” Keep It Real !!! ” … Written & Performed by Big Virge

Okay folks so, it’s that time for me to drop some more, rhyme driven insights, on the world, and how we humans deal with living in it …..

So this month’s spoken word offering deals with a NOT SO Popular, or frequently used saying from back in the day …..

Hip Hop Inspired, in many ways, ” KEEPING IT REAL ” ….. has been used in so many ways now, that it goes WAY Beyond, those three words …..

These days, it’s pretty clear why the saying doesn’t hold as much what ???

I guess …. ” Swag ” …. in the world we live in today.

(Excuse my mis-appropriation of the term young’ guns !!!)

Simply, because the majority of people clearly, DO NOT, keep things real, from their talk, to their actions …….

A worrying trend when you look at the fact that we are a long way down the line of human history, so, I for one, would like to think that people would recognise the value of ACTUALLY, ” Keeping It REAL “, from beginning to end……

However, there are some issues with doing so now aren’t there … ???

The threat of some kind of public law being broken, to the point where imprisonment, at the least, could come your way !!!

Like say, Irish Landlord, Fergus Wilson, check his story out.

He’s been, Keeping It WRONG, on SO MANY LEVELS … !!!!!!

A Very Wealthy, and Prominent landlord in the United Kingdom !!!

He’s kept it VERY REAL, when telling one of his letting agents to stop, ” Coloured People “, from renting his homes, which he seems to think is okay, but that’s a whole different deal !
He has denied being racist, of course, and chose to defend himself in court, where he was advised to ditch such a policy, as it is discriminatory !!!!!

Now, I was told a long time ago, better the devil, or, racist you know, than the one that you don’t !!!

Mr Wilson’s assertion, that his comment about curries stinking out his properties, is “Political Correctness gone mad”, may not actually be, that far off the mark, but hey, that’s the way these days, you gotta be careful what you say right ?!?

Unless of course, you happen to be a President, or, any other description of a world leader ???

Hmmm … and how real are they eh ???

A question for another day, but, another one is, when one of these, ” Leaders “, starts to REALLY, ” Keep It Real “, in their talk, what do the masses choose to do ?

CRUCIFY them, for exposing who they really are …

(Unless You’re Bill Clinton of course ?!?)

….. Or, as seems to be the case now, be accused, from the ladies perspective mainly, of abusing them for, being well, REAL, even if it is in some VERY SLEAZY, and Disrespectful ways …. !!!!!

Depending on where your moral compass lands though right ???

So, quickly, let me just drop a view views on these harassment cases, from HollyWOOD, cos’ NUFF WOOD, LOL …. Seems to be being, thrown about that world, as it does, Britain’s corridors of power !!!!!

Surprised, well, I have to say that it’s about time we heard some folks, ” Keep It REAL, when it comes to what goes on, in Political Offices like Whitehall, and elsewhere.

It’s clear that homosexuality isn’t alien to Politics, but the disturbing nature of quite a few MP’s, arrangements to get sex, and now, their treatment of women, does indeed, leave much to be desired.

However, back to Hollywood, as much as I will at some point be thrown under the bus for expressing this view …. but, it’s my truth, in terms of how I see these accusations.

Okay so, yeah, I have to believe that certain accusations have been dismissed firstly, by the police in certain cases, because there are instances that have come to light, that have indicated that they have done this with paedophile claims and others, over the years, however, there has to be some assessment of where these claims are coming from …..

Actors and ACTRESSES …..

AKA as …. Pretenders, or one could go as far as to say …..

PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED, Highly Paid Liars …. !!!!!

YEAH, I Said It …. LIARS ….. !!!!!!

Now, let me MAKE CLEAR, I am NOT suggesting, that every claim that has been made, is some kind of lie, however, what I am saying, is that in an industry based on ….

