“Pass or Fail” … A Poem written and performed by Big Virge

Sadly ….

Methinks …. There are more fails than passes these days ….. !!!!!

However, a bit of fun, intertwined with this month’s, social commentary ….
from, The Brother …. Big Virge ….

Enjoy !

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“Troubled Times” … A poem written and performed by Big Virge

Well, this is not a new piece, by any means, but, it would seem to be a piece that, sadly, transcends time, and is as poignant and relevant, now, as it could be, for each of the last 5 decades, as it probably could, further back through modern history, with regards to the policing of black people, that, seems to consistently lead to black deaths in their custody …. that we are made aware of ….

AGAIN …. I REPEAT … !!!
Those that, ” We are made aware of ” … !!!!

because it’s all good and well, talking about the people you hear about, but, it would be wise to acknowledge that there have been individuals, who are victims of cover ups, and lies, that the judiciary seems to find, quite acceptable, as excuses for, these POOR EXCUSES, for police officers !!!!!!

Sandra Bland & Sam Dubose are the latest names to hit the headlines, but, let’s not forget Eric Garner, Michael Brown & Freddie Gray, whose murder, seems to have fuelled more violence on Baltimores’ streets !!!!!

The final name i’ll add here is … Walter Scott, who suffered, what was essentially, a horrific execution, for a faulty tail light !!?!!

and….

…. let me just say this to all the, smart-mouthed, English people, who seem to think that the police in England, are divorced from their American cousins … ???

Well, the two countries don’t have a … ” Special Relationship “, for no reason !

Remember, the heritage of most, White Americans, as I keep finding out on my travels ….

If you ask them, upon meeting them, where their families originate from, you may just be surprised by, just how many have ….

YES, that’s right, European / BRITISH Connections … and that’s FACT !

So, i’ll just make mention of Mark Duggan, Smiley Culture and Christopher Alder … RIP …. to remind them of the same, ridiculous stories, that attempt to cover the racism, and brutality, that also leads to black deaths at the hands of UK Police……

It’s a disgrace … !!!!!

….. and they, as peacekeepers’, have as much to do with the decay of basic, civil rights, for people of colour, as well as, the rise in violent, street crime, that again, is not some figment of peoples’ imagination, it’s a very REAL PROBLEM, that needs to be addressed….. !!!

So, i’ll let the poem say the rest.

The list of names below, and those above, are VERY REAL INDICATIONS of …

Troubled Times ….. !!!!!

Trayvon Martin
Raymond Allen – 34
Dante Prince – 25
Nehemiah Dillard – 29
Wendall Allen – 20
Shereese Francis – 30
Rekia Boyd – 22
Kendrec McDade – 19
Ervin Jefferson – 18

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Recorded at Triple E Studios, Barbados

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“The Test of Stress” … A Poem written by Big Virge 7/8/2009

A suitable piece to follow the below post, fa sure !

However, it does seems to me that people, right now, are on some, SERIOUS BULLPISH !!!

….and seem to enjoy, stressing their bullchit views, as if you should abandon, good sense, for the Fukry’ them coming with … ?!!!?

It’s just getting harder and HARDER, to deal with people, especially when you’re being REAl, while they’re seemingly, caught in up with Alice in …

” F’kd Up Fallacy-Land ”

Damnnnnn ……

These days I must … ” Confess ” …

It’s hard to deal with … STRESS … !!!!!
cos’ Many … try to … ” Test ” …
because they lack … ” Good Sense ” … !!!

Like … Knowing when …
They … Shouldn’t Speak … !!!

because ………..
……………………….

My Silence … means …

that i’m …
counting …………
to …… THREE …… !!!

Instead of … Reaching …
for a …. ” Piece ” …. !!!!
That signifies … THAT …….

I want to … SEE … !!!
You lying … FLAT … !!!
Unable to … “breathe” … !!!!!

A Test that’s … REAL … !!!!!

So …..
How would … YOU FEEL … ?!?
if you were … TOLD … !!!
to … ” Go Back Home ” … !!!

….. when ….. ?!?

Your … “Home” … is a place …
where your ….. ” Black Face ” …..
is taken for a … ” THREAT ” …
EVERY … single day … !?! …

or taken for a … ” Joke ” …
as mine was … ” Today ” …

Would you … ” Play It Cool ” … ?
Like The … ” Uncle Toms’ ” … Do … !?!

