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

So guys what a hot few weeks it’s been eh ?

Wildfires, heatwaves, the world cup, and a variety of hot topics continually arising, that should be causing, at least the odd raised eyebrow, in terms of what is being revealed, or NOT, as the case may be.

So, this month’s little ditty will cover a few things, from last years Grenfell Fire, and the reaction to it, to the continual revelations of Hollywood abuses, and the reactions to them, that continue to heat up, as more and more female stars release information that will have a lot of producers and big movers, loosening their collars, due to the heat of allegations surfacing, and, resurfacing, from the past. Kathleen Turner being the latest to have certain people, looking over their shoulders, right about now.

As per usual, the Donald Trump show continues to simmer, until he gets his nose out of joint, over say, Lebron James, or NFL Players continuing to kneel, or, refusing to stand for the American Anthem before games. The issues of trade, and of course, his rather high profile meetings of recent, which should apparently, be cooling down tempers and the need for nuclear arms.

The Catholic Church, seemingly, abusing children just about everywhere they’ve been, with quite the level of protection, from members of their church to police not taking matters seriously, upon notification of child abuses, that have also been kept under the radar at some schools for decades, coming to light.

It’s definitely been a hot summer, but, not just due to the weather.

Even Tiger Woods has found his golf clubs hotting up, as he gets very close to returning to the major winners circle, at the PGA in St Louis.

The Zimbabwe election situation has caused tempers to hot up due to disputes over the legality of President Emmerson Mnangagwas’ election win. South African land appropriation, and a number of other issues in the African Continent.

The Ben Stokes case is hotting up, as did his temper clearly, as the story seems to keep changing regarding his position in the argument that led to him, as he claims, protecting a couple of gay guys from facing abuse …..

Hmmmm, something doesn’t quite add up about that whole scenario, much like the issue of race, as another white nationalist rally is heading to Washington, whilst racist graffiti has been sprayed on a house in Rochdale, where a black family were excited about moving in, so, that debate is still hot for those who aren’t part of the fraternity of famous black folks, who are now not so keen to raise the issue because of the green in their pockets, that has them feeling comfortable.

Well, as this poem suggests, we all could do with a cooling down, or maybe an exhibition of more coolness, when some of these issues confront us.

It’s been a hot summer for sure, but, unlike rain, some of these other hot issues may require some other cures.

Anyway, take a listen and enjoy, and stay cool folks !!!

Bless Up

Virge

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” A Fine Line ” … wid some music … !!! written & performed by Big Virge

Yes folks, it’s spoken word to a beat ….

NOT RAP !!!!!

But, rhythm placed behind a poet reciting his words, in this case, the words of … Big Virge !!!!!

Enjoy and take it in ….

Some, Pretty Good ish’ …
if I do say so myself !!!!! LOL !!!

Production handled by Discreet Flavaz

Rough cut mix provided by Shoestring Studios, Barbados

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

It would seem, on the basis of the post below, that, quite are few are not,
However, i’ll ask anyway ….

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 Verge ” …
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,
Bourgeoise 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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“A Fine Line” … A poem written by Big Virge 21/7/2006

Folks …
It is a … ” Fine Line ” … !!!
that … Clearly … Defines …
the road that I … Walk …
with words that I … Rhyme …

cos’ … words that I … talk …
may see me … in … Court … !!!

without … ” Sean ” …
or … ” Just Cause ” … !!!

because of YES … ” Them ” …
Those in … Governments …
and Those … who they … send …
to enforce … ” Poor Judgements ” … !!!!!

but ofcourse … They’ll Contend …
That … My Wordplay … OFFENDS …
and may well stir up … ” Trouble ” … !!!
and cause …. ” VIOLENCE ” …. !!!!! ….

But ….
It’s okay for … THEM … ?!!!?
to say … ” What They Like ” … !???!
and Declare … Their War Fights …
as forms of …. ” Defence ” ….
when plans they … Design …
keep causing … PROBLEMS … !!?!!

Well ….
It doesn’t seem like … ?
their actions are … Right … !?!
When … Every … News Night
The Things … In Our Sight …
KEEP … Showing Us … VISIONS …
of people who … ” DIE ” … !!!!! …

Now ….
That’s A … “Fine Line” …
I have … Re-designed …
from Princes’ … ” Great Song “…
The … ” Sign ‘o’ The Times ” …

So …
Don’t get me … wrong … !!!
My lines are … ” Refined ” …
and Clearly … “BELONG” … !!!
where fine lines … recline …

Each line that I write ….
Proves my mind is …

…… ” Inclined ” ……

to write about crimes
affecting …. Our lives ….

and it is a … “Fine Line’ …
that helps me to … FIND …
a way to … ” Express ” … !!! …

My … ” Anger and Stress ” …
About … How We … TRY … !!!
to do … what is … “RIGHT” … !!!!

