Too-ings and Goings …. written by Big Virge 13/02/2017

Yes Yes people ……

So, as I sit here watching horses frolicking with each other, here in Barbados, much has been going on over the last couple of months ….

Well, first and foremostly, my debut album has finally dropped, production from Strat Carter & Anthony Lowhar, and that heavy, vocal lyricism, that is synonymous with the name Big Virge ….

The album is called VIRGES’ WORLD … and is available on an adundance of online platforms, but CD Baby is where it was released first ……

Hip Hop styled, but do not confuse what you hear as being that, nope, this is a SPOKEN WORD Album, just with different paces of speech, it’s Poetry.

So, don’t be dismissing, try and give the ish’ a listen, you might be surprised by what you find resides in this poets mind …..

Fresh, Real, Raw …. and built from my core values of honesty, straight talk, Phat beats, and yes, some offensive lyrics, to those who cannot work with Real Talk…..

….. which leads me to Brexit’ and The Trumpster’……

Well, having just returned from a London trip, I can safely say that Brexit has enforced the British drive to create themselves, a breed of Modern Slave, who clearly are only brave, behind polling cards, that define what resides in their hearts, which would seem to be to conform and follow the political whatevers…. ??? …. who seem to be doing, quite nicely thank you, regardless of what Brexit’ has done to the UK’s economy, and the general way that the country runs.

Movements towards a cashless society, less general dealings with people, and more with computers, and systems driven by technology ……

However, with all this tech, to drive in London, has become the complete opposite of what it once was …. Now you have cameras tracking your every move, 20 mile an hour speed limits, in areas once free for the brave to drive at speed, for fun, or simply to get where you needed to, if your were running a little late ….

Work home work, for most …. chasing that pound, even though it doesn’t get you far, unless you’ve got plenty of them, right about now !!!!!

In the space of a few months, the country has changed dramatically, and as a friend suggested to me, in basically 5 years, the populous of London alone, would seem to have doubled !!!!!

Parking is a complete nightmare, and costs an arm and a leg, with restrictions in place, here, there and everywhere ….. !!!!!

It’s pretty crazy, and looks like being a rough old ride, until this Brexit situation gets resolved !

Mainly because of the apparent cost of being the first to start, what may be a trend of countries exiting, what many claim to be a bureaucratic nightmare, being the EU, and it’s money train of freeloading MP’s & MEP’s, who apparently, have been getting fed like fat cats, for quite some time now !!!!

Figures in the Billions, being thrown around, possibly up to 600 Billion, being touted as the cost for Britain’s departure from the EU !!!

Well, who knows, or really cares …. Brexit’ voters ….. ???

Well, i’d say not, when looking at the basic costs of living in the UK right about now !!!!!

Anyways, it is what it is, but America, well, Donald has started as he suggested he would, creating mayhem, executive orders, that are being revoked by the legal system, and just like England, creating difficulties and concerns for companies, whose employees now, are not sure whether they are coming or going, it’s all good fun ….

Well, maybe not fun, but it certainly is a time of much change and as a friend said to me recently, there is a DISTINCT, change in the wind, and time will definitively tell, where it is, the world is now heading, and if the new US Presidents’ initial movements are anything to go by, the blasé attitudes that many have chosen to exhibit, and live by in recent times, are about to be turned upside down …… or are they ???

Well, Mr. Trump has already seen that he can be stumped by those who surround him, as in, congress, the senate, and the same people who seemed to have given him the job, who, when they rally together, are a force that even he, has to respect and bow to, well so far at least …..

This is all, simple proof of the fact that these Presidents are merely puppets for the world to focus on, while the agendas that have long since been discussed as the next wave of change, are being initiated and mobilised …..

Brexit’ and Trump, are diversions for bigger things to be put into place, in my opinion, like the rise of nationalism, from Europe to the US, and the NOT SO, United, United Kingdom … LMAOL

….. and as I read yesterday, South Africas’ ANC, and rival political factions, like the EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters), are far from finding ways to agree to disagree. There was fighting in the room, as Jacob Zuma attempted to give his, ” State of The Nation ” speech.