Or …
Would you … Choose … ?
to … ” Take Abuse ” … !?!?!
from some white … ” FOOL ” … !!!
whose moves are … CRUDE … !!!

Like … ” Selling Coke ” …
to … ” Mis-Guided ” … Youth … !!!

The type of … ” White Bloke ”
who thinks he’s … ” Smooth ” …

I know a … ” Few Brothers ”
who showed this … SUCKER … !!!
what it is … to be … STRESSED … !!!!!
and … Face the … TEST …
of being …. ” DISTRESSED ” …. !!!!! ….

He Didn’t … ” Fare Well ” … !!!
Like … ” Many ” … Nowadays … !!!

cos’ … Stress Now … SWELLS … !!!
in … ” Different Ways ” …

From … Violent Crime … !!!
to … Financial Plights …
That leave … ” Wise Guys ” …

” Feeling ” ……
NOT SO WISE … !!!!!
when investments made …

Don’t Make … ” The Grade ” … !!!

That’s a test … THEY FAILED … !!!!
Like The …… ” Holy Grail ” ….. !!!!!!!

because … ONLY … ” Wise Heads ” …
in the end … ” PREVAIL ” … !!!!!

All that … GLITTERS …
May mean … ” JAIL ” … !!!!!

“Gary” …. NOW KNOWS … !!!
that … ” Going Gold ” …
Doesn’t … Save Your Soul …
or … Provide … ” Bail ” … !!!!

Too Many … ” Young Blacks ” …
KNOW … How that goes … !!! …

DNA Tests … !!!
are causing … STRESS … !!!!!!!!
and giving … ” Some Heads ” …

Quite A … ” COMPLEX ” … !!!!!!

“It’s for defence !!!”

is what is … ” Said ”
just like … The Wars …
on … ” Foreign Shores ” … ?!?

“Some peeps” … Still Believe … !?!
that ….. Soldiers fought ……
for …. ” Freedom of Speech ” …. ?!?

“Freedoms” … ORDAINED … !!!!!
for peeps’ … like … ” ME ” … !?!

To Feed … young brains …
with …. ” Poetry ” ….
that speaks about ….

….. ” REALITY ” …..

Well … Reality Tests …
Weak-hearted … men … !!!!!!

Like … The One … mentioned
In THIS … ” Poem ” … !!!!!!!!! …

“Him” … and … ” His Friends ”
are …. ALL …. ” Cokeheads ” …. !!!!!

“Freedom” … for them …
is something … ” Showered ”
in Chemical …… ” Powder ”

” Freedom ” … for me …
Ain’t So ….. Easy ….. !!!!!!

because my speech
Does … NOT … agree
with … ” Cokehead ” … sheep …
who … ” Crawl ” … and … creep … !!!
because they’re …. ” Weak ” …. !!!!!

They … try to … CHEAT … !!!
.…….. ” REALITY ” ………. ?!?!?

But …
” Cheaters ” … Never Pass …
They Fail … before they start … !!!

Stress has marked …
…. ” The Card ” ….
of those … CLAIMING …
… ” They’re Smart ” …

cos’ …
” Smart Mouths ” … Talk …
before their …. ” FALL ” …. !!!

REAL HARD … fa sure … !!!!!!!!!!

” So that’s why they snort !?!?!? ”

So that … ” Their Nose ” …
Doesn’t feel … ” The Blow ” … !!!!!
when they … ” Fall Short ” …
of …. ” Standing Tall ” …..

Standing up to … ” The Test ” …
of … Dealing with … STRESS …

These days … it’s … TOUGH
cos things are …. ” ROUGH ” ….

So ….
What do you … ” Use ” … ?
to get you … ” Through ” … ?!?

Well … Some Resort …
as I said … Before …
to having a … SNORT … !!!
behind … ” Toilet Doors ” …
To Ease … Their Cause … ?!? …

Others’ … choose to …
” HURL ” … ABUSE … !!!

because … ” Their Views ” …
Leave them … ” Confused ” … ?!?

