” Miami Vibes ” … written by Big Virge 9/12/2015

So, finally I stop in Miami for a couple of nights, having passed through the airport to go elsewhere previously.

So, a rather, unhelpful girl, questioned my receipt for a free transfer to my hotel, but, eventually accepted that I was due a spot on the bus !

The volume of Latinos & South Americans who are in this part of America is evident, from the airport, to the hotel, just from the volume of Spanish being spoken !!!!

So, off to the, ” Intercontinental “, which overlooks the bay, and is basically downtown ….

…. and WOW …. What a cool spot !!!

A … Very Old Hotel, by all accounts, but, fully decked out !

As per my trip to Maui, last year, the front desk guy was immediately on some,

” I’ll upgrade you sir ! “, without batting an eyelid, so, 12th floor, overlooking the bay, rather than my original room, which had a basic view of the bricks and mortar of downtown Miami !!!

So, already feeling the vibe of the place, my second encounter with my bell hop, was very cool too, as he explained that my room had some nice touches, like, electronic blinds so I need not leave my bed when going to sleep, or, when wanting to view the bay from my bed, upon waking up !!!!!

Also, info watch folks … !!!!!

There were some beverages placed on what, appeared to be a tray !!!!

Well, NOT QUITE … !!!

It was actually an, electronic device, which, he stated, charged the room, as soon as any of the items were lifted from their respective positions !!!!!

Nice !!!!!

…. but, not if you’re not made aware of such, subtle extravagances, which would clearly cost ya a fair penny !

Anyway, shower and food, as it was already 11 pm on Friday night, so, I wanted to try and sample the nightlife !!!

Well, the main restaurant stayed open late at the weekends thankfully, so, dinner was an 11.30 job in a very, swankily designed area, adjacent to the lobby and bar !!!!

I was greeted by a very cool, Peruvian waiter, named Rodrigo, who was very talkative, so, after having some, Delicious lamb, and an absolutely, spot on steak, with lots of Latin spices and a Colombian Bread, that just melted as soon as it touched my palette, he explained that the restaurant was owned and designed by a Mexican, who had a chain that was in places from, New York to Dubai, and to be fair, it wasn’t cheap, but, wasn’t crazy expensive either, but man, the food was exquisite !!!!!

Had a selection of what appeared to me, to be, steroid abusers, well, body builders, at the table across from me, a sight that I not only expected to, but, did see during the next couple of days in Miami !!!!

Maybe they were clean … ???

…. but, this is Miami, and, as Rodrigo and I ended up discussing, as cool as Miami is, pretence in Floridians, is as common as you’d expect in a place where money is flaunted !!!

We spoke on a multitude of topics, and he explained, that I could walk around safely, but shouldn’t do it downtown, as crime is quite regular, and we’re talking some pretty nasty ish’ … !!!

People are regularly held up, or, as he stated, CUT UP … by those below the poverty line !!!

However he stated that rather than head to South Beach, I should try the, Brickell Village, as its bars and clubs stay open, pretty much, through the night, and has a cool vibe, and, Hot Chicas’, are all over the place !!!!

As our conversation became more extensive, he explained about his reasons for leaving his home in Peru.

The story, sadly, encompassed being impoverished, and as beautiful as Peru is, he warned against staying in Lima, as crime levels have increased considerably, in recent times there.

Considering he was working, we really did have a very extensive conversation, which broached everything from, family, to appearance and judgement, as he explained that he liked to rock a FULL ON, ” Billy Goat Gruff “, type of look, which his wife, and work, prohibited him from sporting, and he suggested that, my hair would draw, quite a lot of attention, but was a popular look in Miami.

Well, as ever, I explained that it’s not all good, and that it tends to expose ignorance in people, pretty quickly !

Thus, time to find out if he was right, well, as ever, being in a money environment, exposes you to a very different attitude from people, because of the assumption, that you must be loaded !!!

Well, as I hit the bar for my customary, holiday XO, a white guy who was there on his own, immediately said hello, and chat began.