Well, how appropriate a title, the, ” State of affairs “, over there, may well be a pre-cursor for much that will occur over the next 18 months or so !!!

Let’s hope not, but hope, like Mr. Obamas … ” Change ” … would seem to have been a ruse, to make people believe that the Political Process, could actually step away from scandal, corruption and war …. and work for the benefit of the masses ….

If Obama did that for you, well, I think you need to wash the sleep out of your eyes and recognise that, as much as we have a larger number of people who are perhaps, less uncomfortable with integration and the rising of one nation, the nationalists like Mr. Trump, and his friends, like Theresa May from the UK, are not about to let that become a trend that will work for Twitter or any other media platform that feeds the masses …..

So indeed, it shall be an interesting 2017, with a great many more ……

Too-ing’s & Goings …….

” Virges’ World ” ….. is available here …..

https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/bigvirge

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“Brutal” … A Poem written & performed by Big Virge

Okay people, so, as a follow up to my last post ….

Here’s proof that people, in fact, sadly, mostly those claiming to be artists, are PUSSIES … !!!!!

YUP …. I said it ….

PUSSIES … !!!!!

They are normally quick to run for cover, when heads speak freely about the world and it’s woes, or better still, people and their willingness to be penned in like sheep !!!

It’s incredible how they, and obviously, those who claim to appreciate, freedom of expression and artistry, are quick to distance themselves from anything that is remotely, anti-establishment …..

or ….

Art that has, NOT BEEN DONE, for people to say that … “They Love It !”

or, even worse still …..

because it’ll get them a pay cheque ….

These are the same fuck-holes, who are quick to claim that they …

” Keep It Real ” … with their art ?

Hmmm …. What a CROCK !!!

Imma’ hit that, ” Keep It Real ” … subject, down the line, but, as said in my two previous posts …

If Donald Trump can wantonly, speak on things in such an unabashed fashion, and not have to deal with the ….

“Expression Police” … as it were …

…. who want to restrict, and deny exposure, to the type of artistry, that this kind of piece represents, one where frank and honest assessments are expressed, that can actually be validated, rather than debated, and then dismissed as some kind of conspiratorial nonsense …..

Then … SO CAN I … !!!!!

So, once again ….

Pussholes’ …..
should leave this alone … !!!!!!

The rest of you, well, I hope you pay close attention to what you hear, and pass this on to those who you know, can deal with talk that is REAL !!!!!

…. because ….

compared to Trump, Cameron & the rest of their ilk of Political Figureheads ….

These words are actually, contrary to the title,

FAaaaaaaaaaaRRRRRRRRRR ……… from being …….

BRUTAL …….

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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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So, The Good Times Begin – Haleakala !!! … written by Big Virge 22/11/2014

Okay so, here we go folks, the good times begin !!!

Off to the famed crater, formed, from the volcano, that once was, the active Haleakala !

aka – The House of The Sun

If you want the details on this amazing natural phenomena, well, y’all know where Wikipedia is … !!!

Suffice to say, it is essentially, to the south east of Maui, and is situated about 10000 feet above everything else … Just incredible !!!

So, to ensure that I was to get a spot that availed a clear view of the sun rising, it was a sleep depriving, 2.45 a.m. pick up, from where I was staying ….

However, how many times in your life do you get to see the sun rise from the summit of what was once a fully active volcano … ?!?

Well, I ain’t expecting it to be too many more times, if at all, in this lifetime, so, jet lagged and whatever else I may have been, having barely unpacked and got a piece of Maui life, I was up and ready to go, like a state trooper, which, being the late sleeper i’ve become, was no fun !
However, once I got picked up by our rather witty driver, Mike, who then picked up his partner in crime for the day, Aaron, their rather dry and sometimes, very funny, humour, kept the 10 or so folks in the bus, awake and engaged, from varying questions about everything from the expansive sugar cane harvest, that Maui produces, to the dangers of this incredible road, that takes you up to the heavens, as it were.

Fortunately for me, the hotel staff were on point, and advised me to take a blanket because the morning air, up there, can be, SERIOUSLY COLD, and FUCK, were they right !!!!!

