“Exclusion or Inclusion ???” … A Poem written by Big Virge 10/5/2005

An interesting subject on the basis of much that has surrounded recent Whitehouse events, as well as conversations between CERTAIN Russians and Americans, but this was written many moons before all the Political NONSENSE, of todays world ……

So …..

Exclusion or … ” Inclusion ” …
Which option do you … ” Choose ” … ???

Do you feel like …
… ” Your Inclusion ” …
is the passage to be … ” Cool ” … ?!?

Even if ….
The crew you … follow …..
is … “Full Of” … STUPID FOOLS … !!!!!

” FOOLS ” … who use …
Their … ” Snakeskin Shoes ” …
to make those … CRUCIAL …

….. ” Power Moves ” ….. !!!!!!!!!!

If … That’s You … ???
Is that … ” YOU ” … ?!?

Are you … REALLY …
being …… ” True ” …… !?!

or … living life …
in a … ” Human Zoo ” …

by this … I mean …
Your … Self-Esteem …
has … CLEARLY LOST …
it’s ….. ” Mr. Sheen ” …… !!!

You’re in a … ” Zone ” …
now FILLED WITH … ” Clones ” …
whose … ” Facade ” … is … TOUGH …
when ….. NOT ……. !!!! ……… alone …..

They change their ring …
” Without ” …. Dialling Tones ….
because they have …. such ….

….. ” Brittle Bones ” …..

They Claim to have …
A … ” Happy Home ” … !!!!!

But ….
FEAR … the thought …
of life …. ALONE ….

They … Surround themselves …
with … ” Superficial Friends ” …
throughout … their week …
and at …. ” Weekends ” ….

So ….. ???
Which do … YOU … prefer … ?!?

Exclusion … or .. Inclusion … ???

A life … Without Confusion …
A life … Without the Nonsense …
of … ” Agenda-Lead Collusion ” … !!!

Do You Need …….. ” Doors Open ” … ?

or … Do You … ? …

” Open them ” … YOURSELF … !?!?!

Do You … ???
want to make a … ” Difference ” …
or … Get Yourself … SOME WEALTH … ?!?

I try to keep …
My … ” Mental Health ” …
by ……………….. AVOIDING THOSE ……
who have ….. ” Foul Smells ” ….. !!!!!! …..

I trust in … ” God ” …
and TRUST … ” Myself ” …
to do … What’s … RIGHT … !!!

or … ” BURN IN HELL ” … !!! …

I BELIEVE … in this … !!!

YES … !!!!! …
Love Thyself … !!!

Love those …
Who Do … ” Love Themselves ” … !!!

WITHOUT …. VANITY …. !!!
or the …. ” HARD SELL ” …. !!!!!

These people … make …
Our World … ” UNWELL ” … !!!!!

Look in … ” Their Eyes ” …

They’re … TELLING LIES … !!!!!
to be …. ” Accepted ” ….
by ….. ” FAKE GUYS ” ….. ?!?!?

who … Just Can’t Take …

….. My Diatribe ….. !!!!!!!!!!!

This view … IS MINE … !!!
It’s NOT …. ” Divine ” ….

Don’t Feel …
… ” Inclined ” …
to ….. FALL IN LINE … !!!!!

Exclusion ….
” ISN’T ” …. My Design …. !!!

It’s been … ” Designed ” …
by ….. ” Simple Minds ” …
Who NEED … ” Inclusion ” …

…. ALL THE TIME …. !!!!!

Why do they … NEED IT … ?!?

They can … ” KEEP IT ” … !!!!!!!!

Im an … ” Exception ” …
with ……. ” Insight ” ……… !!!
EXCLUDE ME ….
If you … Feel That’s Right … !!!

At the end of the day …..
We’re … ALL GONNA DIE … !!!!!!

Those who … ” Exclude ” …
Will … ” Probably ” …. FRY …. !!?!!

” Finding ” …. INCLUSION ….
where …. LUCIFER LIES …. !!!!!

That’s …. NO SURPRISE …. !!!!!

…. ” Facades and Lies ” ….
Are Them …. ” DEFINED ” …. !!!!!
But … ” CAN’T DiSguIsE ” …
Their … ” Fraudulent Guise ” … !!!!

It … CAN’T … be wise …
to … Always hide …

YOUR ……………………..

….. “True Self” …….

Why be …. ” So Sly ” …. ?!?

That’s a … Question …
I DON’T … face … !!! …

because i’m … ME …
WHEREVER … I Be … !!!!!

I ….. DON’T NEED ….. !!!
These … PHONEY CLIQUES … !!!!!

What about …. YOU …. ?!?
Are you ….. TRUE ….. ?!?!?!?

Or ….
Do You … NEED … ?
These … POMPOUS CREWS … !?!

That’s …
Up to … YOU …

What do you choose … ?

” Exclusion … or … Inclusion ”

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” Too Easy ” … (Redux) … written & performed by Big Virge

Too Easy – written and performed by Big Virge

Recorded by The Dark Doktahz, London

Remixed at Shoestring Studios, Barbados

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“What Do You See ?” … (The words) … A Poem written by Big Virge 7/3/2005

So … What do you see … ?
when … you look at yourself … ?