He was a very, cool looking, 50 year old dude, and he quickly stated, was a 6 figure earning realtor, who had found God, a recently born again Christian, so, I was on some …

“Okay, let me drink my drink and move on type vibes “, in my mind, but, as he talked more, he said he was a Rotarian, and that he was in the process of trying to provide affordable housing for the poor, that encompassed, I guess, more than the norm, as in, providing schemes to not only house, but to, educate and provide ways to employ, and secure things like, child care, so that these people could eventually sustain themselves gainfully, as he claimed his, Christian faith, had instructed him to do this !!!!

An interesting chap right … ???

He also claimed to have invested 300 thousand dollars, of his own money, over the last three years, and had networked with developers, to bring his idea to fruition, downtown, in Miami.

Indeed, an interesting guy, who then explained that he’d just got divorced, due to meeting another Christian Woman, who was a catalyst for change in what was clearly, a wealthy, but, unhappy existence !

Interesting doesn’t even, begin to explain this dude, as he then invited me to go partying with him !!!!

Hmmmm…. Quite the Christian, as he explained when we left the bar, at 2 am, to go looking for a good time !

Well, as he explained about his run ins wih women and hookers in Miami … It wax clear he wasn’t quite as, squeaky clean, as I suggested to him, a Good Christian should be !!!!!!

He seemed to appreciate my candour, so, then was like, “i’m gonna take you to The Brickells'”, so we can look for some pussy !!!!

I was of course, willing, and next thing he was taking me to his apartment, or, should I say Private Condo building, to pick up his car, well, TRUCK !!!!

… so we could drive to a favourite spot of his called, ” The Blue Martini ” …. A bar come club.

It reminded me of some, Dave Chappelle stand up, where he spoke on white peoples’ attitude to breaking the law, when driving, as my newfound, buddy for the night, Robert, had already had a few too many to be driving, i’d imagine, according to local law !!!!

Now, he wasn’t like, blind drunk, but, was def’ over the limit, not that he cared one iota !!!!!

So, as he takes me into this, again …. Very Plush Building … !!! … with, reception security as we entered, we go up like, 20 floors, and then I see this blacked out, heavy duty, pick up, that now proved he was no bullshitter !!!!

Money – YES, clearly in ABUNDANCE !!!!!

So, off we go, the truck was, SO BIG, that it could barely make the bends, to get out of the car park !!!!

Classic Mustangs, etcetera, on every floor !!!!

As we roll into the village, he points out new developments downtown, that are far from affordable, but, have waiting lists to get into !!!

1 & 2 bed condos’ that go for 300 thousand Dollars, upwards, that are in 60 floor buildings !!!!!

We get to the bar at 3, and he says it shuts at 4 !!!!!

The doorman, when he sees me, is ready to turn me away, until I drop, that the bar needs some London vibes !!!!

He smiles, but, as I have no I.D. …. He starts trying it, and basically, demands cash for him to let me in, so I get him to accept a 20, but, the cover is still a further 50 to get in !

Robert, who was vex that I paid the doorman, without batting an eyelid, covers the 50 for me, and party time begins !!!!!

Well, cool spot it was !!!!!

One floor up from ground level, all on one floor, but, with an outdoor bar, as well as two other bars, and people could dance where they wanted.

Latin tunes were thumping, with that, electronic edge to them, a mostly, mature crowd, so, we were good !

My man was scoping immediately, so, as I said to him, quite the Christian …. Ha Ha …. !!!!

So, having bought the first drink, the lil’ hottie’, who served it, got REALLY Pissy, when she received no tip !!!!

It was like a Reservoir Dogs moment, as, unless I get some exceptional service, i’m not tipping, just because ?!?

However, as Robert quickly explained, the service industry staff in The US, get paid so poorly, that they need their tips, so, I obliged, mainly because …. she was f’ing hot !!!!!

So, we started to prowl, and BOOM …. It was as if this, Super Fine Chica’, could smell the money, and Robert was that dude !!!!!