So, thankfully, I had a blanket as well as the, extra trousers and jacket provided by the tour. Some heads were vocally, seriously jealous, when they saw me wrapped up like a Siberian Christmas Gift !!! …. but hey, sometimes, my vibes create that level of love from people, so, I gotta give props to the Wailea Marriot staff, who, for the most part, have been, extremely cool with me, from the moment of my arrival.

Anyways, yup, we were one of the first groups to get to the summit, overlooking a very dark scene, with, chilling winds, and very little else to do, but wait and listen to little tit bits from our man Aaron, who was actually, pretty scathing of some of the other park rangers and advisors, who seem to be, a little less customer friendly !

So, it would seem that, I had once again, landed on my feet, in terms of the tour operator the hotel uses, as Mike and Aaron, were very cool, but, much like the elements up there, were slowly, warming up to our group, and to the task of keeping us, suitably entertained, before the sun actually decided to give a lil’, and I do mean, ” lil’ “, warmth up there !

So, I had Canadians, and I think, some heads from Cali’, running talk, and jokes, about this and that, while we waited.

I dared not unwrap myself to take a picture, as I could feel my nose beginning to run like the proverbial tap, so, was just trying to stop big drippy boogas, from coming out of my nose, for the most part !

This adventure provided clear proof to me that …..

Damnnnn …. !!!

White folks can take some cold though people !!!!!

Pictures were being taken, although the husband of one of the ladies who came up with us, was smart, and used my big frame as some kind of wind shield, from those, chilly, trade winds.

If those were trade winds, at that moment, i’d of traded them for a Bajan Beach, right about then !!!

However, as time passed, we approached the approximate, 6.30 eta, for the sun to rise … and let me make this clear people, this is not a hour long slow and steady, it really happens, seemingly, in the blink of an eye, so, as crowds and groups gathered, and entered the shelter of the visitor centre, up she came ….

Stunning, Beautiful, Orangey, Yellow hues in the distance, that shone upon us, and the dark brown, and black, volcanic rock that was formed from the cooling of the lava flow that once came form Haleakala.

It is rumoured that over the precipice that was formed, there were many warriors of ancient times, who threw themselves off the mountain, as a form of high order sacrifice, which is truly incredible to think could of been happening where people now come for a tourist attraction.

There was little time for photo ops, for us tourists, but again, due to Aaron’s experience, when I asked him to take one of me, he was quick to tell me to open up my fingers slightly, so I could hold the sun !

Now this may seem strange, but bwoy, did he take a great photo !!!

Due to my standing in front of the sunlight, i’m silhouetted, but, my fingers literally appear to be holding the sun as it rose !

It’s one of those shots to treasure, and I will always remember Aaron for that, and it will always be a memory i’ll now, not only have in digital form to treasure, but, one that my mind will hopefully, never lose, just because of the gravitas of the whole scenario !

First time to Maui, first real excursion undertaken, and the first time i’ve ever been, THAT F’ing cold, and standing outdoors, at that time of the morning !!!!

Golfers can carry dey’ ass, they don’t know about cold, unless they’re doing 18 holes in F’ing Antarctica !!!

So, as I said, it went from dark to light, in what seemed like seconds, but essentially, moments after we saw it rise out of the skyline, it was day.

Due to the precipitous & nebulous nature of Maui, again, all connected to the volcanoes, in no small degree, the cloud cover was almost as impressive as the sunrise, because there were just so many surrounding, that, a little rain was in the air, but, whilst we were up there, we thankfully, didn’t get wet.

However, as said, it was so cold, that I actually lost some of the skin right under my nostrils, from trying to stop them running, just to give you an idea of what the elements can do up there.

So, from there, having noticed the apparent, laser capable observatory, that was from Reagans’ days in office, to observing some of the differing species of plant life that reside up there, we headed half way down the hill, because yup, it was time to get on some bikes and enjoy the return journey, on two wheels !!!!!

How f’ing cool ???

VERY FUCKING COOL !!!

The bikes are a breed I have rarely seen before, with disc operated brakes, that have, ONE GEAR, which I guess is called, DOWNHILL, as that was the majority of the terrain we cycled on.