ElevATING the level of ATTENTION, an individual receives, I Repeat, ATTENTION, that people receive, and clearly, YEARN FOR, for their ability to again, ” PRETEND “, to be something, or, SOMEONE Else……

Well, one has to at least, question, the volume that have … ALL OF A SUDDEN, started to spring up, from here, there and everywhere, Cosby, Weinstein, Louis CK, Kevin Spacey, and a number of Politicians, to start with … ???

Have you noticed a theme with these people though ……

Well, let me point you in a few directions ….. with a few questions … ???

Poverty …. Ummmmm’ NAH …..
NONE of the ACCUSED are, some Tramp of Road !!!
A Reputation for Honesty & Integrity … Errmmm’, Note I Said POLITICIANS as well so Uh Uh.

Wealth ….. Ummmmm’ ….. Well HELL YEAH ….. !!!!!!!
Power …… Ummmmm’ ….. NO BRAINER ….. Well HELL YEAH ….. !!!!!!!

Influence ….. Well, in terms of career, all the above could certainly be said to have at least got connections to the fast lane to fame, or, a route to power … !!!!!

And THAT WORD ….

” FAME “, is a very, SIGNIFICANT one in these scenarios !!!!!

and finally, the time lapse between these TERRIBLE Things, Including RAPE, being declared, as what occurred !!!!!!

Now, as said, the victims will, in many cases state that, as previously suggested, they were NOT, taken seriously !

As said, it’s ridiculous, in my view, to think that this didn’t happen to a good set of victims, however, if my … PERSONAL SPACE, was imposed upon like that, there is NO F’ing WAY … I REPEAT …..

NO F’ING WAY….. !!!!!!

I’m gonna let that lie for 20 years, and then because of some new wave of impersonal messaging, sent via modern tech, use THAT, as a platform to wage some kind of … ” Bandwagon War “, against something, that, as claimed, was such a TERRIBLE Thing, that it DESTROYED MY LIFE, as some have suggested it has done …..

Even though ???

….. in the case of these Hollywood Victims, they not only, ” Kept MUM “, as in, “quiet”, but then, CONTINUED to work in this industry, where, as now seems to be the case, this type of behaviour is prevalent, due to the predatory nature of it’s members.

Hollywood is a very, ” Special Club “, and i’m pretty sure that women KNOW THAT, who join it, child stars get a pass, however, Mummy and Daddy of said stars, not so much !

Don’t play dumb, when you read the stories, hear the rumours, and see certain things going on …. KEEP IT REAL eh ….. ?!?

ESPECIALLY with, your children … !!!!!!

However, a quick word for those accused, as a man who, in a working environment, has been accused of sexual harassment once, here is why I hold the views I do, and can say what I have previously.

A Young Female, let’s say, tried this, ” Harassment Claim “, because she WASN’T, getting the attention she CLEARLY WANTED, from me, but when she did, it became an issue when I explained that, in her case, walking about, exposing your thong in an office, encourages such thinking in Red-Blooded, young males, who unlike Weinstein and them, are tall and muscular.

So, off she trots to her boss to give the big sob story ???

Now, him being, one of those males who adheres more to being feminine, than being manly, without question, decides to run to TOP MANAGEMENT, one of whom I had been told, was a bit of a racist, to expose my e-mails to this well, female … who, if I had flipped the script, could of accused of Harassment, due to various, more subtle ways of doing so ?!?

However, of course, My Job and Career, if such a thing was affirmed, could have been irreparably damaged, but, concede to the threat ???

Uh Uh …
NOT … THIS MAN …

I told my boss, do whatever, my position is the same as the e-mails state, fire me if they see it her way !!!

Now, one has to remember the pressure that such a claim puts on a brain, but hey, I continued to work for a while with this hanging, only to be told a week or so later, that, having read my mails, the BIG Bosses, apparently told my boss that,

“Virgil is right and to be honest, we’re glad he told her straight, so, tell him we’re dismissing her claim, and he has nothing to worry about !”

Now I get that there were a lot of males in this scenario, but hey, the first one who heard the claim, didn’t blink, before pushing it higher up the office management chain, without question !!!