So, after he bought us, two HUGE Cohiba’ Cigars !!!!!

I told him to get on her cos’, she was eyeing him up …. and, he was in like Flint !!!!!

She was tall & sexy, but, very flirtatious !!!!

So, I started to get down to the tunes, and drank and smoked to my hearts content …. and had a great time, til’ 5 !!!!

In the meantime, Robert had dished the girl his business card, but said that he knew she used him for drinks, but, for that, he got to grab her up !!!! tits and ass, but he was one of quite a few, who did …..

Different town, same old ish’ ….

Hot chicks doing their, teasing and gold digging thing, which now, makes me laugh, because they’re so f’ing obvious !!!

So, Crazy Night … Crazy Christian Guy …. But I had a great time !!!!!

The Virge, getting some Miami vibes, thankfully, without the vice !!!!!

Onwards and upwards, as my next trip would take me to Honolulu, Hawaii ….

More to come folks …..

One.

The Virge

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” Lack ” … A Poem written by Big Virge 20/6/2006

Well folks, it’s that time again ….

and this month’s question, is one most like to avoid, but, truth be told, if you don’t look at yourself, you don’t really have much right to be casting stones at others ….

So my question is simple …..

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The Road to Hana … written by Big Virge 27/11/2014

….. and my final blog post covering my trip to Maui, well, it has to speak on the AMAZING …….

” Road to Hana ! “ 

Okay so, to end my Hawaii journal, more good stuff now peoples’ ….

…. and I do mean … GOOD STUFF !!!

The road to Hana is a Maui excursion that actually has a T-Shirt named after it, which I am now proud to say I own … !!!

…. and the T-Shirt gives a very clear indication of just how extraordinary the journey is, and the reason is because the T-Shirt states, in no uncertain terms ….

” I survived the road to Hana !!! ” 

So, to give you a clue as to why it says that, well, if you’ve ever watched, Ice Truckers, or, any of those shows that give you visions of … The Most Dangerous roads in the World … !!!

Well, this is clearly, one of those roads !!!!

Blind spots and bends, as well as single lane bridges, and parts of this road, that two cars, simply, cannot pass !!!

However, it is a road filled with wonder, from black sand beaches, to caves where, figures from this islands past, allegedly hid, to avoid all sorts of horrific things !

One particular spot has a clear water pool that is basically, part of a cavern. So, it’s a fresh water pool. Extremely clear, as well as being, SERIOUSLY COLD !!!
Cold enough for me, from just looking at it, to keep my black ass out of it !!!

Anyway, this road happens to be, one of those roads, that, if you’re a little too cocky…. Well, bad things can happen to ya !!!!

This part of Maui, is filled with forests of green, hiking trails, and waterfalls galore, from smaller versions, to some breathtaking visions, that seem to just appear out of the side of these, precipitous hillsides, to cascade into pools of water, that are now used, through expansive irrigation, to feed the huge sugar cane cultivation, that is a massive part of Mauis’ economy, and sugar exports. 

There I was thinking the Caribbean had the lions’ share of sugar exports, until hearing of the massive crop of sugar cane that is grown and harvested in Maui, that can grow up to 18 ft or so, and requires, huge amounts of water to ensure a fruitful yield !!!

Anyway, I digress, the road to Hana is indeed, as picturesque, as it is dangerous !!!!

The plant life, which in many cases, has been brought into the island, is varied, colourful, and in some cases, has proven to be invasive, to the point where some plants have had to be removed due to their wish to overrun, their fellow, brothers and sisters, like the worst kind of corporate styled, takeover !

Anyways, the usage of the waterfalls, and, subsequent water flows by the East Maui Irrigation company, is indeed impressive, considering the terrain that they have to navigate the water through …. and it is when you see their trucks driving along this road, that you realise the dangers of driving through this area, with any level of irresponsibility !!!

Do it … At Your PERIL !!!!!!!