Aaron said they used to do these rides from the top, until a couple of people missed bends and yup, died from not paying attention, and going over the edges of some the turns !!!!!

Yes folks, that’s how steep, and twisty, the road to Haleakala can get, but, our journey, from more like 6000 feet or thereabouts, was still challenging, if you’re a lil’ squeamish, or not so fit, but, just blissful.

Countryside, hills, lush green vegetation on all sides, and some beautiful homes to observe, on the route, in fact, now it comes to me, I digress, but damn, we even had a couple from Lebanon, in our party !!!

However, within a few hundred feet of our ride down, the Lebanese Lady, had to get off and come down in the van with Mike. Aaron, meantime, was styling it out, with both feet on one side of his bike, leading the rest of us down, this incredible road, and what a fun part of the excursion that was !!!

If you were smart with your brakes, you basically could get down to the bottom, without peddling at all !!!

The bikes are so specific for such journeys, that, if you do pedal, you feel like the chain has snapped, because there is almost no resistance for you to pedal against.

We hit a local golf course for BREAKFAST, YES … BREAKFAST, and then headed back to our hotels, which was another 2 hour drive or thereabouts …..

I was of course, shattered, upon returning, but had a great time !!!!!

Upon returning to my hotel, was quickly poolside, found a comfy lounger, ordered some food, and chilled the fuck out, for the remainder of the day, and then took in an, equally beautiful sunset that evening !!!!!

….. and thus, my Maui trip had truly began, and I had seen enough to know that, this was gonna be one hell of a holiday ….

So, more to come people, believe me, this is just the beginning … !!!

Aloha … which is not just hello, but, is also an expression of …

Love and Peace ….

So, once again, all the way from my hotel in Maui ….

ALOHA people … !!!

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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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“Brutal” … A Poem written by Big Virge 22/11/2006

Some people choose
to take the view
that words I use
are … Too …

…. ” BRUTAL ” …. !!!!

because of things
I say through scripts
that clearly hit
what’s … ” Sensitive ” … !!!

Respect for … Each Other …
Regardless of … ” Colour ” … !!!

Single Mothers ….
Suckers who choose …
to drive in … ” Hummers ” … ?!?

Political moves
that are … “kept” …

… “well covered” … !!!!!

Well ….
Simple … Truth …
FRIGHTENS … a pool … !!!!!
of …. Multitudes ….
who … choose to infuse …

” DistoRTed ” … news … !!!

That … tries to … Confuse … ?!?
and … Divert … our views
from …. ” REAL ISSUES ” …. !!! ….

My Poetry … moves …
like … Dancers’ Shoes …

So … Yes … It’s True …
It … “Entertains” … A few …

So ….
Why do some choose … ?
to say … “It’s Brutal ” … ?!?

When ….
Searching for … TRUTH …
is … Nothing New … !?! …

Yes ….
It can upset … ” Clans ” …
of … Ignorant Mans …
Who … ” understand ” …
instead of … OVERSTAND … !!!
The ways we’re … “Trapped” …
by … ” Divisive Plans ” …

It’s time for a … ” Change ” … !!!
to the … Rules of the Game …
which is why I say … !!! …
The things … I say … !!! …

Isn’t it …. okay …. ???
to sometimes … FACE …
the things that …
make you … ” Feel Afraid ” … ?

From … ” THE TRUTH “…
You Can’t … RUN … !!!!!

So why choose … ” Abuse ” … ?
That … Strikes you … Dumb …
and … Leaves you … Numb … !!!

I’m NO … ” Tom Thumb ” … !!!
and … Don’t Believe …
In …. ” Shooting Guns ” …. !!!!!!!

But …
My Poetry clearly ….
leaves some … STUNNED …
and makes them feel like …

…. ” Life’s NO FUN ” …. !!!!!!!

Well ….
Life is … LIFE … !!!
Good Times … Bad Times …
… ” Unbelievable Crimes ” … !!!!!

Designed by minds ….
of …. EVIL TYPES …. !!!!!

So
Why … Try to Deny … ???
Life’s lows and … HIGHS … !?!

So Brutal … NO … !!!!!
My use of … prose …
is built … to show …
Life’s … HIGHS and … lows … !!!

