Simply, Linton Kwesi Johnson !!!

What a poet … and …

WHAT … A Performance !!!!!

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“Surprised” … A Poem written by Big Virge 14/11/2007

Ya know ….
You’d be … ” Surprised ! ” …
by what you … ” FIND ! ” …
Resides …. Inside ….

Some peoples’ minds … !!!!

in some … it’s Clear … !!!
their thought waves … steer …

to ……

Fallacies ….
Hypocrisy ….
Thoughts of … GREED … !!!!!
or …. Cash Money ….

Others … Choose …
” Conservative ” … views …
about … The World …
and … how it … turns …

I guess … In Truth …
Some minds are … ” Primed ” …
to … DISMISS … clues …
that give … Clear Proof … !!!!!
about … ” What’s True ! ” …

But …..
Truth … These days …
has been …. Mislaid …. !!!!!
in …. Many Brains … !!! …
now … Clearly Drained …
of …. ” Common Sense ” ….

” Airheads ” …
Now … ” STRESSED !!! ” …
or … YES … ” Braindead ” … !!!!!

If that … sounds …

……. HARSH …….. !!!!!

I guess … my words …
have marked … the cards …
of minds that … work …

FAR FROM ……….. The Heart …
of … Rational Thought …
in souls … ” Not Bought ” … !!!!!

” Surprises ” …. for them
are … NOW … in store … !!!!!

” Ignorant Heads ” ….
who … choose to … Absorb …
Ideals of … ” War ” … ?!?
and … Divisive Talk …

Wars with …. A Cause …. ?
To Keep … The Poor …

… ” Controlled ” …
by … Fraud …
and crews that … “Hoard” …
Everything … except …

” The Monopoly Board ! ” …..

Cash and … Land …
Property … that’s … GRAND … !!!
and …. ” Luxuries ” ….
Beyond … Their NEEDS … !!!!!

You’d be … ” Surprised ” …
by what … you’d find …
These People … THINK …
THEY NEED … to … Live … !!!!!

They’d … Probably say …

” It’s relative ! ”

” Relative to … WHAT … ?!? ”

Paid displays …
of … Ignorant Ways …
because they’re … RICH … !!?!!

Well ….
Take This … IN … !!!
and … Think about … THIS … !!!!!

If you’re …
” Attacked ” … !!!!!
because of … CASH …

You … Choose To …

…… FLASH …… !!!!!!!!

by a … NOT HAVE … !!!

What will you do … ?

Act … ” Uncouth ” … !!!
or … Pull a … TOOL … !!!!!
and … Start to … SHOOT … ?!?
To Protect … ” Your Loot ” … ???

The … Poverty Gap …
is …. Wid..en……..ing … Man … !!!!!

and is a … TRAP …
that may … Catch … YOU … !!!!!
If … you’re … NOT … Shrewd …
and … “Chase Gold” … like … FOOLS … !!!!!!!

How much … CASH … ???
Can … One Man … use … ??!??

when other people …
……. ” LACK ” ……..
Basic things …. Like ….
……. ” FOOD ” ……. !!!!!!!

Thousands … Millions … !!?!!
Billions … Trillions … !!!!!!!?!!!!!!!

Think it …..

Through ………………

If you have …
… THAT MUCH … !!!
while others have …
…… NONE …….. !!!!!!!

How much … ” Freedom ” …
will your cash give … YOU … ?!!!?

A … HUGE … Estate … !?!
Behind … LOCKED GATES … !!!!!
with … Cameras Placed …
ALL OVER … The Place … !!!?!!!

” Okay, that’s great ! ”

” Don’t think so mate !!! ”

BIG Cash … !!!
Nice PAD … !!!

But …..
What do you have … ?!!!?

A … Load of rooms … !!!
You … BARELY … use … ?!!!?

and then ….
There’s Bills … !!!

You gonna … ” NEED ” …
…. ” Those Mills !!! ” ….

If you lust for a life …
of … ” Millionaire Types ” …

You may just find … ?
Yourself … ” Surprised !!! ” …
by … what it’s like …
to be like … ” Mike ” … !!!!!

So Many … minds …
are now … Inclined …
to think of things …
like … Being Rich … !!!!!

That … Cash Now … DRIVES …
their thoughts on … LIFE … !???!

But then …
Ofcourse …

Some minds aren’t … ” Fraught ” …
with … ” Greed-Fillled ” … thoughts …

Some minds are … Lined …
with … SO MUCH … MORE … !!!!!