…. Especially, once you pass through the quaint area of Hana, which is home to a very small community, a very small school and NO HOSPITAL !!!

Airlift bizness be running, to help anyone who is in need of any SERIOUS ATTENTION, in a hurry !!!!

Pretty crazy, but, this is how remote this part of Maui is. I cannot define it in words, as hard as I might try, but, believe me when I say, you need to see it, and should probably let an expert drive you, before you play … “Billy Big Bollocks”, and hire a Mustang or some other fancy ride to prove to yourself, or your partner, how cool you are ….. as you may just find yourself looking, rather weak, when you are being tailgated by locals who treat this road, like a regular city road, even when, bends twist acutely, and then overlook, extreme drops, not all into water either !!!!!

Some of the drops are straight onto cliff faces, and, volcanic rocks sharp enough to cut you in a thousand places, very quickly i’m sure !!!!

However, there are some great food spots and a very cool winery, from which I can now, highly recommend, the … Maui Blanc, which soothed my palette, near to the end of the drive, which, with all the stops, took the best part of a day, which again confirms, the expansive nature of this road, which, even had some areas that are named after African Planes, of an apparently, similar vein.

A bit cheeky i’m thinking, as everything from the symbol used by locals, to basically say, ” Hang Loose “, called, ” The Shaka “, to the culture of this island, would, much like many other places on this globe, when you assess them, have directly connectable themes, to ancient African Culture and heritage.

It’s actually, quite hard to belief that they don’t, especially when observing how they are used !!!

The road to Hana, as with much of Maui, has this spiritual feel and energy to it, that emanates through its landscapes, and historical tales. However, from a religious perspective, there were visions of different religious variables, of course, Catholic and Christian influences, and, rather large crosses, in certain hillsides, betray a past that defines the invasive nature of foreign religions, even in places as remote as Hana.

There was one church that is defined as being, ” Congregational “, which, seems to indicate an all accepting nature, but, once I see, Protestant or Christian faiths, being mentioned, seems to be quite the paradox, as neither denomination, defines all encompassing, or, inclusive, to me.

However, as the story of this particular church was related to us by our driver, Dave, it became apparent that this church, indeed, has the blessings of the …

” Most High ” …

as, many years before, it was the ONLY building, to survive a Tsunami, that hit the area, and demolished, pretty much everything else !!!!!

Pretty Incredible, and seemingly ….

Divinely Holy !

… having entered, it felt very eerie, if somewhat, awe inspiring, to imagine that, such a building withstood one of the most destructive forces of nature, and trust me, the waters surrounding this area, crash into the shore, with enormous power, at the best of times, let alone what would of been, the worst of times !!!

Okay so, moving on, this is one of those remote places in the world where the super rich, in some cases, have bought land, and, built secluded properties, for personal retreats, Oprah, being one of those people, apparently, for one of her dogs, she built a home for her dog trainer to take care of her dog/s, as there is some issue with bringing animals in and out of Maui !!!

Well, that’s when you know you are wealthy, when you can buy a home, in the hills, to avoid not having to have a pet being held in quarantine, when you fly in … ?!?

…. and, on that note, I will leave you with the thought of picturesque visions of sunsets from hilltops and mountainous regions, that truly define what, ” The Road to Hana “, exhibits.

It is a day excursion, that leaves you with some, stunning visual and culinary tastes.

I shouldn’t say apparently, but, one of those sights, was watching one of the drivers, basically, cliff dive off one of the sides of a waterfall, into a pool of water, that isn’t even that deep !!!!!

A memory that i’ll always keep.

“The Road to Hana”, people ….

NOT …. for the faint hearted, but, if you really want to take in what Maui has to offer, visually, it’s one you’ve, ABSOLUTELY, got to see … !!!!!

Aloha from me …

The Brother … Big V …

Peace.

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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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In amongst all the Pish that’s going on … written by Big Virge 26/8/2013

Yes Yes … Motha funksta’s … !!!!!

