” I’m The Cat WITHOUT The Hat ” …. A Poem written by Big Virge 22/11/2006

Well, as any good poet knows, ” Dr. Seuss “, ” Cat In the Hat “, type verse, is stuff you need to have at least read, ONCE, as it has touched millions of adults and children, across the globe, with it’s witty, clever, insight filled, rhyme schemes, that may have seemed, very basic and simple, but, ALWAYS offered a Pearl of Wisdom, somewhere within em’, so, as we are in the season of Festive Cheer ….

Here’s a poem that’s about as close as i’ll get to showing a slightly, lighter hearted side, to my poetic mind.

However, as said, just like the good Doc’s verse, this has deeper connotations, hidden inside …. so, take the ride and …..

Enjoy folks ……

So …………………..

Let me just … Say This …

I’m The Cat …
WITHOUT … The Hat … !!!

Who …
Writes about … THIS …
And …
Writes about … THAT …

Or YES … That Chap … !!!
Whose Wordplay … Shows …

I’m ….
Searching for … FACTS … !!!

Facts about … ” Why ” …
Life’s NOT … So Nice … ?!?

Is it …
The Choices we make
About our … ” Welfare State ” … ?

Do we …
REALLY Have A Choice … ???

Or Do … Leaders DICTATE … ?!?
By … Using Ploys …
to … Div-ide … Our Race …

The … ” HUMAN ” … Race … !!!!!

So Don’t EVER … Mistake …

My Use of … Poetry …
As A Path … to … Race Hate … !!!

Now I’m …
NO …. Doctor Seuss’ …

But …
Here’s the news …

My Poetry … Moves …
Kind of like his … ” Smooth ”

So Let’s QUICKLY … ” Recap ” … !!!

I’m NOT … The Cat …

IN …… The Hat ….. !!!

But I am …
a Cool Dude …
Who’s … Searching for … FACTS …

to … IMPROVE My View …
of what’s … ” Called ” … THE TRUTH … ?!?

THE TRUTH … About …

” The World ” …

THE TRUTH … About …

” Girls ” …

THE TRUTH … About …

” Life ” …

THE TRUTH … About …

” WHY ” … ???

Some FORSAKE … What’s RIGHT … ?!?!?

So …
What is … WRONG … ?

And …
What is … RIGHT … ?

That’s A Question that … ” Belongs ” …
In the … ” Annals of Time ” … !!! ….

So does anyone … CARE … ???
and are we … ” Prepared ” … !?!

For what may … become …
A World of ….. PROBLEMS ….. !!!

Do You ….
Think that your … STRONG … ?

Or …..
Think that your … weak … ?!?

DON’T Procrastinate Now … !!!
Take Your Chance … to … SPEAK … !!!

Before you’re …
FORCED To … FROWN … !!!

By Those who belong …
Somewhere …” Down South ” … !!!

Does your …
Future Look … ” SWEET ” … ?!?

Or ….
Does it Look … ” BLEAK ” … !?!

I Believe … The words be …

“Yo, Keep It REAL !”

Do You … TRULY FEEL … ?
That You’ve … Got A … Good Deal … !?!

In The … ” Circle of Life ” …
That SPINS Like … Wheels …

The Cycle … REVEALS … !!!

While MANY … “conceal” …

What’s REAL …
From THEMSELVES … !?!

Is that what comes … ?
From … Financial Wealth … !?!

Now ….
Knowledge of … ” SELF ” …
Leaves Many … UNWELL … !!!

” Dark Moods ” …
And … ” ISSUES ” …

Because Many … REFUSE … !!!!!

To Accept …
What is … TRUE …

I Wonder … ?
I DO … !!! …

But …..
What About … YOU … ???

Do You …
Have The Time …
To … OBSERVE … The Signs … ?

These Days …
Most Now … DON’T …

And …
That is … NO JOKE … !!!!!

Do You Ever … ” Kick Back ” …
Like The … ” Cat In The Hat ” … ?

Well I’m … NOT That Chap … !!!

But DO …
FILL My … Notepad …

Like … SHAZAAM’ …
Just Like That … !!! …

With Wordplay that … ” Maps ” …
Ways … OUT OF … ” Badlands …………………………………..

CONTROLLED …..
By … ” Those mans’ ” …

Who …
Like To Set … “TRAPS” … !!!

