they wish to be, but, smart as the Bajee gyal, think them smart, their movements betray a lack of self-esteem, and more importantly, like many of the modern generation, a lack of anything to say, unless, it’s behind a keyboard.
The idea of simple, face to face relating, is clearly, quite a scary prospect for some, unless in a group, “liming”, as is their want here, basically partying & socialising pon’ road.
Well, neither am I a lime tree, nor am I, one of it’s fruits, the right vibes will get me going, but, them vibes better be right … !!! … and not some foolishness that deserves nothing more than to be, by-passed for the Finer Things in life, a la …. “Kan Kick” ……
Good Weed, Good Women, Good Food & Good Music ……
My search for more of those things,
Peace & Blessings y’all ……
Okay, so, here we go folks, more of those convo’s, that, juxtapose mentalities of Bajans, to those of colonialist teachings, or, what represents the lashings of mentalities, until they retain no sense of what or who people are …. were, and more importantly, where we came from.
I’m talking about the very ideals that remain omnipresent in the minds and actions of many people across the globe, in actuality.
However, as I was in the offices of, “The Nation”, newspaper earlier today …..
Yes, we are talking about Bajans here … !!!!!
Inter island pettiness, which as Jay-Z has stated, keeps, “Petty minds Petty !!!”, well, much like him, mine’s about, “Longevity !!!”, however, that longevity is one that rejects the, Western Ways of the past, and looks for a more uplifted & unified state of mental being, amongst not black people, but, the people of, “THE WORLD”.
When I hear one of the most attractive black women I have spoken to in recent times, tell me that, having studied & been a law clerk in Canada, she’s now happy to go home after her days work, writing & editing stories about health, to watch the British Soap, “Coronation Street”, here in Bim, my heart definitely skips a beat !!!!!
Each to their own I guess, but, as her story suggests, when the very people you return to, treat you like the dirt off their, hole-filled shoes, one can understand her wish to just dive in a soap instead of trying to connect further with such petty minded & I believe, she said, spiteful, or, something along those lines, people !!!
I have spoken about this from my return here two years ago, up to my more recent return.
You know what, if unno want to gwaarrnn so, unna carry on … !!!!! …
….. because ….
… the same people you there, licking ass to be around, are LAUGHING AT, you stupid Mo’ Fo’s !!!
Yup, they surely are … !!!!!
So, try and recognise that, those of us who are trying to establish a base for ourselves here, having been lured away from home, for some fantasy, yellow brick road type, FRAUD … !!!!!
….. are doing so because we are sick of being looked upon as second class, if not, lower-classed citizens, when we have gone through the education mill, yes, have gone through the employment ring, and yes, have slaved & sold much of our very being to get a chance to be where we are today !!!!!
“We”, well, I hope there are a few who recognise that, we are NOT BETTER than all you … !!!!!
We’ve just earned a bit more for our efforts.
The rewards avail nothing more than a few trinkets that in the grand scheme of things, mean very little !!!!!
So, do us all a favour & take your rasshole head, out u mudda skunt, and show some sense of pride in us, but, more importantly, yourselves, and that which binds us all together, our heritage, for crying out loud !!!!!!!!
I have been suitably disturbed by stories of rejection of women from other parts of the Caribbean, due to fear of Obeah & Voodoo, I mean, what the fuk is that … !?!?!?!
Seriously people, unno gun’ treat black queens so ???
Well, so much for all dis Black Queen talk den eh ???
Mentalities of this kind are perpetuating division & colonialism, yeah, get used to seeing that word, because until I see some sense of basic common sense & love being shown to outsiders, of the same skin derivation, i’m gonna keep reminding you of the shackles, that, far too many Bajans, seem to feel, PROUD to have chosen, as their new bling !!!!
Idiots …… !!!!!!!
The type of bling that STINGS !!!!!
Us & You … ya fools !!!
The idea that, Bajan secondary school children, are basically, illiterate, ill-informed & generally apathetic about anything & everything that pertains to an ethic of working for something or having some kind of faith, is, to put it bluntly, SERIOUSLY …. Disturbing !!!!!
As was confirmed to me today, this is a global thing, that, children born in England, are suffering from, and in many cases, are guilty of accepting, when they have all the resources & accessibility to information, to know better. Very few do, or can be bothered, so, we, like the little stupid followers we have become, are going to blindly follow suit, then wonder why our young people are willing to shoot at police or whoever they want !???!
As Damien, a young reporter at the Nation, expressed to me today, children have parents for a reason, for them to essentially, be their guide right … ? … Not for them to immediately assess that when, “THEIR OFFSPRING”, are around others, they immediately become the responsibility of these third parties, be they family or not.
This conveniently leads me to my last point in this rant for now, what is this thing about no cussing on stage, we live in the dark ages here or wha …. ???
Hip Hop, the biggest selling art form in the world … !!!