Minds like … ” MINE ” …
are filled with … “Rhymes” …

” Designed and Primed ”
to spread …. Insight ….
About …. ” Our Lives ” ….
through words … ” We Write ” …

Others choose …
” Creative ” … moves …
of … ” Different Types ! ” …

to shed some … Light …
on things some … “hide” …
from … PUBLIC SIGHT … !!!!!!

while some heads …
……. Think ……..
About … ” Deep Things ! ” …

But …..
You’d … Only Know …
if you … get … CLOSE … !!!

and … OPEN … doors …
that allow … for talk …
” Resisting ” … Jokes … !!!!!

These days … I Find …
“Myself’ …. Surprised ….
by what’s … ” Inside ‘ …
Some peoples’ … minds … !!!

” Old and Young !!!!! ” ……

Now … leave me …
…. ” STUNNED ” …. !!!!!!

By …
How … They Think …
about … How We … Live …

” Deep Thinkers ” … tend …
to have faced … ” Tough Tests ” … !!!
that have … Led to … STRESS … !!!!!!!!!!!!

Filling Up …
Their heads … !!! …

and are … Usually Seen …
as being … ” Unique ” …
cos’ of … How They … Speak …
and … Seem to … BE …

Thoughtwaves …
… TOO DEEP … !!!!!
for … ” Sheep-Filled ” … Cliques …
whose minds … ” retreat ” …
from being ….. ” FREE ” …… !!!!!!!!

Some are … ” FEARED ” … !!!!!
and seen as … ” Weird !?! ” …

because of thoughts …
that prove … ” The Force ” …
is … STRONG WITH THEM … !!!!!
because of ….. Depth ……
That … FUELS … “Their Strength” … !!!!!!!

Like … Yoda and …
His … ” jedi Friends ” … !!!!!!!!!!

” People ” …
Like … THESE … !!!!!
are who … I seek … !!!

Flavas …. SWEET …. !!!!!
but … Strong like … beats …
that fill … The Streets …
like …. ” Symphonies ” ….

I’m a … ” Jedi Knight ” …
of a … ” Different Type ” … !!!!!

The type … who writes …
what’s in … My Heart …
and in … My Mind …

My views are … ” STARK ”
like … REALITY’S BITE … !!!!!

But now … I’m back …
to the … Very Start … !!!!!

So ….
Remember this line ….

If you … take the time …
You may … just find …
that what … Resides …
in peoples’ minds …

May well leave you ….

…….. Truly ……..

…. ” SURPRISED ” …. !!!!!

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“Are You Ready ?” … A Poem written by Big Virge 1/5/2006

So folks …
Are you … Ready … ?
for prose I write …
through use of rhyme
that proves my mind is

….. ” EVER READY ” ……

to spread … Information …
Just like …. ” Confetti ” ….

My use of words
is … RARELY … ” Perverse ” …
and I … ” Rarely ” … Curse …
To Prove …. ” A Point ” ….

I leave that to … ” Boys ” …
to employ … such ploys …
because I find … that style …

…… ANNOYS ……. !!!!!!!!

Don’t get me … ” Wrong ” … !!!

I Like to … ” Cuss ” …
when having … ” FUN ” …
in clubs … and … pubs

But …..
NOT …. when writing ….
words i’m … ” Rhyming ” … !!!

So … ???
Are You Ready … ?
to read … Some More … ?

Wordplay …. Worthy ….
of …. ” Applause ” …. !!?!!

My words … ROCK JAWS … !!!!!
and YES … For Sure …
Should … NEVER EVER … !!!
Be …. “ignored” …. !!!!! ….

Some say … ” My Rhymes ” …
are …. ” Pretty ” …. RAW …. !!!!!

Well …
That’s … because …
My … ” Train of Thought ” …
is …… ” Well Informed ” …..

When … writing about …
People … who … ” FLOUT ” …

When … CLEARLY … they …
Should … ” Shut Dem’ Mout’” … !!!!!

Nowadays …
They’re a … Force … !!!
So … PLEASE … don’t doubt … !!!!

They’re … Running Around …
Like … ” CIRCUS CLOWNS ” … !!?!!

CLEARLY … lost … ???
while I … have … FOUND … !!!

A way to … ASTOUND … !!!
through … use of words …

” Deserving ” … pounds … !!!

So …
Are You Ready … !?!
to see … How Many … ?

” Different ” … styles …
of … ” Different ” … rhymes
I have … Designed …
To Blow … your mind … !!!!!

