“Slam” … Written and Performed by Big Virge

Well people, there are lots of things that relate to the word SLAM.

Spoken Word Poetry, before events were shutdown, due to this virus, for one, but I’ll get back to them, because what a week it’s already been for people being slammed !!!

So firstly, Supreme Court Member, Justice Ruth Ginsberg, aka RBG, has died, which has quickly resulted in President Trump being slammed for his wish to replace her, before the forthcoming election, especially as her apparent last wish, was to not be replaced before the next President is elected !

Subsequently, the President has once again, openly slammed Joe Biden, for various things, as well as the Chinese, for allowing the spread of this Corona Virus, at the UN General Assembly, which hasn’t actually been assembled at all, because of again, this virus.

A virus that has now slammed business doors, and others, shut, due to the rise and surge in virus infections, across most of Europe this week !

This in turn, has caused UK Health Minister, Matt Hancock, to be slammed by journalists and MP’s alike, over his seemingly, confusing, and nonsensical approach to providing testing for people in the UK, who now seem to be slamming the government for not ensuring that this, track and trace technology, has been effectively rolled out, rather than having people have to use postcodes, as far away as in Scotland, just to get a local test in say, LONDON !?!

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson is still being slammed for his wanton disregard for the political process, and the dishonouring of agreements made, that set how the Brexit deal, or possible, NO DEAL, can now be effected, as it’s getting close to the time for Brexit, to finally come to pass.

I also saw a very interesting documentary on the apparent, murder of SPC, Vanessa Guillen, RIP, where the army investigation team at the Fort Hood Training Base, has been slammed for, not only its investigation, but the manner in which her accused killer, Aaron Robinson, was allowed to escape when being interviewed, which then led to him committing suicide, before they were able to recapture him !

There seems to be an incredible amount of this type of thing happening right now, where politicians, leaders and people are literally being slammed, or damned, criticised, or whatever word you want to use, for various reasons.

Today, I found myself being slammed as being a man who has a hateful streak, with some sort of superiority complex, simply because of poetry i’ve written !

So, in a week which has shown the world to be having basic freedoms be, slammed back into lockdowns and curfews of sorts, all over the world, I think it’s a good time to share this piece of spoken word poetry, that will indeed, indicate that, maybe I do have issues with feeling creatively superior to others, in a field where this would seem to be, THE EXACT point of these Slam Competitions, being, for poets to prove just who is the superior wordsmith, which I actually see as being ridiculous, in trying to judge a persons written thoughts, objectively !

So, as this seems to be becoming a regular part of how people respond to decisions, or things that they don’t like ….

This is a poem that expresses my thoughts on these spoken word competitions, that are now called a poetry …..

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“Check” … A Poem written and performed by Big Virge

Well folks, peoples’ craziness continues, and Novak Djokovic is our recent prize winner, for showing that his sometimes, quite crazy on court behaviour, has finally exploded, to the point where he hit a ball after a point had ended, that apparently hit a line judge in her throat, because he was upset !?!

Check that temper young man, otherwise, no more slams for you son !!!

Neymar and a few of his footballing compadres at PSG, would seem to also need to learn to check their tempers, as tempers seemed to flair to, Red Card levels, in their second league match of the season, over there in France !

Now it seems that verbal warfare isn’t being checked either, as Cardi B and Candace Owens are getting into it over, Joe Biden support, but interestingly, the idea that people in Hollywood, or those in music who are black, who’ve made millions in America, should stop being hypocritical, due to America being the very same place, that has provided them with their money, and that maybe, members of the public, should stop listening to them….

Hmmm, an interesting, and maybe, valid point !

It also seems as though unity in Ethiopia, is being checked, in no small way, as Prime Minister Ably Ahmed, does not seem to be so popular with those in the Tigray region, who seem ready to militarise their position, to the point where the regional ruling TPLF party, are defying apparent federal governance, to have their own elections, so, much like Obama, before him, who also received a Nobel Peace Prize, war could quite conceivably, quickly be on the horizon, merely a year after Mr. Ahmed has received it ….

Tribalism in Africa, is still clearly to be checked, as it should of been some centuries ago !

So, onto this Corona Virus, and it’s movements, well who knows if it’s spread is being checked or not now !?!

Benjamin Netanyahu clearly isn’t of the opinion it is, so has made Israel the first country to re-impose a nationwide lockdown, so, the virus’s progress, doesn’t seem to have been checked so well there !

It’s also, definitely not being checked in India, where cases seems to be increasing rather quickly !!!

It also seems that some people just cannot check their need to see different shores, which is creating problem after problem, when it comes to which countries people can, or, cannot visit ???

It’s interesting that nobody is protesting at the selfish attitudes of those who are travelling to destinations, without even considering the dangers of apparently being in places where information about the level of virus infections, is not quite as clear cut, as travel operators and governments, might be suggesting one day, that they take a complete U-turn on, the very next !!!

It’s just incredible really, where peoples protestations seem to be focussed ?!?

Not wearing a mask, is apparently, incredibly selfish, but travelling to let’s say, questionable locations, to get a holiday, isn’t, in times like these ?

Huh …. ?!?

Finally, what of poor old Lionel Messi, one minute wanting out of Barcelona, due in no small part i’d imagine, to Bayern Munich’s 8-2 beat down, that left him looking for competition at the highest level elsewhere……. to …

Wait a minute …….

Errr……….

CHECK that Lionel, when your release contract, demands a 700 Million Euro pay off, due to a contractual clause !!!

Good luck with finding a club who can pay that now, or even, before the Corona situation !?!

There’s so much going on in this world right about now, that needs to be checked, that people are simply, refusing to do, like, continued, ignorant policing vibes, as well as highly volatile protesting, that is stretching worldwide !!!

So, I figure it’s a good time to drop this set of Big Virge Spoken Word Rhymes, that reflect on some of the things within my life, for which I now ……

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