Have I heard one bit of it here in Bim …. ???
Hell No … !!! …
Well, not outside of my ride or place of residence …. Nooooo.
Now I see why …., unno frightened of two bad words pon stage or TV, but pon’ road, Cunt, Fuck, Pussy, Rasshole & Bulla, are all words that are heard, to varying degrees, all over the island …. ?????
Doesn’t quite add up now does it … ? …
So, here’s the thing, Rihanna can run bout wid man dat bust she ass & then run bout wid next to nothing on most of the time, but, that’s okay for our young women to follow, or, our young men to lust after, but, bad word in public …… Ohhhhh nooooooooo …..
Now you see, Colonialism again ….. !!!
I cannot tell you how many badman Hip Hop groups i’ve seen in London alone, who, whilst generating income for the country, as well as themselves, are able to do their thing freely !!!!!
So why would the lil’ brother of Big Bro England, have such, antiquated, Draconian styled laws huh … ???
Ask yourselves that, because we are supposed to do what Big Bro says, even when ….
He is di biggest rasshole hypocrite you could find !!!!?!!!!
It is what it is I guess, but, bwooooooyyyyyyy, do certain parts of the English/Irish legislation, Bajans live under, need to be revoked !!!,
REALLY …. they do …. !!!!!
What are the government scared of eh ???
The fact that many of the better Hip Hop acts might do a better job of educating the people, than their beloved textbook of conformity …… Dictates ……. ????
Well, i’m gonna leave you with this to think on, who are these people in suits, to ….
DICTATE …. to YOU or I, what we should say, when doing so, artistically huh …. ???
Who are they …… ?????
Is that really how unno are happy to live, under a very subtle, but nonetheless, effective ……
You think about it & decide ……
Revolution, me nah advocate that …… but ……
A little …. Civil Disobedience …. never hurt nobody, other than those that due fi tek some rasshole ….. !!!!!
Think about it ……….
Meantime, i’m gonna recommend a quick Flik for y’all …..
If you haven’t seen it, try to see ……
“The Great Debaters”
Peace out y’all & remember, I shall be at IRON MIC 2moz, over at …. “THUMP MONKEY”
Posted by Virge | Filed under Deliberating
I had a look at a couple of articles by young Bajan writer, Denyce Blackman, one of which got my mind thinking ….
Here is the link, check out her work, most provocative & interesting ….
Now, as a young black woman, the perspective she expresses, is one that needs to, in my view, be heard more.
By this, i’m meaning that black women NEED TO BE the ones to speak on this matter publicly, especially, black women who are those within the media and fashion industries.
It still seems to be a taboo subject, the whole, “Skin Lightening”, usage …..
I mean, really !?!?!?!?!?!
As a darker skinned brother, it has always been evident, in England, the speed with which my fairer skinned brothers gained the attention of the, apparently, “Hotter CHickeroos …”, or, as they are now known, “Chickenheads”…… Yeah, y’all know …. !!!!!!
The girls with, as Common says …..
“Weak Minds, but, they Butts Strong”.
Such mentalities are surely, inter-linked right ???
Hmmm, well, it took a few darkish skinned brothers to get on a few TV screens for that to change, but, how much, is highly questionable …. ???
As Ms. Blackman’s article is just over a year old now, one has to wonder, how, so many years after the whole, “Field House nigger”, colour distinctions, and separations of the past, these attitudes remain, them now being, evolved & re-modelled, but, just as harmful !???!
Why would anyone, in their right mind, invite, self-poisoning, and what is essentially, a fast track to the morgue !?!
Seriously …. WHY …. ?????
It has affected my subconscious, and I cannot lie about my liking for white girls over the years & brownings, in terms of the black women I have found attractive, but, being back in Barbados has already shown me the abundance of beauty in both, dark & fairer skinned women, however, the psyche evident in many of the black women I have met, both here & there, when it comes to connecting to dark-skinned brothers, almost affirms a sense of, dare I say, self-loathing, which acts like 2 North Pole magnets trying to connect, yet, constantly repelling each other, why ….. ?????
Well, in the case of us black folks, it is a thing beyond definition, it is one of those implausible, yet, VERY REAL things, that, essentially, creates a negative energy, that is upsetting to be party to.
This is one of those things where peoples’ mentalities have been channeled & programmed so deeply, that the baddest Trojan Horse would have a problems brukking it !!!!!
We all have to make an effort to just take a moment when assessing what we find to be beautiful ………………….
Having found myself barely hitting the beach yet, the varieties have yet to truly avail themselves to my eyes, but, one thing I will say is that, regardless of skin tone, there are some beached whales waddling around, so, ladies, your issues extend beyond the colour of your skin, get it clear, fit body equates to sound mind, more often than not !!!