Well …
HERE … I Go … !!!
to … Give You … flows …
I’ve built in …. ” Prose ” ….

That … PROVE … My Mind …
is … FAR FROM ………. “closed” ………. !!!!!!!

My Mind is … OPEN …
Like a ….. Book ……

Be … CAREFUL … though
You might get … ” SHOOK ” … !!!!!

and ….
I’m NOT … ” Joking ” … !!!!!
Some things … I Write …
Leave … some folks …

…… BROKEN …… !!!!!!!!!!!

“Broken” … because …
I leave them … LOST … !!!
when I prove that … ” I’m ”

The … ” LYRICAL BOSS ” … !!!!!

My wordplay … SHOCKS … !!!
because it …. ” Drops ” ….
Like … U.S. Bombs …
that breed … ” Sad Songs ” …

Sometimes …
It’s written ….
when i’m … MAD … !!!!!

and CLEARLY … ” Hangs ”
Right on … ” The Virge ” …
of … ANGRY … Turns … !!!!

But … ” My Vision’s” …
……… CLEAR …….. !!!!!

When I … ” Observe ” …
“Those” …. whose actions ….
are ….. ” ABSURD ” ……

They’re …. Awaaaaaaaayyyyyy

with the … ” Birds ” … !!!!!
with … visions …

” Blurrr…rrree..ddd ” ….. !!!!!!

Many of you …
may not … ” concur ” …

That’s … up to … You
Trust Me … That’s Cool …
But … ” Watch Yourself ” …
and ….. WATCH …..

” THESE FOOLS ” … !!!!!

Who may just … choose …
to ….. ABUSE YOU ….. !!!!!

Because of … ” Your Race ” …
or because of … PURE HATE …

or because … NO DINNER …
is on …. ” Their Plate ” …. !!!!!

Things … RIGHT NOW …
are … FAR FROM … Great … !!!

Some people …
CLEARLY …..
are … IRATE … !!!!!

Just … walk around …
and … ” Look Pon’ Face ” … !!!

Many youth are … RUDE … !!!
and … Far From … COOL … !!!
and many … ” Carry ” …

…. ANGRY MOODS …. !!!!!

Just check … The News …
You’ll soon … Find Proof … !!!

So ….
Are You Ready … ???
To Help … ” The Cause ” … ?!?

or …..
Will you choose …
to simply … ignore …

Until … PROBLEMS …
Reach … ” Your ” … Front Door … !!?!!

or …. Inside ….
Your … ” Private Home ” … !?!

Many … FEAR … !!!
Living … ALONE … !!!!!

because of … ” VILLAINS ”
in … ” Their Zone ” …
Who … Nowadays Roam …
Like …. Mobile Phones …. !!!!

There … ” Seems to be ” …
So Many … Thieves …
from those on … “Streets” …
to … ” Corrupt MP’s ” … !!!!! …

So …..
Are You Ready … ???
to … Read Some … TRUTH … ?

The … ” Class System’s ” …
CONTROLLING … you … !!!!

They … Raise Issues …
to … DIVIDE … crews …
and … KEEP … ” The Poor ” …
” Outside ” … Boardrooms … !!!!!

” The Web ” … is there …
So they can … “SNARE” … !!!

Whoever they … CHOOSE …
So be …. ” Prepared ” …. !!!!!

Bg Brother’s … WATCHING …

…… EVERYWHERE …… !!!!!

Take a minute …
and ….. THINK ….. !!!!!

INTO … Net … !?!
or … ” Internet ” …

” The Trap’s ” … been set …
Like … Spiders spinning … !!!
… ” Intricate Webs ” …

” Pretty Much ” … EVERYTHING …
is ….. ” Government Spin ” ….. !!!!

Plans they … ” Cook Up ”
are … NOT FOR … Us … !!!!!

They’re … All for … THEM
and their … ” RICH FRIENDS ” … !!!!!

Meanwhile …
They’re … BLAMING …
Us …. ” Immigrants ” ….

I’m …
English … BORN …
But My … ” BLACK SKIN ” …
Means … ” CERTAIN DOORS ” …
are …… OFF LIMITS ……. ?!!!? ……..

“Black and English !?!
Come on now Virge,
are you, quite sure ?!?

You’re an Englishman,
who faces, scorn !!!
because you are,
a bit, too dark !!!!
to fit into, their,
Bourgeois Class !!!!”

That’s … ” The System ” …
and the …. SCORE …. !!!!!!!!!

Are you ready to …
…… “Listen” ……. !?!
to a … ” Little Bit More ” … ?