Well, as the, “Summer Rains”, of Barbados, do their thing, and my body keeps tellin’ me ….

“Eh bwoy, mind yaself, try and exercise, before me show you some pain ya can’t recover from … !!!”

I find myself in the midst of political shifts that are seemingly, increasing the angst levels in many people here, Bajans’ are indeed, Quite The … ” Different “, breed, in many ways … !!!!!

…. however, much like the masses of countries who live under what is essentially, still, British/Irish rule, they are complaining amongst themselves, rather than in the corridors of power, of those, they chose …. to vote in !!?!!

Thus, job pressures, strange economic decisions, and business pressures are now beginning, to seemingly, hit home. Everyone from students to some of the islands elders, are now seeing that, from the likes of LIAT, to, Barbadian Governance, there are problems in the region, that, perhaps needed to have been addressed before the likes of Richard Branson and others start to point them out to the rest of the world !!!

Anyhow, in amongst all this, I have to shout out my man Moss … !!!

… who has shown me something that, very few, in fact, hardly any Bajans’ have done, since my arrival, which is to, show me a good time amongst, “The Locals”, who, although clearly, not as well off as their white counterparts, find ways to get by, look after their young, and live in impoverished zones, just up the road from the likes of white folks who have everything and more ……… well, it would seem, but a REAL sense of community …. ???!???

Hmmmm …. I would seriously question their version of communal living against that of the block I was on last week, having had a really cool, afternoon & early evening there.

Even the bank i’m with here, who’ll get no free advertising on this page, had representatives who treated me as though, I am a human being, not some, “Scary, Crazy, Angry, Drug Induced, Maniac !!!”.

Wow, it’s taken, pretty much a year and a half, but, better late than never I guess !!!

My insurance company has also, in the last few, been showing me that they are actually, pretty efficient in ensuring that the accident I have recently been in …

(Thanks for asking everyone, yeah i’m fine !)

…. gets handled suitably, as it was quickly established that the, “white bod”, who was probably on his f’ing phone, was totally at fault !!!

Toyota here in Bim, is up to standard, at least, thus far, fairly friendly, professional and helpful, which does make you wonder what the rest of Barbados is playing at, in terms of their service ethics ???

Anyway, no such issues on the block last week, children in full flow, running around and causing as much disturbance to adults as they were, receiving love ….

A beautiful thing, and very inspiring for a writer like me …. !!!!!

The local, young puppy dog, on the lookout for a feed, which he/she got in the form of some Bajan takeout !!!!!

“Food” ….. to heighten the minds and spirits of the men and women, who, slowly but surely gathered for a dominoes session, which went from, late afternoon to night, like the sun and moon up in the sky !!!

No fancy apartments, just, I guess … ???

…. what many would many would define as, “Tenement style living”. An example being, the, Corrugated Iron Roof, over the wooden bench, where viewing of the domino table, could be availed.

All, practically built and designed, to enable the locals to chill, and, cool out, while tunes ran from yards, phones, or wherever sounds could emanate from !!!!!

I do not come from, abstract poverty, but, know what it is to use outside toilets and to bath in tubs from a pipe, and it does amaze me to this day, that, some people never escape such living !

Ghetto living, I hear you ask … ???

NO, just homes in poorer zones, while the wealthy look down at the residents, from a distance, in their heavily secured & gated homes, or ….

“Ghettos” … of a different type maybe … ?!?

So ….

“Escape” ….. is not what I see it as being, it would be to just have what the rest of us, “Well to do”, folks, have ……

Does our water make us any cleaner or better … ???

I somehow doubt it, but, as my Landlord was quick to advise me of today, my new neighbours are from the British High Commission !!!

“Like” …. Big F’ing Deal !!!!!

As if, my flying half way across the world to chill for a while, was to be next to the same ilk of Brit, who I couldn’t get close to, when living in London … !!!!!

Life eh …. You just can’t legislate for how it can play out sometimes …… ?!?