Some of the physically, hot looking, dark skinned brothers & sisters, now draw the attention of a great many people … !!! …
….. even if they’re discreet about it, take pride in your appearance & see what that does for the sad, but, always evident, issues of dark vs light.
The beauty that people seem to be missing, is when looking at our very planetary ecology, the beauty of light & dark intertwines & combines to create beauty, be it day or night ….. or those times in between, twilight & sunrise …..
The sooner we find these levels of elevated living & mental being, the quicker companies who sell these demonic products, will be driven into administration, and, we as people, can positively move on into a realm, where our visions of beauty, go far beyond these superficial ideals that currently provide obstacles, rather than bridges, to enlightenment of our psyche.
” That ” ……
which supersedes what the eye sees ……
Posted by Virge | Filed under Musings
So peeps, as I continue to adjust myself to life & the people of Bim, having been somewhat critical of certain Bajan people’s attitudes, as with everywhere in the world, for the ignorant masses, the scales are balanced by the minority of people who, in this case, are beginning to re-assess their initial reaction to strangers & then start to show how lovely they can be !!!!!
My local Chefette girls can really make you feel like, “Wha di ass am I dealing wid unno for … !???!”, however, as with quite a few Bajan women, once you forward yoself & put some lyrics in der skunt, dem start fi warm up likkle more !!!
Women huh … !?! … All ova di world, men have to get on bad, for dem to smile, engage & talk with you ???
What kind of stupidness have we come to for this to be the case … !?! …
Ah well, it is what it is …..
I was quickly told by a certain Roxanne, “You in here everyday, you need a young gal to cook for you !!!”.
Now, this was the same woman, who, upon first seeing me, pushed up her face as if my attempting to talk to her, was the worst thing that could of happened to her !!!!!
Now, she running talk pon me, like she know my whole life story … !!!
I’m guessing that being with a certain half of the Twinz Men singing duo, has earned me a few stripes as he is one of the most, ebullient, smooth talking, bad mout man, I have ever met !!!
I am for sure, The Biggest Hypocrite You know, but, this man is something else … Trust Me … !!!!!
However, for all his, what as I would term as, “Different Ways”, I believe him to be a man of integrity, up to the point where … as he would accentuate …. Pusscccceeeeeeeyyyy !!! is concerned.
Essentially, a man who has shown me love, from meeting me on my return here for the first time, after some 20 years, two years ago.
Now, the best part of last nights mini adventures with him, was meeting, who I would deem to be, The Original Twinz Man, being, his brother, who, most Bajans know as being, one of, if not, the best singer/performers on the island.
It was by coinsequence that he happened upon his brother, as he was coming over to check me.
Upon meeting this highly schooled, and incredibly, knowledgeable man, it became apparent to me that his, “High Order”, status, is no joke !!!
He elaborated on much that was spiritual, historical & logical, regarding Bajans, their behaviour & the world at large.
These are the Bajans I feel blessed to meet, as my meeting them only fuels my thirst for knowledge and my thirst to write & be creative.
As networking goes, the Twinz Men are definitely, two artistic entities that, The Creator, has brought together for a purpose, what that is, well, we’ll have to let time decide !?!?!
Anyway, having watched one Twin literally, dissect one of the Chefette girls dietary habits, whilst explaining to her, in no uncertain terms, that, all the fatty, fried food she eats, has she looking pregnant, it just reminded me of myself in England certain time.
He continued to then explain that if she was eating properly, she wouldn’t look so, “Fuk up !!!!!”.
I mean, only in the West Indies would I expect a man to be able to get away with that & still retain a womans’ attention !!!
These are the things I love about being Bajan, because, in essence, in my own way, I have been running these kinds of attitudes in the UK for years, to which the ol’ pussyhole boys I grew up with, would be on some, “V, you can’t talk to women like that !!!”, which is probably why most of them are now in failed relationships, or worse still, are in relationships that they have no say in, “The Rise of The Manbitch !!!”, which I have written about in the past, is a major factor in much that surrounds modern relationships, that have become so fragmented, angst-filled & in many cases, broken.
The beauty about places like Barbados is the frankness that is shown by both men & women, once they’ve got past the whole judgemental stereotyping, which to me, is a huge part of England’s colonial influence, not a good thing people, NOT A GOOD THING …. AT ALL …. !!!!!
So, having left Chefette, after advising my new friend, Roxanne, to, “Mind she business & to stop talk foolishness bout what I need”, all in good spirits … !!! … we left to see a group of young people dancing in a car park by the beach, at around 10pm.
This was Twinz thing ….
As he cajoled me over to this troupe of young dancers, it was evident that they were practising a full routine from the stereo in a car that had it’s front door open.
I then enquired as to what their purpose was for their dancing, competitions etc, to which I was basically told, “Nah, nothing really, we just like to do it …”.
A beautiful thing indeed, dancing for the love in a beach car park, two young ladies & if I remember rightly, maybe, six young men, who then proceeded, upon my request, to give Twinz & I, a full routine which encompassed six – ten different rhydems !!!!!