My …
Well Written … Text …

And …
Will to … EXPRESS …

OFFENDS and UPSETS …

” Those ” … Ladies and Gents …
Who … “EMBRACE” … Governments … !?!

So …
Let me … Just Ask You …

Are YOU …
One of Them … ???

Well ….
I’ve … Come to … EXPECT …
That THEY … Will REJECT …

EXPRESSION … Like This …
That … Has it’s … OWN SECT … !!!

” Poetic ” …
Well YES … !!!

” Spoken Word ” …
When it’s … SAID … !!!

But …..
Let me just … STRESS …

It’s UNIQUE …
Like A … ” Gem ” … !!!

When I …
Pick Up … My Pen …
and … Choose to … EXPRESS …
When I write a … ” Poem ” …

I’m …..
MUCH MORE …. Relaxed ……………………………………….
Than A Cat … Who’s … ” Laid Back ” …

IN FACT …
I’m … ” So Cool ” …

WELL SCHOOLED …
and ….. So Shrewd ….

That MY WORDS ….
FRIGHTEN Jerks … !!!!!

and ….
DIRTIES … Their Shirts … !!!!!

I REJECT………………………………………….The ABSURD … !!!

So am … QUICK TO … Defer …

Meeting Humans … whose views …
and Visions … Are … Blxurrrrrrreeeedddd … !!!!!

I’d Rather … ” Confer ” …
with those who … PREFER …
To INDULGE in … REASON …
and … “WISDOM FILLED” … Words … !!!

While Most …
NOW Appear …

To …
RATHER NOT ……………………………………………. hear … !!!

ANYTHING …
That … CONFIRMS …
Their … DEEPEST … of … Fears … !!!!!

ESPECIALLY if …
What is …. BLUrrrRRED ….

Becomes … CLEAR …

FEAR … Rules MUCH …
“Within” … Humans …

And Leaves …
Some … STUCK … !!!
With … NOWHERE TO RUN … !!!!!

Well REALITY … IS …
The … ” Spice of Life ” …
And RIGHT NOW … Has …

A … NASTY BITE … !!!!! …

Which is WHY I Write …
The Things … I Write …
Through … Simple Rhymes …
Kind of Like … THAT GUY …
Whose Face is … FELINE … !!!

But MY … ” Poetic Style ” …
Has It’s … OWN DESIGN … !!!!!

That’s … NOT CONFINED …
By FEAR … or … Pride …

So …..
WHATEVER … The Box …

I’m … WAY OUTSIDE … !!!!
And That’s A … FACT … !!!!!

So Remember This … ” Jack ” .. !!!

” I’m The Cat …
WITHOUT … The Hat … !!! “

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“Surprised” … A Poem written by Big Virge 14/11/2007

Ya know ….
You’d be … ” Surprised ! ” …
by what you … ” FIND ! ” …
Resides …. Inside ….

Some peoples’ minds … !!!!

in some … it’s Clear … !!!
their thought waves … steer …

to ……

Fallacies ….
Hypocrisy ….
Thoughts of … GREED … !!!!!
or …. Cash Money ….

Others … Choose …
” Conservative ” … views …
about … The World …
and … how it … turns …

I guess … In Truth …
Some minds are … ” Primed ” …
to … DISMISS … clues …
that give … Clear Proof … !!!!!
about … ” What’s True ! ” …

But …..
Truth … These days …
has been …. Mislaid …. !!!!!
in …. Many Brains … !!! …
now … Clearly Drained …
of …. ” Common Sense ” ….

” Airheads ” …
Now … ” STRESSED !!! ” …
or … YES … ” Braindead ” … !!!!!

If that … sounds …

……. HARSH …….. !!!!!

I guess … my words …
have marked … the cards …
of minds that … work …

FAR FROM ……….. The Heart …
of … Rational Thought …
in souls … ” Not Bought ” … !!!!!

” Surprises ” …. for them
are … NOW … in store … !!!!!

” Ignorant Heads ” ….
who … choose to … Absorb …
Ideals of … ” War ” … ?!?
and … Divisive Talk …

Wars with …. A Cause …. ?
To Keep … The Poor …

… ” Controlled ” …
by … Fraud …
and crews that … “Hoard” …
Everything … except …

” The Monopoly Board ! ” …..