Ofcourse … Sometimes …
I like to …. JOKE ….
through things I quote …
in rhymes I write …

But …..
Come On Now … !!!
… ” Current Times ” …
are … NOT … so nice … !!!

All you have to do …
is just … Look Around …

” Brutal Crews ”
are in … Most Towns … !!!

The … ” Ultimate Prize ” …
is Far from …………….. Sight …. !!!!!

Love and … Peace …
within … our streets …

Prosperity and … Harmony …
for you and … me …
and YES … for …

… ALL HUMANITY … !!!!!!!!!!

But ….
such a … Goal …
seems … Hard to reach … !?!
when we … Impede …
…. ” MORE UNITY ” …. ?!? ….

” Divisions ” … Lead to …
… ” Big Collisions ” …

while … My Poetry …
INSPIRES … ” Visions ” …

So … BRUTAL … NO …
Take a minute … and …

…… LISTEN …… !!!!!

My Written … Inscriptions …
Provide … Prescriptions …
for things now seen as …
” Impossible Missions ” … !!!

See …
It’s … Down to … YOU … !!!
and … Down to … ME … !!!
to face … TRUTH …
and …. ” REALITY ” …. !!!!!!!!!!!

Improprieties …
and … Impossibilities …
Fuel … ” Poetic Speech ” …
in people … like me …
who … want to see …
More People … FREE …
from … Poverty …
and Policies … of …

…… ” Fallacy ” …….

Belief and … FAITH … !!!
Can help us … change …
and … ” Relegate ” …

“Those” …. Heads of State …
who choose to … DICTATE … !!!!!

to a place where … No-one …
Sees … ” Their Face ” … !!!!!

or … Listens to things …
They have to … ” say ” … !!!

” They ” … deal in …
MUCH … ” Brutality ” … !!!
whilst … ” Controlling ” …
….. ” Society ” …..

What’s …
Good for … THEM
causes …. PROBLEMS …. !!!!!!

Problems … we now …
NEED TO … ” Stem ” … !!!!!

” Violence ” …..
in … women and men …
and now … ofcourse …
in … ” Many ” … children … !!!

But these issues …
are … ” Nothing New ” … !!!

We’ve … simply found …
Some … ” Fancy Tools ” … !!!
To Prove … the things …
some humans … do …

But …
It’s … NEVER TOO LATE … !!!
to make a … ” Change ” …
if we learn to make … ” GOOD ” …
The mistakes … we make …

” Forward Thinking ” …. Brains ….
would say ….. ” The Same ” ….. !!!!!

But yes … sometimes …
We Express … through … PAIN … !!!

Nonetheless … our minds …
are … ” Mostly Primed ” …
to … ” Set things Straight ” … !!!!!

Through the things that …
…. ” We’re Saying ” …. !!!! ….

” Society’s ” …. DRAIN ….
is … Humanity’s GAIN … !!!!

If we choose to learn from …
Mistakes … we’ve made …
and … Choose to … REFRAIN …
from repeating them … AGAIN …

We may then … see a world
of …. ” Brighter Days ” …. !!!!!

As a poet whose views …
” Reflect ” … what’s … TRUE …

It would clearly be ……. ?!?

….. ” Unusual ” ……

to write about … Life …
without sometimes …

being … somewhat …..

…….. ” BRUTAL ” ……. !!!!!

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“Visions” … A Poem written by Big Virge 27/9/2005

Do you have … ” Visions ” … ?
of a … ” Better Life ” …

” Visions ” … of a home …
and a … ” Beautiful Wife ” …

I Visualize …..

When I … have time …
and describe … ” My Visions ” …
through … ” Poetic Rhymes ” …

Words and Pictures …
Help …. Design ….
Inner Visions … in …
” My Mind ” …….

I think … you’ll find …
Those words … Aren’t Mine … !!!

Those are …

Stevie Wonders’ … Lines … !!!!!

A Man with … ” Vision ” …
but … ” No Sight ” … !!! …

A Man … whose words …
SHINE Like … ” Sunlight ” … !!!

If you were … “blind” …
What would you write … ???

If what you heard …
became your … ” Sight ” … ???

