” Punch ” … A Poem written & performed by Big Virge

Well folks, another month has passed, and as usual currently, just enough crazy things have happened to leave me feeling, a little punch drunk, with all that I am hearing & seeing to be standard actions in this world of ours.

Politicians backstabbing and deceiving one another !!!

Elections coming here in Barbados, and many seem to be saying the same as was said by quite a few people in the US, before Donald Trump became President.

If Freundel’s crew retain power here, heads are talking about Canada as a safe haven.

Well, what I will say is that on the surface, it looks like one of the better countries to be in at the moment.

However, is anywhere really safe and prosperous these days ?

America & England do not exactly offer safe havens to go, unless you are willing to ignore the social issues that currently surround living in either country currently.

Money Money Money though, still has people acting funny !

Desperation is almost like a new breathing apparatus for the majority, as prices continue to rise, whilst wages are not rising at quite the same pace.

Trouble’s a brewing, and as said, the political ring has the Punch Drunk feeling being thrown around, however, Meghan & William did their thing over the weekend, with a whole heap of pomp and ceremony.

It’s always interesting to me, to see how celebrities who claim to represent art that should influence peoples’ perceptions of say, everything from Capitalism, to, Historical Wrongs that have been suitably covered up, yet, they are quick to accept an invitation from one of the biggest, if not THE BIGGEST, family of colonialists, who, in no small way have contributed to not only, the inequalities of this world, through their legacies of brutality, greed and receipt, but have profited in ways that make their money seem much more dirty, than any that’s being laundered currently.

It’s incredible that, so soon after the acknowledgement that Windrush Migrants were deemed to basically, not exist, presumably because of their lack of economic benefit to the country now, that, no-one was at the Royal Wedding, protesting the idea of William, grabbing himself, a bit of colour to create an image of acceptance, for people of colour, even within the royal family !?!

It’s pretty amazing really, when you add in, the current, ” Brexit ” vibe, and the, ” Hostile Environment “, that was supposed to be the policy towards todays’ immigrants, trying to get to stay in the UK.

As said, it’s all getting a bit too much for my brain to cope with, so, let me get back to the piece i’m sharing this month.

Well, having watched a pretty decent fight between Adonis Stevenson & Badou Jack any Light Heavyweight last night, which for a change, ended with a controversial verdict, that actually, wasn’t that controversial.

No Knockout Punches were thrown, that landed, but there were some brutal shots that were taken, that warrant a rematch after the draw decision which allows Stevenson to keep his belt for now.

So, for boxing fans, this month’s piece speaks on more than boxing, but pays homage to some of the great fighters, who have inspired me over the years, in more ways that one.

They may be premier athletes, but, I think i’ve done enough now, to prove that i’m a premier wordsmith, and this piece will definitively explain why …..

Simply, because as the poem states, when it comes to my wordplay ….

It Definitely has a Heavyweight ….

” Punch ” ….

Check it out …..

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” Class ” … A Poem written & performed by Big Virge

Having asked last month, what it takes/means, to be …. ” Hardcore ” ….

This month, my question is about the idea of having, ” Class ” ……

So, here are some of my questions about this thing we call …..

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Recorded at Triple E Studios, Barbados

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“Why I … Am Angry ???”… A Poem written by Big Virge 23/02/2005

I have been asked …

“Why my poetry’s, So Angry !?!”

It’s ANGRY …
cos’ of … things I see … !!!

” Broken Families ” …
MTV … Men Who … ” Live ” …
to make …. ” MONEY ” ….

” People ” … who just …
…. ” STARE AT ME ” …. ?!?!?

People who …..
” Control ” … MY WEEK … !!!

” Corporate Thieves ” …
… ” Corrupt MP’s ” … !!!!!

Racist Police …. !!!!! ….
NEEDLESS … ” Grief ” …

People who … ” Act ” …
like they … Can’t See …
Problems in … society … ?!?

” Impropriety ” ….

YES … STUPID REMARKS …
People make …. to me …. !?!

” Technology ” …..
Adverts selling … ” 50 Texts for FREE !!! ”

Now … This is one thing …
that does …. ” ANGER ME ” …. !!!!!

What …
REALLY … in life … ?
is …. ” EVER FREE ” …. ?!!!?

Women who … think …
that they … should be …

A Re-incarnation ….
of the … ” Iron Lady ” …

” Thatcherism ” …
” Capitalism ” …

Ism’s that keep …
Minds … “imprisoned” …

Prisons … where …
Black Folk are … living …
Even if … They’re … INNOCENT … !?!

Liverpools’ defence … !!!
People who lack …
Good … ” Common Sense ” …

Street Violence … !!!

Abusive youth …
who act … UNCOUTH … !!!
” People ” … Who …
DON’T TELL … The Truth … !!!!!

” Accusations ” …
Without … ” PROOF ” … !?!

Men who seem …
to be ……………. Aloof …………

We’re people … TOO … !!!
What’s wrong with … ” You ” … ?!?

Same sex fool …
cos that’s … Not Cool.

Those who won’t …
Hear out … My Views …
Until My Words …
Are Proven … TRUE … !!!!!

Riddles that …
Have …. ” Bogus Clues ” … ?!?

So … am I getting … ?
Through to … YOU … ?

Well … Yes or No … ???
I’ll still be … ” Cool ” …
by venting my … ANGER …
with this … ” Poetry Tool ” …

Let’s … SWITCH … ” The Script ” … !!!

Aren’t YOU … Angry Too … ?!!!?
cos’ of … judgements made …
by people … Who …
DON’T … have a clue … !?!
What You’ve … been through …

Write what … ” You Feel ” … !!!
But PLEASE … ” BE REAL ” … !!!!

I’m NOT … ” Preaching ” … !!!
I’m Just ….. ” Cleaning ” …..
………. “Closets” ……….

That … In Truth … REVEAL
ANGER … that …
I …. SOMETIMES … feel …
before it’s time … for …

… ” My Last Meal ” … !!!

But before I go …
I’ve got to … SHOW … !!!

Some things that people …
May Not … know … ???

I’m Angry … YES … !!!
but feel … ” God Blessed ” … !!!
to have the … ” Skill ” …
to write at …. ” Will ” ….

” Expressing Things ” …
while others …. KILL …. !!!!

Killing … DEFINES …
ANGER … to me … !!!

Am I killing you … ?
with this … ” Poetry ” … ?!?

I Think … NOT … !!!

What do you think … ?
Just … Look Around You …

What have you … GOT … ?!?

DON’T … Lie to Yourself … !!!
Face the …. TRUTH …. !!!

cos your …
Very Next Breath …
is … ” Living Proof ” …
That …. words I write …
” May ” … Benefit You … ???

” Some ” … of my words …
DO Reflect … ANGER … !!! …

But ANGER …
DOES NOT … DEFINE ME … !!!

It’s …
” Love and Peace ” …
I … Want to See … !!!

This is when …
i’ll feel … ” More Free ” …
to write some … ” Happy Poetry ” … !!!!!

But …..
Face the … FACTS …

This society … reflects …
” EVERYTHING ” …

But … ” Joy and Peace ” … !!!

So …..
I Hope … You Can See …
and will …. ” Agree ” ….

Why the …

” Brother Big V ” …..
writes … Poetry …

That … IN TRUTH …
Reflects ………………………

” Why I … Am Angry ??? ” ……..

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