Of course …
There are … ” THOSE ” …
who resort to … BLOWS … !!!!!

which … just goes to show …
How … STRESS … Can lead You …
Down …… ” DARK ROADS ” ……

These days … I Write …
to … ” Ease ” … My Mind …
and … ” Ease ” … My Stress …
when I get …. ” TENSE ” …. !!!!!

because …
” Ignorant Heads ” ….
Breed …. ” VIOLENCE ” …. !!!!!!!

” Peace ” …
is … The Vibe …
with which … I Ride … !!!

But …

Let me just … STRESS … !!!
That … ” Self Defence ” …
is where my … ” calmness ” …
Meets it’s ….. END …… !!!!!!!!

You see …
It Wouldn’t … Be Wise … !!!
To … Make me … FIGHT … !!!

cos’ i’m a … ” Peaceful Guy ”
but when you … LOOK IN MY EYES …

You should …. ” REALISE ” ….
I’m NOT … ” Scared to DIE ” … !!!!!

You see …
STRESS … is a … ” Test ” …
That is …. ” Complex ” …..

and … Can be … HARD … !!!
for us all … to … PASS … !!!!!

In times like … ” These ”
We … NEED TO … Feed
our minds with … ” MORE ”
than … talk of … ” WAR ”
and … ” Crossing Swords ”

” Agree to Disagree ” … !!!

or just … ” DON’T SPEAK ” … !!!!!

Use Violence … LESS … !!!!!
and … Keep a … ” Cool Head ” …

and you’ll have a …

” STRONG DEFENCE ” … !!!

Against ….

” The Test of Stress ”

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“Let’s Get Things Straight” … A Poem written by Big Virge 26/2/2006

A report ….
I’ve read … today …
has left me … feeling …
Quite … AMAZED … !!!!!

Forces Types … who have …
… ” Some Stripes ” …
Appear to … Take …
Drugs like … COCAINE … ?!?

or ….
“Other Drugs” … classed …
as … YES … ” Class A ” … !!!!!

Well once they’re of …
A … ” Certain ” … rank … !!!

In an …
EXCEPTIONAL … Circumstance … !!!

are … NOT … to be told
They’ve … GOT TO GO … !!!

The ideas being … ” Sold ” …
they should get … REHAB … !!!!!

and then kept on
when assessed to be …
…… ” STRONG ” ….. !!!?!!

Now don’t get me wrong
But ……….. ??? ………..

What’s up with that plan …. !!!!!!!!?!!!!!!!

Are … drug dealers … ?!?
Inside … Their Camps … !!!!!

” Offering ”
Speed … Cocaine …
and …. CRACK …. !!! ….

are they … people …
they now … Enlist … ?!?

If you want
… The List …
Try … ” M.I.6. ” …

They seem to … “Hold” …
” The Keys ” … to all this …

and …..
Over The Years …
Have Given …
” Young Kids …

” This Type ”
of … FIX … !?!

“Who’s up for ?
Some L.S.D. ?!?”

“Come on sarge !
Stop teasing me !
It helps me deal,
with things I see !!!”

But … later on …
when that life’s … ” Gone ” …
they … CANNOT SLEEP … !!!!!!!
because of … BAD VISIONS … !!!!!
in their ……. ” Dreams ” …….

” Apocalypse Now ” …
Proved This … to me …

Well … like … ALI … !!!!!

They’d better …
….. BELIEVE ….. !!!!!!
I’ll NEVER … join …
…… Their ……

” Drugged ” … armies … !!!!!

No wonder … A Wealth …
have … KILLED … themselves … !!!

The Drugs …
They’re … FED … !!!!!
” Affect ” … mental health … !!!

They’ve seen …..
BLOODSHED … !!!!

and lose their … ” Friends …
and do this ….. for …… ?
These … ” Government Men ” …
who watch … This Stuff …
on … ” News at Ten ” … ?!!!?

They should … Present …
THE DEAD … to … THEM … !!!!!

Leave them … Lying …
in ….. ” Their Beds ….. !!!!!

I bet they’d … QUICKLY …
LOSE …” Their Heads ” … !!!!!

This simply … Proves …
They … ” USE and ABUSE ” …
and …. Send Forces …
Once … ” Drug Induced ” … ?!?

These days … ” The News ” …
leaves me … ” Confused ” … ?

“DRUGS ARE BAD … !!!!!
DRUGS ARE BAD … !!!!!”

“Except for” … CELEBS …
and OUR … ” Army Lads ” … !?!