If … YES .. is your answer …
Then …. ” Listen Up ” …. !!!!!!

and to those who said ….
…… NOTHING ……

Don’t …
Try to … FRONT … !!!

Some of you … ” Believe ” …
I’m a bit … TOO BLUNT … !!!!

When … The Truth is … ” I’m ” …
… Just having … FUN … !!!!! …

Before …. I face …
Government questions … ?!?
because … ” My Wordplay ” …
Leaves them … STUNNED … !!!!!

When speaking of ….
Their … RACISM … !!!!!

Trust Me Folks … !!!
” Forget ” … The Jokes …

because things … Right Now …
are … Far From … FUNNY … !!!!!

“Poor People” …
Will … DROWN … !!!

for … THE RICH …
to have … ” Money ” … !!!

I’m Trying … MY BEST …
to be … A Poet … who lets …

Knowledge … DROP …
Like …. ” Pennies ” …. !!!

In a style …..
WORD HEAVY … !!!!!

My Last Words … are these …
If … PEACE … is dubbed …
as an ….. ” ENEMY ” ….. ?!?
and things become … WORSE …
than they are … ALREADY … !!!!!!

Let me ask you … THIS … people

….. ” Are You … READY ? ” …..

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“Racism Pon’ TV” … A poem written by Debronique Ellis

All i’m gonna say is, WOW, couldn’t of put it together better, myself !!!
More power to Ms. Ellis !!!

Racism pon TV

Racism, what is it?
Is it to judge a man by the thinness or the thickness of his lips,
Di shape a him nose, di style a him clothes?
How can it be, that my blackness or my brownness or my whiteness
determines me, my personality?
Well you tell me! You di man pon di TV!
Oh! yuh think I didn’t see!?
because you try to hide and disguise while YOU, dear sir, patronize!
And somehow manage to pass di message to di unsuspecting minds!
Minds that cannot recognize the signs, di discreetly degrading lines
dat these actors are paid to say. Why do dis when you say, all men are equal?

Lies! This is not wat you truly believe!
Yuh too lie man! Stop deceive!
If wi all equal den why? Why portray me di black man as di bad guy?
Why portray him di Chinese as di smart guy?
Why yuh mek it look like seh she di Indian nuh have nuh common sense,
And seh you di white man, must control all di dollars and cents?

Racism what is it? Is it to judge a man by di texture a him hair,
him skin colour black, white or fair? Yes! But check dis:
di bigga heads dem all know dis,
Suh dem wont set up di media by being what we call ‘racist’, no!
Dem do it discreetly, dem use subtlety, all in the name of entertainment.
And wi buy dis, disdainful arrangement!?
Pon di tv we are being stereotyped, marginalized, categorized by our race and ethnicity.
Maybe not openly and directly,
But it is there, and if yuh smart or observant yuh will become aware.
Aware that di tv many times portray you and me as:
Di theifin’ criminal black or Hispanic bwoy!
Di Chinese weh can only own a restaurant or hack a computer!
Di Indian weh own a grocery store!
And di white man, inna him white collar,
stepping out wid him briefcase
Looking so dapper!

Look pon all dis, yuh eva notice, say in a horror movie wen a man fi dead,
Is always di black guy?!
Yes man, di white man have to survive!
“Oh, but this is just the plot of the movie and surely not racism.” Why?
“Because it’s not degrading or alluding to a race being inferior.” Shut up!
And stop di pretence! Cause me di black man, di Chinese man, all a wi have sense!
Wah mek di Indian caan own di multi-million dollar corporation? Or run out and save
di white man from a dangerous situation? No…..
Him nuh superior enough!
him nuh light-skinned enough!

This could just be my ism…. or di definition of racism!

Suh racism, what is it? Check yuh dictionary or guh turn on yuh t.v!
Author Notes

Written in Caribbean dialect.

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Funny !!! Samuel L …. Strikes Back !!!

This did make me laugh, just a lil’ …

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On the subject of Immigration ….

An interesting song to take in …

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NICE … Hollie McNish … !!!!!

For the English, Immigrant Haters !!!!!

Try putting your, Tea cups down for two minutes, and, try some coffee, without the milk, for a change !!!!!

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“What Can You Do ?” … A Poem written by Big Virge 4/11/2005

Ya know …..

This is a question ….
that leaves me …
… ” Confused ” … ???

The question is …
…… ” THIS ” ……..
What can … YOU DO … ?!?

Now …
Trust me folks …
i’m not here to … Abuse … !!!