Having stood, enjoying & assessing the talent on show, Twinz immediately got busy, speaking with whom I viewed as being the main choreographer & group leader, exchanging details & then suggesting that there may well be opportunities for them to work together !!!!!
As simple as that.
New contacts made & talent found, if only the ol’ foolish X Crapper people would stop wid dare fukry, we might get to see these young talents more often, when their fresh, instead of after years of struggle, when the people vote with their ears & voices, to ensure that the moguls have no choice, but to employ such talent !!!
Well, those of us who are trying ….. know how it go, the dutty people dem, handpick those, they can manipulate, especially in terms of their art & creativity.
I must also say that, I was truly shocked when I was told the ages of this troupe, from 20-30 years of age …. yet, I would of said, from initial appearances, they were all in their early twenties, at worst. More evidence I guess, of how, when you’re prepared to make an effort here, the beauty of Barbados is exhibited in the people … !!! … barring the lo’ foolish apathetic individuals, those who are pro-active, retain a youthful appearance, that is ……
Sooooooooo, NOT ENGLISH, without having to have surgery of any cosmetic kind !!!
Indeed a beautiful thing ….. much like, finally, some of the people of this incredibly beautiful island !!!!!
I’m outtie …..
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Yes Yes ppl ….
Well, movements are afoot, managed to get my ass over to UWI, the University of West Indies campus on Cave Hill, a very impressive site, only to find that the Literature event I was looking for, was at Queens Park !!!
Indeed … these are the initial runnings of a man trying to find his feet in his parents homeland !!!
It’s all fun & games, and finally, i’m glad to say that I met some Bajans who were more than helpful … !!! … So, big thank you to Rene & the young lady with him, who were more than helpful, in getting me to where I was trying to be !!!!!
Great looking cricket ground up there at UWI, will definitely get my ass back up there to check the standards & talent that the Uni is producing. Talking of which, quick diversion, gwaaaarrrrnnn da Windies, showing a little resistance over there in St. Johns Wood, London !!! A bit of rearguard strength creates pressure, and although 191 to chase down should not prove to be a problem for England, the important thing is that, the Windies have shown Strauss’s men that they have the ability, when applying themselves, to create opportunities to, “turn the screw”, as it were, on their opposition.
Having visited Spartan cricket ground last night to catch ex-Windies international, Suleiman Benn, bowling his tweakers on a heavily, crack filled, hard surface, it was evident that the gold ol’ Caribbean pastime of spectator appraisal and more often than not, criticism, is still in full effect, to the point where, I ofcourse, became the subject of some ridicule & dismissive remarks, mostly, in good spirit, however, it is evident to me that, the standards are far from where they should be.
The same ol’ same ol’ right, those being paid were out stretching after the game, whilst the oppo, who are not paid for their passion, were seemingly, less inclined to be bothered by their lacklustre performance.
It is, I guess, a caribbean thing, the laid back vibe, even on the field of play, but as I saw the name Walcott on the pavilion, it reminded me of my days reading about the history of West Indies Cricket as a boy in London, and then finding a sense of pride when seeing the unit that was, Clive Lloyd’s team, smash England all over the UK in 1984 !!!
Anyway, before studying the cricket, I managed to catch the Cuba in Barbados talk, which was part of this literature weekend in Queens park, where I met a certain Ms. B, who was there covering the talk for the local media.
Once we got talking, it became evident to me that, she was a studious & thoughtful young lady, who, although working in the media, seemed very switched on to the undercurrent that mirrors much that the talk was reflecting upon, the revolution in Cuba & the role of the people, as in scribes, singers & artists, that is currently running in Barbados, as it is, in all likelihood, globally.
Once i’d explained to her my penchant for words & performance, she was quick to recommend the, “Iron Mic Event”, at …. “Thump Monkey”, over in Fitts Village, St. James.
As she had to leave, I then hung around to watch some performances which were, very pleasing to my ears, one being a song that basically stated that, The statue of Lord Nelson that remains erected here in Bim, should be pulled down & replaced by a Bajan of significance, thus, the networking began.
I was then approached by the, “Rhy Minister”, a young man by the name of Keoma, who had spoken to Ms B, and she had suggested that he spoke with me, this conversation led to his inviting me to come up to the event & perform later on, as he was one of the event organisers.
So, yup, I ended up getting my ass over to this event to perform !!!
Impromptu, but, I guess, these are the best ones & a suitable test of my readiness to perform at the drop of a hat !!!
Well, firstly, let me BIG UP …. !!!!!
Adrian Green & DJ Simmons, who were, simply, awesome, relevant, poignant & at times, explosive in their expression of much that surrounds us all in Barbados & the world today !!!!!