But …..
What does this mean ?!?
in a world so … “Unclean” … !!!!!

What do we stand for … ?
when going to … WAR … !?!

We should take a ……………..
………………………………………

…… Pause …………..

and … THINK of … Our Cause …
Is making …. Blood …. POUR ….
what we’re … Really here for … ?!!!?

If you’re thinking … “YES” …
Are you …. ” Really Sure ” …. ???

How would you feel ?

if the blood poured
was ….. YOURS …… !!!

or ….
Someone … YOU LOVED … !!!
and Really … Cared For … !!!!!!

Well
As these lines … State …

It is a … “Thin Line” …
between YES …..

” Love and Hate ” …

but ….

“Hating” … For REAL … !!!
Won’t help us … Relate … !!!

These days …
it’s quite … CLEAR …
The Dangers of … FEAR … !!!!!

But …
That’s … Nothing New … !!!

The past’s given clues …
of how … IGNORANCE … Fuels …
individuals to … USE …
Torture and … “Abuse” …
Through crews filled with … FOOLS …
who think … Hatred … IS COOL … !!!!?!!!!

Well ….
Hatred Profiled …
Does NOT … !!! …
Lead to … Smiles …

It leads to a … place …
That’s Not … quite so great …
and leads us … though leaders …
who like to …. DICTATE ….

Like those around …. NOW …. !!!
who want to … “Clamp Down” …
on people like …. me ….
whose wordplay’s … So Neat …

That …. Our Poetry ….
Gives Policemen … ” A Beat ” …
That makes them … RETREAT … !!!!!

See what I mean … !!!

My … Poetry Seams …
are … Suitably … Clean …
and walk a … Fine Line …
of … ” Quality Rhymes ” …
that … Bypass … Extremes …

because they’re … Inclined …
to …. ” UNIFY ” …. minds ….

See …. that’s how i’d like
My Wordplay … DEFINED … !!!!!

Speaking … Your Mind …
Should … NOT BE … A Crime … !!!!!

Unless what you say …
Divides and spreads …

…… ” HATE ” ….. !!!!!

I’d rather spread … ” LOVE ” …
Through … ” Kisses and Hugs ” … !!!

while most now … Indulge …

In Acting like … THUGS …
and taking … HARD DRUGS …
when they’ve …. had ….
… ” Quite ENOUGH ” … !!!!!

People like … THESE …
make me want to … CUSS … !!!!!!!

But ….
These days i’m … TRYING …
to … Rise uP …. ABOVE ….

These … ” Wannabee Thugs ”

Who spread talk of … ” Dying ”
cos’ their words … NEED … !!!

……. ” Refining ” ……. !!!!!!

Things you … Put Out …
Come back son …

…. ” Don’t Doubt ” …. !!!!!

Now, that’s a … Fine Line …
that’s got … Lots of … CLOUT … !!!

So think … CAREFULLY … !!!
before … Running Your Mouth … !!!!!

Fine Lines … that I write …
of … Upsetting Designs …
are … NOT to … Start Fights … !!!

So ….
REMEMBER … That Line … !!!!!

They may cause … Offence …
and may cause … Arguments …

But ……
USE …. ” Common Sense ” ….
and … REJECT … ” Violence ” … !!!

Keep a … ” Cool Head ” …
Like … “Des Dekker” … said … !!!!!

Then … Pick up a … PEN
rather than … Make Attempts …
to bring me …. DISTRESS …. !!!!!!!

cos’ you …
want to … SUPPRESS
A view i’ve expressed …
that’s left you … UPSET … !!!!!

That message is … SENT …
to those … ” Jealous Gents ” …
Who Think they’re the … BEST …
at writing … Fine Lines …
with words that they … Rhyme …

Well … CLEARLY …
They’re … “BLIND” … !!! …
and … Out of Their … Mind … !!!!!!

to think that … Their Rhymes …
are … Better Than … MINE … ?!? …

Those causing us … STRESS … !!! …
are those in … ” Governments ” … !!!!!

They … Plan to … DIVIDE …
NOT … see us … ” UNITE ” … !!!!!

THINK … about that …
before starting … FIGHTS … !!!!!

” Black On Black ” …. crime …
has been … ” Long Designed ” …

Don’t You … think it’s time … ?!?

We start to fight … THEM … ?!?!?
and their … ” Bogus Systems ” … !!!

That’s where …..

I will … END …
This simple … Poem …

cos’ …

Words in … ” Those Lines ” …
May … cause me … PROBLEMS … !!!!!

Even though ….

Their JUST … Rhymes
that flow … and … DEFINE
How the words … I Transcribe …

REALLY WALK … !!! …

…. ” A Fine Line ” ….

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