So … what about … ” Blacks ” … ?
Who … ” They Say ” …
…. SELL CRACK …. !!!!!

There’s CLEARLY … A NEED … !!!
in …. ” Forces Camps ” …. !!!!! ….

Would our officials … ?
Sanction … THAT … !!?!!

That could be
A NEW … ” Rehab Scheme … ?!?

” Crack Dealing ” … CRIMINALS … !!!
” Supplying ” … Our SENTINELS … !!!

Isn’t that … CREDIBLE … ?!?

They’d kill two birds
with … Crack and Speed … !!!

Keep the … ” Dealers ” …
Off …. Our Streets …. !!!!!!!!
and use … REHAB TEAMS …
Like … ” Property ” …
Make a … THRIVING …
…… INDUSTRY ……. !!!!

One that … could take …
” Squaddies ” … money … !!!!

Then … of course …

A KNIGHTHOOD …
….. for me ….. !!!!!!!

for … Contributions ….
to … CHEMISTRY …
and Policies for … HEALTH …
and ……. COMMUNITIES ……. !!!!!

THANK YOU … That’s Great … !!! …
but … ” LET’S GET THINGS STRAIGHT ” …

Who on earth … ?!?
Thinks it’s … OKAY …

to send … forces to war
when they’re … Quite Sure …
of … DRUGS … They Take … !?!

” Chemical ” … weeds …
and other … ” Class A ” … !!!

Pete Doherty …..
should be sent … with …

….. ” SPEED ” ….. !!!!!!

Into … Iraq …
and … Afghanistan … !!!!!

If he didn’t fight …
They’d be … Alright … !!!!!

because … ” His Squadron ” …
would just get … ” HIGH ” … !!!!!!

They’d do a … ” Better Job ‘ …
than the … U.N. … lot … !!!!!

It’s a CRAZY … plot … !!! …
but … “Doch” … Would ROCK … !!!!!

Don’t get me wrong … !!!
He’s Got … ” Problems ” … !!!

He’s faced … The Courts ..
but … of course … GOT OFF … !?!

because … “They Say” …

” He NEEDS … Re-hab …
and should write …
…. more songs … !!! ”

But the … M.O.D. … ?
What’s their … EXCUSE … !?!

for … The masses …
….. Paying Tax ….. !!!
for soldiers … ” REHAB ” … ?!?

Don’t know … about you …
but I take …. ISSUE …. !!!
with … paying for … THAT …
and the war in … Iraq … !!!!!

Now … this is why … ?
I’m a little bit … MAD …

Another report …
in the news … Today …
Has … Relayed … that …

Officials … say …

“It’s time for a … CHANGE … !!!
Let’s REDUCE … Sentences
for ….. ” A.B.H. ” ….. !!!?!!!”

Specifically … Those …
of … ” Lesser Displays ” …

“COMMUNITY SENTENCES”

and no more days …
of being sent to jail … for …

“ACTUAL BODILY HARM !!!”

Even … ” MAGISTRATES ” … !!!
are ….. DEAD AGAINST ….. !!!!!

” Reducing ” …
PUNISHMENT …
For ….. “ABH” ….. !!!!!

and I have to … AGREE … !!!

If someone tried …
” Attacking ” … ME … !!!
and was then … SET FREE … ?!?
in the …. COMMUNITY …. !!!

I have to say
i’d feel … ” AGRIEVED ” … !!!!!

What kind of … PENALTY … !?!
is … CLEANING THE STREETS … !!!!!

Government Policies …
are … CLEARLY … CRAZY … !!!!!

A.B.H. …..
is a form of … ASSAULT … !!!!!

Need I say …
… ANYMORE … !!!!!

If they can’t …
Control … BRAWLS … !!!!!

Who’s … REALLY …
….. AT FAULT ….. !!!!!

Instead of …
Waging Wars …
on …. ” Foreign Shores ” ….

They should try ….
ENFORCING … Laws … !!!!!

On … ” BRITISH STREETS ” … !!!!!

“NOT” …. Putting Criminals …
In …. “COMMUNITIES” …. !!!!!! ….

I hope it’s … NOT …
… TOO LATE … !!!!! …

That’s ….
ALL … I have to say …

“EXCEPT” …………

These Last …
Four Words …

” LET’S GET THINGS STRAIGHT !!! “

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