I was pleasantly surprised to see & hear the kind of material that is so readily shunned in London, being forcefully & unreservedly expressed, to an audience of sisters & brothers, who were, attentive & clearly uplifted by that which is deemed, as Adrian would say, as being too angry & unnecessary, by the duppies dem !!!!
A very serious start to a show, that, essentially, kept on coming …. !!! …. for the 3 hours or so, that it ran, including the live jam session at the end, where, Keoma, the Iron Mic Band & his Iron Mic compadres, rocked to the sound of uptempo rhythm’s, more reminiscent of what I know to be, the sounds of the Caribbean !!!
An excellent night, I must also mention Graham & Ayesha, Ayesha being a young lady from Virginia, who is, I believe, living here now, who was the featured artist.
She gave a number of very provocative & thought provoking pieces. Graham though, being the lone star white bwoy, as it were, smashed it up with a great piece of poetry about women.
Yeah, the beautiful nubian women of Barbados who have false hair, lashes, nails & all the pussycat rest !?!
It started of nice & ended nice, but, had a lot of spice in the middle !!!
Suffice to say, a very cool day & with the people I met, I would say that, for sure …..
In terms of my artistic movements here …… this was a day where …..
The Networking has begun ….
Hold tight people ….. and don’t forget …..
Iron Mic … every Saturday @ Thump Monkey !!!!
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So, as I settle into Bajan living, familiarising myself with the local media is clearly a necessary & important thing for me to do !
Well, having looked into some news stories in the Barbados Advocate today, the news is far from good reading, impoverished workers, government hypocrisy, and of course, the inevitable debate about the poor state of West Indies cricket …… Hmmmmm …..
Well, that’s as big a tale of woe as is likely to be found right about now … !!!!!
However, positively for me, well, at least in seeing it, it would seem as though the Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart …. I mean …. “Freundel !?!”, (why does that name sound German dictator-like !!!), is of the opinion that literary contributors to Bajan society should be encouraged & dare I say, celebrated, for their efforts to be a window to the world, for those who choose to take time to read what we write, a sadly, diminishing number, in my view.
Now, as much as I say this is good, I am actually smirking as I write this, as effecting change in this day & age, as a writer, does seem laughable, as so few truthful writers are left, and more importantly, are free, having written words that express a viewpoint that defends the poor, whilst criticising individuals, such as Prime Ministers & the current brigade of greed-driven, money hungry, false leaders, who seem to now dominate the political ring.
Barbados is holding it’s inaugural, wait for it ……
BIM Literary Festival & Book Fair …. at …..
The Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination at The University of West Indies Cave Hill Campus ….. (Phew) …..
Hmmm, well, as a dual national now, i’m pretty sure that should qualify my writings as being valid for such events & organisations …..
Well, if my initial presentations to the locals are anything to go by, “Little England”, as this island is known as being, is indicating anything but, a welcome to wordplay that is, apparently, as my English buddy suggested, “Confrontational”.
Well, when you receive the kind of treatment that makes you wonder if people are even getting paid for what they do, one has to get vocal about, what on the surface, appears to be an apathetic attitude from workers in the service industry, on an island that relies, predominantly, on tourism, a service based industry !!!
As hotels struggle & in some cases, are now being sold off, wages equating to £15 which equates to roughly, 50 Bajan dollars per day, betrays a different story.
If you were working anywhere in London, in a restaurant or hotel, for what roughly equates to £16 per day, as a patron, you might find spit in your food & attitude for anything you asked for !!!!!
Meanwhile, I keep seeing huge trucks & pick ups being pushed by black as well as white folks, so, one has to believe that the PM’s talk is a lot of hot breeze, as words from the likes of Kamau Brathwaite, one of the apparently celebrated writers from this isle, have not been acted upon by those in power over the 50 years or so he has been putting pen to paper ???
Or is Kamau not REALLY, challenging the status quo …. Hmmmm …. ???
I’m merely asking, as I did not know of him until today, yes, shame on me … !!! …
…. but, believe in this, now i’m here, individuals of his ilk need to hear about me, and their reaction to my words, will, as ever, provide the evidence I need, that will either confirm or refute, the words of the current PM, indicating a need for acknowledgement of the words presented to the people of not only, Barbados, but, the world, from those of us who are observers, scribes, and, as I would define myself, Social Documentarians.
Now, my journey really begins …….
Peace & Love Y’all
Yes Yes ppl, well, chilling here in Bim as is my want now, had a cool chat with a friend of mine in London today, which has only confirmed to me that bwoooooyyyyyyy, leaving that place was the CORRECT thing to do !!!!!
However, it is still quite saddening to hear & see, so much evidence of subservience in people !!!
F’ing incredible in fact …. !!!!!