Anyway, as I explained to my landlord, “Titles'”, mean nothing to me anymore, especially when being on a block up the road, has shown me that, half of my neighbours rent for a year, could probably provide for, that, “Whole Community”, a level of development, that would avail, a less impoverished style of living !!!

I dare not say … BETTER … cos’ who’s TRULY living better huh ???

I saw peaceful, happy, fun-filled times, in just 5 hours, that, I will remember til’ the day I move on to what is hopefully, a more balanced, realm, where all this inequality, doesn’t exist.

We even had that, “Classic Moment”, where, due to one of the children’s attentive eyes, a Rather … BIG CENTIPEDE … !!!

… was spotted as dusk brought darkness to the block ….

Thank the father for, “Young Eyes”, huh !!!!

There was the usual commotion in establishing who was gonna kill it, interestingly, while my man, in his Timberlands, backed off … LOL … !!!!!

It was a reminder of why I wanted to come back here after, my visits, as a youngster, which I am thankful to my parents for doing for me, now, more than ever !!!

Maybe the other ignorant stuff that i’ve experienced, have indeed, been valuable lessons, backbiting, threats, and basically, a reluctance to face, “TRUTH”, or, show some sense of remorse for, said, ignorance, may well be about to face, Karmas’ Powers ….

Well, as time rolls on, I can only hope so …..

As for being on the block for a night, it was, indeed, a highly pleasurable experience and had none of the … “Wrong & Strong”, behaviour, that I have sadly, become accustomed to, from Bajans, claiming to have … RESPECT for man … ???!???

Well … there was … NOTHING … “Wrong & Strong”, to speak of, in this day, and, fa sure, not one iota came my way, and the funny thing is …..

This experience on … my brothers’ … BLOCK …

was …..

In amongst the Pish … that’s currently, going on …. !!!!!

Bless up y’all and have yourselves …. A GREAT WEEK !!!

One.

Big Virge.

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“Lack’ … A poem written by Big Virge 20/6/2006

2013 has shown me in so many ways how people are lacking in a great many things ….

Here are a few that I could clearly see, were gonna become more visible in people, some time ago ….

So, what do you … “LACK” … Huh … Motha Uckers !!! …………

Everybody lacks … something …
That’s a … Fact … !!!

So …
Let me ask you this … ?
What do … You Lack … ?

Do you lack …
” Common Sense ”
or …. Confidence … ???

or …
Do you lack what it takes … ?
to forsake what you gain …
from living … just for money …
like these … Corporate Heads … !!!

Well money …
” Certainly ” …. Pays …. !!!

But ….
Does not … ” Allay ” …
Unhappy Days … !!! …

Ask those … who take …
“Every Piece” … of the cake … !!!

If they say … Their Cash … !!!
Removes … Their Pain …
They’re being … Fake … !!!

Question …. ?
what they say … ?

If they lost their …
… ” Loved Ones ‘ …

Could their cash … Replace … ?
” Loved Ones ” … who’d placed …
Smiles on … Their face … !!! ? !!! …

The answer is … NO … !!!
and this … They Know … !!!

So …
Do you lack …
” Other things ” … ?
that … make you think …

” What is The Point !!?!! ”
of … Making Noise …
about the way …
we live … today …

Well …
that’s okay …
it’s been … that way …
since the … early days …
of … ” Shackled Slaves ! ” …

Many lack … the ability …
to face … ” The Truth ” … !!!

Do those … last words …
Apply … to you … !!?!! …

Well …
If they … DO … ?!?

You’re lacking in food …
You should … Consume … !!!

These days …
I Lack … ” Patience ” …
with those who are …
….. ” Blatant ” …..

” Ignorant Fools !!! ” …

Those I find …
with … ” Narrow Minds ” …
who choose to … move …
in the land … of the blind … !!!

Those now inclined …
to … Ignoring Signs … ?!?
that …. ” Indicate ” ….

………. ” New ” ………..
” Troubled Times ” … !!! …
for … “Our” …
” Human Kind ” … !!!