So, back to the Hollywood lot, a good few of these women are older now, ad may even be seeking some attention to regain some spotlight, it’s not beyond reason to think that this could apply to some of these claimants, and, as for the guys, well, guys are probably equally, if not, more likely to keep quiet for fear of what that will say about them, let alone, the idea that another male abused them sexually, so there is more to the idea that …… Anyone …. !!!!!

…… be they, the female in my scenario, who may I note, in the same office, a year or so later, ended up working on my floor, and quickly made peace with me, as soon as I approached and suggested that we, ” Play Nice ! “.

In her case, just a bit of attention sorted her in the end.

However, there is proof that people, and, in this case, yes I mean predominantly women, can say or do things to cover their own, poor movements & choices, because it’s not been unusual to hear certain victims state that they didn’t say anything, due to the FEAR of what it might do to their career … ?!?

… which again. leads anyone with some common sense, to see that the level of … ” Apparent Abuse “, was and has been known about, and evidently, seen as acceptable within the Hollywood Ringer ….

up to now at least …..

and thus, this month’s piece, explains how I see the fraudulent manner in which, such an APPARENTLY, RIGHTEOUS expression, has been ABUSED, by more than actors and actresses, and their fraternity of FAKERS, but by, ” Road Man “, ” Gyal “, and basically, pretty much everyone who dared to run the phrase, as if they ever lived their life in it’s entirety by …

” Keeping It real ” ….

I Think NOT.

…. and the way that Evidence & Accusations keep surfacing currently, it’s pretty clear that the expression has drifted into the backwaters……

…… because ………

” Keeping It Real ” …. is being … SLAUGHTERED … !!!!!

So, take a listen,
if you think you’re righteous enough …. ?!?

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“Point The Finger” … Written & performed by Big Virge

Yes Yes People !!!

Yes Yes People !!!

So, what’s going on in your world right now ?

Well, having just watched a very interesting movie about Botswanas’ not so distant history, of race driven shenanigans, that included, quite a bit of finger pointing by the British & South African Governments, ” A United Kingdom “, is a film that serves as a great reminder of the danger of pointing fingers, without justification, especially when yours are clearly, NOT SO CLEAN …. !!!!!!!

Fast forward to today, and there’s so much to think on these days, that connect to …..

” Fingers Being Pointed ” …..

…. that has led to much that we see in the world today.

Especially the modern political landscape of today, as pressures increase, safety concerns continue to disturb, from Migrants apparently, causing problems to Italy’s Southern Coastlines, to Brexit’ talks continuing to apparently, falter ….

…. and talking of faltering ….

NOT, that it was a failure, but sadly, it doesn’t look as though we’ll get to see Mr. Usain Bolt, pointing his arms and fingers to the air in celebration of a major championship 100 metre victory again ….

Ah well, such is life, but I have to quickly give props to this legendary athlete, for all his achievements on the track, and hopefully now, what he should translate into an, off the track legacy, that will not only help Jamaica, in multiple ways, but also, young athletes all over the world, to be inspired to achieve, something even comparable to the, ” Lightning Mans’ “, achievements.

Well done Usain, great career man !!!

However, back to this idea of pointing fingers, well, The Trumpster’ is hiring and firing as quickly as he can point his fingers clearly, Korea are pointing fingers at the US, as are Russia now, and Venezuela and Brazil, seem to have a lot of pointing going on, of much more than fingers sadly ….

and Of Course, one cannot forget the Grenfell Tower Blaze survivors, who are also pointing fingers at the UK Government and wanting, not only answers, but a place to lay their heads, after what now seems to be accepted as Corporate Manslaughter, so, I wonder whether judges will have the balls to point some MP’s to Jail, with no chance of getting Bail, or, a …

” Get Out of jail Free ” … card … !?!

Unlikely …… !!!

… as it seems to be unlikely that Barbadians will do anything more than, walk and talk about, how tight things now are in this island paradise, because of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, pointing to who knows what, to ensure his legacy of governance is not forgotten, for quite some time …..