“One must make things palatable for people” ……
Wait, so, the same fassyholes who are NO LONGER living their lives, in service to a system, that makes lives anything but palatable, bearable maybe … ??? … seem to be the ones, promoting such mentalities, clearly because they are now the lucky ones, but, the rest dun know it’s a struggle, if you’re not one of the, “Lucky Ones”, right !!!
There is much evidence here, of denial, in many people, from the hustlers to those who would claim to have seen it & done it.
Hmmmmmm ….. the individuals who know what it is to go through suffering, discrimination and judgement from those who have no right to judge, yet, continue to do, as if they are some kind of Roman Catholic minister ….. !!!!!
Ooooops, bad example, but, you know what I mean …. LoL !!! …. seem to be the ones most frightened to jeopardise, what it is that they feel they’ve earned …..
Jokers ….. !!!!!
This is a time of much confusion, cars everywhere, even here in a small island like Barbados, but, ask a mother fucker to drop you somewhere, you’d be lucky if they’d pay for half di rasshole petrol they’re using in THEIR car !!?!!
I guess i’m gonna be one of these people who’ll never quite get the level of hypocrisy & vanity that people live by, especially being, as I am continually telling people, “The Biggest Hypocrite You Know !!!!!”
Much like the, “White Mans Burden”, it would seem to be a cross i’m gonna have to bear.
I always wonder whether i’ll see a genuine change in human nature in my lifetime, well, these days, it’s clear to me, that, such an ideal is pretty much, a pipe dream.
Those of us who stand for something are so few & far between, that, you sometimes have to wonder whether you are some kind of alien being, placed inside a human body, a bit like Robin Williams’ Mork character from the ol’ skool, “Mork & Mindy”, TV show.
An alien entity merely wishing to get to grips with human beings & their nature, well, at least with Mork, he had the benefit of fitting into certain echelons of society, shall we say.
I think of the great Peter Tosh, more & more these days, and wonder what he would of made of life today … ???
How would he be expressing himself now … ??? …
…. in a more, “Palatable”, manner, to get his day as a featured artist on X Crapper, or, with his gun shaped guitar, firing lyrical & musical bullets that US & UK soldiers, would have to run for cover from ???
Well, it’s probably just as well that he was murdered, or as I would now suggest, “assassinated”, by the jealous, sell-out mentality , bought & paid for killers.
Truth, for each of us, has it’s differences right, but, the core of everyone’s truth has it’s essence reside in foundations that, touch & relate to us all.
Now, as I sit here listening to the Valentine Brothers version of, “Money’s To Tight To Mention”, how poignant is that … !?! …
Almost everyone’s chasing that dollar bwoy …. !!!! …. even the, unbelievably named, High Whites of Barbados, as if they haven’t had, and still own, all that avails the trinkets & luxuries of a comfortable existence here.
Well, if you go to my Facebook page, where, again, due to delays that I wasn’t made aware of, until the man in question realised it, my name has to be Virgil Bee, rather than Big Virge, you’ll find evidence of my reconnection with the type of humble living, that makes a man in my position, feel so humbled, that it turned to angst, when, having just had my first ever, Natural Spring Water, bath/shower. I started to think about the incredible levels of stress I have gone through in my years of living in England, to know fuck all about what really matters.
The Bingi Rasta man who live up in the hills are indeed, natural herbalists, living off the land, in the most amazingly simple way, every kind of herb that heals, soothes & nourishes, is available to them within a small plot of land !!!!!
As for the spring water which is produced & cleansed by it’s limestone origins, it’s truly, something to behold !!!!!
CLEAN, well, I don’t think i’ve ever drank or bathed in anything cleaner !!!!
The sensation your skin feels upon the water caressing it, is not something I would dare attempt to express in words, but, suffice to say, “amazing”, is about the only superlative I can think of to describe it, simply & effectively.
As my newfound tortoise flatmate tries to get up in my living room, it’s time for me to sign off for now …..
People, listen up though, times are getting tougher & tougher and I implore that you stand firm for what you believe in !!!
“Resistance is Futile”, is some Borg, Star Trek bullchit, because if you check it, it was the robot, “Data”, who was the one who recognised the fukry, compliance can breed.
I do not encourage revolution, but, a little, “Civil Disobedience”, from time to time, reminds you that we are free to be who WE WANT TO BE …..
Don’t ever forget that, or, forget, WHO YOU ARE … !!!
On that note, now i’m hearing, “Easy Money”, by Dee Dee Sharp Gamble, well, before I go, let me just affirm, robbing & stealing ain’t the way forward !!!!!
No ….. It isn’t … !!! …
I say this without any reservation, especially when, as was proven to me this week, on my B’day …… This planet has all that we need, it’s just that we have to take time to explore, and, see that which is made to seem like a pipe dream, when it is a REALITY !!!
There are people who are able to live their life without allowing themselves to be bought, because that which they live off, has no price, apart from hard work & recognition of what’s important, a knowledge of that which surrounds, a knowledge that avails, food, water, shelter & essentially a connection to the almighty creator through the gifts of this land, which, so many of us choose to ignore.