Stevie’s Proved …
throughout … His Life …

” Visions ” … come …
from … ” DEEP INSIDE ” …
and … come from … ” Those ” …
Who … ” USE ” … Their Mind … !!! …

” Inner Visions ” …
” Superstition ” …

Both are … Stevies’
” Compositions ” … !!!

His Visions … have …
” Inspired ” … ME … !!!
since I bought …
” My First ” … LP … !!!!!!

My Use … of words …
has … ” Factual Visions ” … !!!!!

But some … prefer …
to write … ” Pure Fiction ” …

If that’s … ” Your Way ” …
Then …. ” That’s Okay ” …. !!!

I Can’t … Tell You … !!!
What You … Should Say … !!!!!

But …..
Have … an opinion …

So What’s
Your … ” Position ” … ???

Are … ” Your Visions ” … ?
” Fact “… or … ” Fiction ” … ?

Do you …. Visualize …. ?
… ” A Wonderland ” … ???

or … are you … HERE … ?
in … This Here … Land … ???

Writing things …..

for the … ” Good of Man ” … !?!
and YES …. Woman ….
and … MOST OF ALL …
for … ” Our Children ” … !!!!!

They NEED … Some Truth … !!!
AS DO …. Their friends …. !!! ….

Before … They Walk …
Into …. ” PROBLEMS ” …. !!!

Our Futures’ … rest …
with … Some of … them …

That’s Why …
They … NEED … !!!!!

” Visions ” …
of … Sense … !!!

Rather than visions …
of … ” Pounds and Pence ” …
or … of things like …

….. ” False Defence ” ….. !!!!!

Visions … SPREAD …
by … Governments … !!!!!

Children …..
NEED … ” Visions ” …
of …. ” TRUE LOVE ” …. !!!!!

NOT …. of all ….
This … ” Push and Shuv’ ” … !!!!!

Visions of ….
A … ” Loving Hug ” …
from … ” Their Dad ” …
to YES … ” Their Mum “… !!!!!

Visions … ” WITHOUT ” …
” Knives or Guns ” … !!!!!!!!

“Visions” ….. where …..
They’re having …. FUN …. !!!!!

On a beach ….
in … Bajan Sun … !!!!!

Well that’s … ” My Vision ” … !!!!!

I Pray it comes …..
Long Before … i’m … 61 … !!!

” Visions ” … RUN …
Like … Ben Johnson … !!!!!

But ….
Drugs are … NOT … !!! …
The Answer … Son … !!!!!

Well ….
Maybe … SOME … !!!!!
That Give … FREEDOM …

” Freedom ” … of thought …
and …. ” Expression ” ….

Come on now … !!!
You Know … The Ones’ …

Those that … NEED … !!!
Some … ” Natural Sun ” … !!!!!

Those that …
” Herbsman’ ” ….
like to … ” Bun’ ” … !!!!!

Now … before they start …
These aren’t things …
for our … children … !!! …

But …

” Strong-Willed ” … men …
like …. Bob Dylan ….

Men with … ” Visions ” …
NOT … ” Conditioned ” …

Men whose … ” Inscriptions ”
EXPOSE …. ” Villains ” ….
NEEDING … Convictions … !!!!!

I guess that’s how … ?
I’d … Like to be …

A man … ” Revered ” …
for ….. ” His Poetry ” ….. !!!!!

A Man who …
CHALLENGED … “Society” … !!!!!

and … All it’s ……
IMPROPRIETIES … !!!!!

These beliefs ….
Rest … DEEP IN ME … !!!
and continually … GROW …
Just like a …. ” Tree ” ….

” Branching Out ” ….
and … ” Bearing Leaves ” …

FREE … to … ” Be ” …
and FREE … to … ” See ”

A world of … LOVE …
and ….. ” UNITY ” …… !!!!!

I Visualize … BEAUTY …

NOT … Needless Killing …

These words i’ve written …
are just … An Edition …
of my … Lyrical Mission …

cos’ … Poetic Usage …
of …. ” Good Diction ” ….

Can give you … ” Hope ” …

and YES … Such …

…….. ” Visions ” …….

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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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