So, for this month, as there does seem to be a lot of this going on, right about now ……

Some verse worth pondering before you join the brigades doing it ……

I suggest you check YOURSELF, before thinking you can do it …..

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Poet Heru … on Mister Obama !!!

And ……

Following on from the below post ….

Sumthin’ worth listening to ….

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Now THIS … is some poetry !!!!!

Something for the, ” Blinkered Fools “, who believe that following a flag or some form of patriotism, will in the end, allow them to feel as though they are worth something ….

This might just change their minds, a lil’ bit, at least !!!!!

Pure GENIUS !!!!!

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“Guilty As Charged” … A Poem written by Big Virge 4/12/2005

This was inspired a long time ago, by the murder of Anthony Walker, RIP.

…. but, how things change, and yet, somehow, “Remain The Same” … ???

Hopefully, ONE DAY, the people, living by ignorant attitudes & wickedness, WILL, one day, like the two boys who I refer to, at the start of this poem, be deemed …..

“GUILTY AS CHARGED !”

Axe Murderers … ???

“GUILTY” …
as … Charged … !!!!!

They’ll now … spend time
” Stuck ” …. behind bars …. !!!!!

But ….
Let me pull …
Some … ” Other ” … Cards
from ….. ” The Pack ” …..
Where … GUILT … is … Stacked … !!!!!

England …. as ….
A … ” RACIST ” … Place … ???

” GUILTY ” ……… ” YES ” …… !!!
Even ….. Today ….. !!!!!!!!!!

NOW It’s … ” WELL ” ……
“hidden” …… away ……

Can … ANY … of you … ?
” Now ” …. TRULY …. say …..

You Don’t Hold … FEAR …
of …. My …. Black Face …. !!!?!!!

Racists now …..
Have found … ” New Ways ” … !!!
and …. CLEARLY ….. Still …..
Have got …. ” NO SHAME ” …. !!!!!

But Some …
Black People … ?!?
are … just the same … ?!?
As …. ” Caucasians ” ….
and some …. ” Asians ” ….

If you have ….
A … Skin Tone … DARK … ?

You’re deemed … to be …
A … ” Lower Class ” … !!!!!!!

Asians … KNOW … !!!
How … “That One” … goes ….

So …
PLEASE … Don’t Even …
Try to …. Start …. !!!!!!!!!!!!

A … ” Marriage System ” …
based on …. ” CASTE ” …. ?!!!?

This proves … They Are …

” GUILTY ” …
as … Charged … !!!!!

Blacks who … ” Sell ”
Cocaine and … CRACK … !!!!!

Don’t … EVEN TRY … !!!!!
Some Do …. supply ….

” Drug Wars ” …
Now … PROVE … !!!
that this … is … FACT … !!!!!

Our lives are … HARD … !!!
as is …. ” My Stance ” ….

“GUILTY” …
AS … CHARGED … !!!!!

Leaders … who …
BELIEVE … They’re … GODS

I’ll say …. No Names ….

“GUILTY” …
AS … CHARGED …. !!!!!!

People … wasting … !!!
Cash On … PETS …
while others … have …
” Financial ” … STRESS … !!?!!

Can you guess … ?
What’s coming … Next .. ?!?.

NO …
YOU CAN’T … !!!!!

because … NEXT …
Doesn’t … Rhyme …
with … words like …

…. ” Charged ” …. !!!!

But …
Words from … That …
” Penultimate ” … verse …
Prove that … peoples’ …
Words are … ” Feeble ” … !!!

They place their … Pets … ?
HIGH UP … like … ” Steeples ”

But ….
Don’t give a … ” Damn ”
About … ” Poor People ” … !!!!!

So Many … ” Crimes ” … !!!
“Within” … Mankind …
Shown through … these …

” Exquisite ” … rhymes … !!!!