Wakey Wakey people ….
Leave the False Prophecies & Fukry to the false leaders ….
Find yourself & live by what YOU KNOW to be TRUE WITHIN YOU …..
Peace, Blessings, Guidance & Unity.
So, since BO’s recent declaration … where are YOU at … huh ???
THESE DAYS …. IT SEEMS … ?
WEAPONS ARE SEEN …..
NOT JUST …. ON SCREENS ….
BUT … NOW ON … STREETS !!!
MURDERS HERE ….. !!!
MURDERS THERE ….. !!!
THESE DAYS … IT’S CLEAR …
THEY FILL … ” NIGHTMARES ” … !!!
“NIGHTMARISH DREAMS !!!”
FOR THOSE NOW LEFT …
WITH ….. ” MEMORIES ” …
OF … FRIENDS NOW DEAD …
OR … A … RELATIVE …
FOR WHICH THERE’S NO FIX …!!!
WHILE THE MEDIA …. SINGS ….
THE SAME OL’ … THING … !!!!!
“We need more police
with ….. weaponry …..
to stem the tide …..
of …. VIOLENT CRIME !!!!!”
WHILE GOVERNMENTS … FEED …
“DIFFERENT” ….. STORIES ….. !!!?!!!
“Violent crime is … DOWN …
across … our towns … !!! … ”
MAYBE WHERE ……. ?
THEY ARE …… !!!!!
WITH THEIR …..
SIX CAR GARAGE ….. !!!!!!
AND … ENTOURAGE …
OF … “SECURITY GUARDS … !!!”
NO HOODIES ROUND THEM …..
OR … “TERRORIST THREATS” … !!?!!
YET OUR YOUTH …
ARE … INVESTING …
IN POSSESSING …
MORE … WEAPONS … !?! …
A NEW-AGE … TREND …
THAT … NEEDS TO … LESSEN … !!!!!
AS TIME …. TRANSCENDS ….
THERE ARE MANY WHO … THREATEN …
TO USE …. A WEAPON ….
FROM … VIOLENT YOUTH …
TO THESE … “TERRORIST CREWS” … !
IS THAT …. TRUE …. !?!
WHO’S FOOLIN’ WHO …. ???
THE US’s … NEW WEAPON …
ISN’T SEEN … AS A THREAT …
NOT JUST …. YET ….
COULD IT BE THAT OBAMA ….
IS WORSE THAN …. OSAMA …. !?!
QUESTIONS LIKE …. THAT ….
MAY GET ME …. ATTACKED …. !?!?!
BY BOTH …. WHITE AND BLACK ….
BEFORE YOU FIRE …..
A PRESIDENT IS …. “HIRED” ….
AND …. “RARELY EVER” …. “FIRED” …. !!?!!
AND MOST OF THEM … ARE JUST FIGUREHEADS …
WHO TEND TO BE … ” BIG LIARS !!!!!” …
“But …. Barack’s BLACK !!!!”
IS WHAT’S BEING SAID ….
BY HIS …. SUPPORTERS …. YES …. !!!
BOTH …. WHITE … AND … BLACK ….
WHICH WAY WILL THEY SWAY …
IF THINGS … “DON’T CHANGE” … ???
I BET BLACKS START SAYING …..
“Well, he is MIXED RACE ….. !!!!!!!”
WHILE THE … “LIBERAL WHITES” …
WILL PROBABLY BE … PLAYING …
THE … “CLASSIC” … OLD LINES …
“He’s messed things up …..
he ain’t ….. one of us ….. !!!!!”
BLACKS WILL CUSS … !!!
AND RUN THEIR GUMS … !!!
“Why you saying this stuff … !?!”
BECAUSE ….. IN MY VIEW …..
IT’S THE GOD-DAMNED ….. TRUTH ….. !!!!!!
BECAUSE THIS BROTHER’S …
GOT … COLOUR …
THAT MAKES HIM … ” COOL ” … !???!
THAT’S A WEAPON THEY’VE USED ….
TO KEEP YOU …. “FOOLED” ….
SO DON’T …
GET IT … “CONFUSED” … !!!
DON’T IT SEEM … A BIT STRANGE … ???
THAT … AFTER … ” UNCLE GEORGE ” …
WHO CLEARLY … WAGED WAR …
ON … ” IMMIGRANT HOARDS ” …
THAT A MAN CALLED …. OSAMA …..
“Excuse me ….. OBAMA’S …. !!!!!”
GONNA …. SAVE THE DAY …..
CLEARLY NOT … FOR THE FOLKS …
DOWN WITH ……. ” B.O. ” ….. !!!!!!
WAIT A MINUTE MAN …..
Whooooaaaaaaaaaaa ….. !!!!!!!!
I CAN SMELL SOMETHING ………..