Do you see an … ” Image ” … ?
or a … ” Picture of Health ” … ?

or the …
” Fakest ” … of people
who’d rather see … ” Wealth ” … ?

Dunno bout’ … you … ?

but …
I see … A Brother …
who’s from a … ” Hard School ” … !!!

A school of … ” Hard Knocks ” …
Surrounded by ….. ” FOOLS ” ….. !!!!!!

Some … who’ve been drowned …
in this … ” Western Whirlpool ” … !!!!

See … it’s easy to blame
My Problems on … ” Colour ” …
but these days … I feel …
like … problems i’ve got …
come from sisters and brothers …
who live for … ” THEMSELVES ” …

REGARDLESS … of colour … !!!!!

But ….
DON’T … Get Me Wrong … !!!
being black … can be … TOUGH … !!!!!

cos’ …
white folks just … ” Use Us ” …
and place us … ” In Cuffs ” …

But ….
People are People … !!!

Some Blacks … do the stuff …
that leads me to … ” Thinking ” …

Some blacks …
You … CAN’T TRUST … !!!!!

” Ashes to Ashes ” …
or … ” Dust to Dust ” …
when I look at myself …
Sometimes … I just … CUSS … !!!

Why am I … in this form … ?!?
Why am I … not the norm … ?!?

and …
What’s with these … ” Racists ” … ???
who wish I …. ” Wasn’t Born ” …. ?!?!?

Is what you see … REAL … ???
or … do you … “conceal” …
The Truth … from yourself …

While you eat …
” Wagon Wheels ” … !?!?!

That line …
Was a … Joke … !!!

But …..
That verse … ” Provokes ” …

A …. ” REALITY CHECK ” …

for … ALL of you folks … !!!

This here … is a poem …
That’s Searching for … TRUTH …

So …
Are you … ” Pretentious ” … ?
or …. Are you just … YOU … ?

and ….

What does that mean … ?!?
Can you … DEFINE YOU … !?!

or …

Are you a … ” Victim ” … ?

Redundant of … PROOF …

that …
What you … ” Believe ” …
Confirms you as … TRUE … !!!!!

TRUE … in your actions
TRUE … in your thoughts
TRUE … in the luxuries

that you have … sought … ???

See …
These are the questions
” WE ALL ” … have to face … !!!

But … do you face them … ?
in the … ” Cold Light of Day ” … ?

Or …
Do you see them … ?
But Still …….. “shy away” …

Then … jump on a train …
for a … ” Quick ” … away day …

But ….
That’s NOT … The Ticket … !!!

These are … ” Poetic Lines ” …
with … No Need to … ” Picket ” … !!!

It’s … PAINFUL … I know …
to … ” Spiritually ” … go …
to the … ” Depth of ” …

….. ” Your Psyche ” …..

Without some … ” New Nikes ” … !!!

Are you laughing … ” Politely … ?
or maybe … you might be … ?

Listening …….. silently ……………….

cos’ that line … just might be … ?
PIERCING …. ” Your Psyche ” ….

You …
Don’t … have to like me …
I’m … ” Used to that now ” …

But … Liking Yourself …
is … ” What I’m About ” … !!!

cos’ …
If you like … YOU … !!!

You’ll like … ” Others Too ” … !!!
and this will ….. ” Pass on ” ………..
to those who have … ” Youth ” …

cos’ they …
NEED … ” THE TRUTH ” …
to make the right moves …
and then … ” Our Society ” …
Might just …. IMPROVE …. !!!!

A poem … like this …
can cover … So Much …

Not just ….
” Such and Such ” …

But …
” Deep-Rooted ” … FEARS … !!!
We … ALL … Need To Touch … !!!

Like ….

What’s … REALLY … in you ?
What’s … REALLY … in me ?

How … doing these things …
can … set our minds … FREE … !!!

FREE of …….. Constraints ….
That … ” Control ” … how we be …

FREE … to create …
A world … ” Full of Peace ” …

” Freedom ” … to greet …
EVERYBODY … we meet …
from … London to Paris …
to … ” Sesame Street ” …

Now …
This … ” Final Verse ” …
Should … make this … COMPLETE … !!!

Be … TRUE TO YOURSELF … !!!
Be … REAL WITH YOURSELF … !!!

ACCEPT …. in yourself ….
The cards … You Have Dealt … !!!

and when you’ve done this …
Take a … ” Look at Yourself ” …

and …
If you feel … FREE … !!!

Have a … ” Smile to Yourself ” … !!!!!

” Stretch Out ” …
Like A …. TREE …. !!!

Be … Who You Be …
for …. ETERNITY …. !!!!!!

and this …
I am … Hoping … ???
will make you … HAPPY … !!!

Then … REMEMBER ME … !!!

The Brother … BIG V …
and … REMEMBER … This Piece …

Called ……

” What Do You See ? ”

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“What Do You See ?” … A Poem written by Big Virge

A quick question ?

… or two ………

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Written & Performed by Big Virge

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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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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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