Help me … ” Feel Fine ” …
in …. ” Crime-filled ” … times …

” Time ” … is something …
with … ” NO CHARGE ” …

it just … ticks on …………………

while we …… ” DO WRONGS ” …. !!!!! ….

Trust me folks …
I’ve had … “My Fill” … !!!

So … choose to use …
Notepad … and … Will
to … ” Charge ” … My Pen … !!!
and … EXPOSE GUILT … !!!!!

Like telling … ” Truths ” …
About … ” OLD BILL ” … !!!!
or … YES … ” The Cops ” … !!!!!

Lies they … tell …
… NEED TO …
be … ” STOPPED ” … !!!!!!!!!!!

before more people
end up …. ” SHOT ” …. !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well …now we’ve seen
Their … “Cover-Up” …. PLOTS …. !!!!!

From ……

” Bottom to Top ” ….

Judgement Passed …..

” GUILTY ” …
as … CHARGED … !!!!!!!!!!!!

Denial of … TRUTH … !!!!!

while those they … ” Use ” …
Can … FREELY … Shoot …
without the need of …

” Concrete Proof ” … !!?!?!?!!

Now if … ” Your Son ” …
was … ” Shot and Killed ” … ?
by … “undercover” …
Met … ” Old Bill ” … !!!!!

SURELY YOU …
Would Hit … ” THE ROOF ” … ?!!!!?

Well … I Would Do … !!!
and … would want …

….. TRUTH ….. !!!!!!

NOT …. ” Dud Cards ” … !!!
from … ” End to … Start ” …

When … LIES …
They’ve … ” Fed ” …
are … “Rip … PED” …

……. APART ……. !!!!!!!

I’d want to … HEAR …

” GUILTY
AS CHARGED ” …… !!!!!!

” MURDER ” …. is ….
What They … HAVE DONE … !!!!!!

KILLING … One …
“THEY CLAIMED” … “Had Run” … ????!????

We now …. face ….
A … ” POLICE STATE ” … !!!!!

Shouldn’t … ” They Face ” … ???
A … ” Magistrate ” … ?!!!? …

Who Should … ” IMPART ” …
words like …. THESE ….

“GUILTY” ….
AS …. CHARGED …. !!!!!!!

Let me … Move On …
to those who’ve … Run …
” This Scene ” … TOO LONG … !!!

By this …. I mean ….
These … ” Poetry Cliques ” …

They act … just like …
The … ” Met Police ” … !!!!!

” PICKING ” … Those …
They can … CONTROL … !!!!!

Those who … WON’T … !!!!

Step … ” Out of Line ” …
and … EXPOSE … how …
They Rule … the town …
by …. usage of ….

” Poetic Clowns ” … !!!!!

” WEAK PEOPLE ” …….

Who … Can’t be … “found”… !!!!
When their moves ……
Make people …… FROWN ….. !!!!

” Noses ” ….. !?! …..

…….. ” BROWN ” ……… !!!!!!

To earn … themselves …
Those …. ” DIRTY POUNDS ” …. !!!!!

Their movements are ….

A ….. ” FALLACY ” …..

Poetry … or … Spoken Words
Crews … They Use …
write … ” Trivial Verse ” …

MOST … of you …
May Not … concur … ?

That’s … Cool with me … !!!
cos’ when … You Hear …
….. My Poetry …..

You’ll Forget … THEM … !!! …

Just wait and … SEE … !!!!! …

Their … ” ABSTRACT ” … Art …
should of … STAYED …
Inside …. ” Their Arse ” …. !!!!!

Bourgeoise … FOOLS …
who have … NO CLASS … !!!!!

That’s why … They’re in …
This Poem …. LAST …. !!!!!!!!

Those … whose life …
and words … are … FARCE … !!!!!!!

and thrive off … Keeping …

” US ” ……………………… APART ……….

” One Day ” ……….. WIL BE ………….

” GUILTY …. AS …. CHARGED “.

Oh Yes …
One day …
They WILL …. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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