But ….
Come On Now … !!!
Don’t Act … ” The Fool ” … !!!!!

Don’t be … ” SURPRISED … !!!
When … ” Drug Filled Highs ” … !!!
slowly …………….. “subside” ………..

and … ” Modern Life ” …
Leaves you … ” Feeling ” …

…. ” Pain and Strife ” …. !!!

It Seems … these days … ?
that … riSING Tides …
and … Government LIES … !!!!!
have made … “Some People” …

………. ” REALISE ” ……… !!!!!!!!!!

Life is …
NOT About … Mad Cash … !!!
Cocaine, Speed,
or … Afghan Hash … !!!

Life is … So Much …
MORE … Than That … !!!

So ask yourself … ?

What can you do … ?
to … BETTER … things …
for … ME … and … YOU … !!!

” Going ” …
to … school …
is … Many’s View …

OK … that’s cool … !!!
but … WHO … has built …
These … “INSTITUTES” … ??!??

of … ” Education ” …
” Government Taxation ” … ???

Take … ” Your Time ” …
it’s NOT … A Crime …
to let these thoughts
run through … Your Mind …

How many youth ?
will get the chance …
to dance … The Dance …

THAT … ” Rich Kids ” … do … !?!
while watching … ” Daddy ” …
“FILL” … His … ” Boots ” … !!!!!!

It’s just a … Question … ?
like …….. ” This One ” …

What can you do … ?

How about this … ?
Don’t Live … for … YOU … !!!!

Live for … Those …
Who … Surround You …

These days …
That’s … HARD … !!!
I know … That’s True …

But …
Here’s a … Quote …
to give you … ” Clues ” …
on … How to … CHANGE …
These …. ATTITUDES …. !!!!

The needs of …
THE MANY …. !!!!!

“OUTWEIGH” … !!!
The Needs …
of …. The Few ….
or … THE ONE …. !!!

Take that … IN …
Don’t spit … but … CHEW … !!!!!

These words make …
Me … Want To … DO …
things like … REASON …
with our … ” Youth ” … !!!

NOT …..
Preach or Train
but … try to … Explain …
How to …. KEEP …. !!!
A … ” Sense-Filled ” … Brain … !!!

and …
How to … COPE …
with … ” Mental Pain ” …
and let them … Know …
Life’s … NOT … A Game … !!!

It’s … HARD … these days …
To Make … That Move …
because … BUREAUCRATS … !!!
Try … “Stopping” … you …

That’s the … way ..
They … Like to be …

But …
TRUST ME … folks … !!!
They WON’T … Stop Me … !!!!!

from …
Trying to use …
My Poetry …
to get to … ” The Few ” …
Who … HEED … My Speech …

So ….. ?
What about … YOU … ???
What can … YOU DO … ?!?

Try Being … TRUE … !!!
With Friends and People …
You … Speak to …

That’s … just the … START … !!!!!

because change won’t come …
from … ” Smart Remarks ” … !!!!!

While you sit …
in your … ” Phat Yard ” … !!!!!

Those who … do this ..
” Think ” … They’re Smart … !!!!!

Until … Their World …
is … ” RIPPED ” … apart … !!!!!

Nowadays ….
in … Many Ways … !!!

Natures’ ANGER’S …
On … DISPLAY … !!!!

Earthquakes … and …
WILD … Hurricanes … !!!!!

See ….
These are things …
WE CAN’T … ignore … !!!!!

Money Wars … !!!
leave people … ” POOR ” … !!!!!

While people … sit …
and now … ARGUE …

Come on man … !!!
What Can You Do … !?!

NOT … Everyone …
is BAD … out there … !!!

But …
HEAR ME … CLOSE …
Please be … PREPARED … !!!!!

because snakes …
are … “lurking” …
and will … DARE …
to … Threaten You …
and make you … SCARED … !!!!!

So …
Don’t just let them … !!!
Do … YOUR SHARE …. !!!

and show the … Moaners …
That …… YOU CARE …….
and want … RID OF …

” New Tony Blairs !!! ” …

The only thing … constant …
is simply …. ” CHANGE ” ….

So ….
Don’t just sit there …
…. ” RE-ARRANGE ” ….

and make …
” Our World ” …
A … BETTER PLACE … !!!!!

Just …
REMEMBER … Folks …

These are …
” MY VIEWS ” …

So … take them … IN …
I’ve given … ” Clues ” …
and answers …. TOO …. !!!!

to … YES …
THAT … Question …

” What Can You Do ? “

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