…….. ” FUNNY !!! ” ……….
AND I KNOW …..
IT AIN’T ….. ME ….. !!!!!!!!!!!!
” B.O.” …… SHOULDN’T BE ……
IN THE … “WHITE HOUSE” … SEAT … !!!
BUT I GUESS THAT WAS ….. LEFT …..
BY OL’ …. “GEORGIE B” …. !!!!! ….
WHO’S BEEN IN THE NEWS …..
FOR … AVOIDING … SHOES … !!!!!?!!!!!
WHAT KIND OF WEAPON ….. !!!???!!!
ARE THEY ….. TO USE ….. ????!????
I KNOW IRAQI DUDES …..
GOTTA HAVE MORE ….. VENOM ….. !!!!!!
IT’S ALWAYS THE WAY ….. !!!!!
HOW YOU BRINGING A KNIFE … ?
TO A … F’ing … GUNFIGHT … !?!?!
SON … YOU SHOULDN’T PLAY GAMES …
WHEN IT COMES TO … YOUR LIFE … !!!!!
THAT’S WHY MY WEAPON …
IS USED TO … “STRENGTHEN” … !!!!!
“NOT” ….. LEAVE ME WEAK … !!!!!
LIKE THOSE ….. WHO BLEEEEEED … !!!!!
MY WEAPON’S … MY MIND …
AND … WELL THOUGHT OUT RHYMES …
THAT REQUIRE … NO SWORDS …
OR ….. PHYSICAL WARS ……..
OFCOURSE I … RECOGNISE …
THAT … WORDS CAN’T STOP …
WEAPONRY … THAT’S STRONG … !!!
BUT I’D RATHER … DIE … !!!
THAN START … TAKING LIVES …
BECAUSE … I COULDN’T FIND …
A … “BETTER WAY” … TO END …
… ” PETTY ARGUMENTS ” …
THAN USING …. A WEAPON ….
TO PROVE …. MY STRENGTH ….
WHEN …. ALL IT’S GONNA DO ….
IS LEAD TO … SOMEONE’S DEATH …. !?!
DO THE GOVERNMENT LIE ….. ???
ABOUT … GUN & KNIFE CRIME … ???
I’LL LET YOU DECIDE …..
” REMEMBER ” ……… !!!!!
….. THESE LINES ….. !!!!!!!
THINGS ON ….. ” PRIMETIME ” …..
ARE WHAT ….. “THEY CHOOSE” ….. !!!
AND AREN’T ….. ALWAYS TRUE ….. !!!
THINK ABOUT YOUR LIFE …..
AND WHERE ….. YOU RESIDE …..
DOES …. YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD …..
GET THE COVERAGE …. IT SHOULD …. ???
DOES THE NEWS REFLECT … ?
OR … SIMPLY … “NEGLECT” …
THE THINGS …
YOU WANNA SEE …
ON YOUR … T.V. … ???
YOU SEE …..
MY WEAPONS ARE ….
….. ” WORDS ” …..
AND …. POETIC VERSE ….
NOW … I RARELY CURSE …
BUT AGREE WITH …. Em’….
WHEN YOU FACE PROBLEMS ….
SOMETIMES YOU “NEED TO … !!!!! …”
I’D PREFER THAT MOVE …..
THAN A MOVE TO … SHOOT … !!!!!
I CAN’T END THIS PIECE …..
WITHOUT ONE MORE THEME …..
THE BIGGEST WEAPON IN USE …..
IS CLEARLY ….. “YOU” ….. !!!!!!!
THE THINGS … YOU CHOOSE …
THE THINGS … YOU DO …
THE THINGS … YOU FEAR …
THIS MOVE IS … CLEAR … !!!
THE MEDIA FUELS …
A … ” LIMITED ” … VIEW … !!!
” OPEN ” ….. YOUR MIND …..
AND ….. RECOGNISE …..
THAT ….. WHAT YOU’RE FED …..
IS ….. “AGENDA LED” ……
YOU REALLY CAN’T BELIEVE …..
EVERYTHING ….. THAT YOU READ …..
OR THE THINGS ….. THAT YOU SEE …..
ON YOUR …… T.V. SCREENS ……
THERE ARE MANY …. FALLACIES …. !!!
AND ….. ” FALSE PROPHECIES ” …. !!!
AIMED TOWARDS ….. YOUR EARS ….
TO FUEL ….. ” YOUR FEARS ” …. !!!!!!!
MY WEAPON ….
FOR SURE ….
SUPPORTS THIS CAUSE ….. !!!!!!
CONSCIOUS THOUGHTS …..
BEFORE ….. ACTS OF WAR …..
THAT MAKE BLOOD ….. POUR ….. !!!!!!
MY QUESTION FOR YOU ALL … ?
………. IS ………….
“WHAT IS YOURS ……… ????????????”