But … if we pressed …

“Click” ………..
Rewind …

I’m sure we’d find …
Many Things … ” Replicated ” …
Like …… ” Old Pastimes ” ……

Do you lack … ?
The Ability …
to want to … ” Backtrack ” … ?

Can I ask you …
” Freely ” … ?

Why are you … like that … ???

Afraid of what you’ll see … ??!??
or … what you’ll … FIND …
that’ll … EXPOSE … Lies …
“Cleverly” … disGuiSed …
to keep … The Truth …

hidden ……

….. From …..
” Enquiring Minds ? ” …

This seems to be …
… ” Planned ” … !?!

to … Ensure Most …
….. ” Lack ” …..

” The Ability ” …..

to deal with … FACTS …

Like …..
Why are women …
Soooo hard … to understand … ???

In the very beginning ….
They’re … HARD to ATTRACT … !!!!!

If ….
You’re a man …
who … HOLDS … Your Stance …
THAT … You give a damn …
” About ” … Their Needs …

while those who … Lack …
such ….. ” Courtesies ” …..
seem to get … Pussy …

Like …. ” Next one please !!! ”

Girls who … LACK …
any … Common Sense …
are those … I don’t want …
inside ….. My Bed ….. !!!!!!!!!!

But ….
Hell Yes … Yeah …

I’ll pass through theirs’ … !!!!!

Now ….
Hear me out girls …
Don’t take … Offence … !!!!!

But ….
Too Many … of you …
Pick The ….

“Wrong Damned Men ?!?”

Again and Again …..
Your Case … CLEARLY …
Has …. ” No Defence ” … !!!!!

These days …
There’s a …. LACK ….
of … ” Good ol’ … FUN … !!!

Especially with …
A … ” Good Woman ! ” …

….. ” Relationships ” …..
seem to end … So Quick … !!!

Before … ” Love’s Able ” …
to get a …. ” GRIP !!! ” ….
and have a chance to …

…….. ” Sit ” ………

at the … Dinner Table …
That’s … ” REALITY ” …
and is … ” No Fable ! ” …

Like …. Kane and Abel …

Things are … CLEARLY …
Quite …. ” Unstable ” …. !!!!!

Like … reception through …
Those … ” Dodgy Cables ! ‘ …

No … MTV …
or … Sky TV …

But …
Here’s the link …
So take … THIS IN … !!!

There’s now a … LACK …
of ….. ” RELIABILITY ” …..
in how …. People ….
Now Seem … to be … !!!!!

“I’ll call you tonight !”

“Cool, that’s just fine,
I should be home,
by, half past nine,
don’t let me down,
I don’t like to be clowned !!!”

“Trust me man,
I will ring you !!!”

” Haven’t heard from
….. THAT FOOL …..
for a whole week now …
if he calls me with …
A Poor excuse …
My mouth is gonna,
leave him … Schooled …
and make him … frown …
with the words … I Choose … !!! ”

I just can’t stand ….
when people …. LACK ….

….. ” Reliability ” ….. !!!!!!!!!!!

or … is it … Just Me … ?!?

Asking … TOO MUCH … !!!
to hope that …. Some ….

“Good Ones” … are left … !!!
who are …. ” Reliable ” ….
from … Start to End … !!!

and deal in …
” Honesty ” …

People … You TRULY ..
can call … Your Friends … !!!!!

Well ….
One thing … I Don’t Lack … !
is a will to … ” Express ” …
through poetry …. sent ….
to my …. Notepad …. !!! ….

So … now it’s time …
to end … This Rhyme …

About ….
Some Things ….

That … WE ALL …
…… ” Lack ” …… !!!!!

But ….
If you think ….

You DON”T … Lack Anything … ???

Let me just say this ….

You are … DREAMING … !!!!!!!!!

EVERYONE …
Lacks something ….

That’s just … FACT … !!!!!!!

So …..
Be HONEST … with yourself …

What Do … You … ?

…….. Lack …….. ???

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