Cash and … Land …
Property … that’s … GRAND … !!!
and …. ” Luxuries ” ….
Beyond … Their NEEDS … !!!!!

You’d be … ” Surprised ” …
by what … you’d find …
These People … THINK …
THEY NEED … to … Live … !!!!!

They’d … Probably say …

” It’s relative ! ”

” Relative to … WHAT … ?!? ”

Paid displays …
of … Ignorant Ways …
because they’re … RICH … !!?!!

Well ….
Take This … IN … !!!
and … Think about … THIS … !!!!!

If you’re …
” Attacked ” … !!!!!
because of … CASH …

You … Choose To …

…… FLASH …… !!!!!!!!

by a … NOT HAVE … !!!

What will you do … ?

Act … ” Uncouth ” … !!!
or … Pull a … TOOL … !!!!!
and … Start to … SHOOT … ?!?
To Protect … ” Your Loot ” … ???

The … Poverty Gap …
is …. Wid..en……..ing … Man … !!!!!

and is a … TRAP …
that may … Catch … YOU … !!!!!
If … you’re … NOT … Shrewd …
and … “Chase Gold” … like … FOOLS … !!!!!!!

How much … CASH … ???
Can … One Man … use … ??!??

when other people …
……. ” LACK ” ……..
Basic things …. Like ….
……. ” FOOD ” ……. !!!!!!!

Thousands … Millions … !!?!!
Billions … Trillions … !!!!!!!?!!!!!!!

Think it …..

Through ………………

If you have …
… THAT MUCH … !!!
while others have …
…… NONE …….. !!!!!!!

How much … ” Freedom ” …
will your cash give … YOU … ?!!!?

A … HUGE … Estate … !?!
Behind … LOCKED GATES … !!!!!
with … Cameras Placed …
ALL OVER … The Place … !!!?!!!

” Okay, that’s great ! ”

” Don’t think so mate !!! ”

BIG Cash … !!!
Nice PAD … !!!

But …..
What do you have … ?!!!?

A … Load of rooms … !!!
You … BARELY … use … ?!!!?

and then ….
There’s Bills … !!!

You gonna … ” NEED ” …
…. ” Those Mills !!! ” ….

If you lust for a life …
of … ” Millionaire Types ” …

You may just find … ?
Yourself … ” Surprised !!! ” …
by … what it’s like …
to be like … ” Mike ” … !!!!!

So Many … minds …
are now … Inclined …
to think of things …
like … Being Rich … !!!!!

That … Cash Now … DRIVES …
their thoughts on … LIFE … !???!

But then …
Ofcourse …

Some minds aren’t … ” Fraught ” …
with … ” Greed-Fillled ” … thoughts …

Some minds are … Lined …
with … SO MUCH … MORE … !!!!!

Minds like … ” MINE ” …
are filled with … “Rhymes” …

” Designed and Primed ”
to spread …. Insight ….
About …. ” Our Lives ” ….
through words … ” We Write ” …

Others choose …
” Creative ” … moves …
of … ” Different Types ! ” …

to shed some … Light …
on things some … “hide” …
from … PUBLIC SIGHT … !!!!!!

while some heads …
……. Think ……..
About … ” Deep Things ! ” …

But …..
You’d … Only Know …
if you … get … CLOSE … !!!

and … OPEN … doors …
that allow … for talk …
” Resisting ” … Jokes … !!!!!

These days … I Find …
“Myself’ …. Surprised ….
by what’s … ” Inside ‘ …
Some peoples’ … minds … !!!

” Old and Young !!!!! ” ……

Now … leave me …
…. ” STUNNED ” …. !!!!!!

By …
How … They Think …
about … How We … Live …

” Deep Thinkers ” … tend …
to have faced … ” Tough Tests ” … !!!
that have … Led to … STRESS … !!!!!!!!!!!!

Filling Up …
Their heads … !!! …

and are … Usually Seen …
as being … ” Unique ” …
cos’ of … How They … Speak …
and … Seem to … BE …

Thoughtwaves …
… TOO DEEP … !!!!!
for … ” Sheep-Filled ” … Cliques …
whose minds … ” retreat ” …
from being ….. ” FREE ” …… !!!!!!!!

Some are … ” FEARED ” … !!!!!
and seen as … ” Weird !?! ” …

because of thoughts …
that prove … ” The Force ” …
is … STRONG WITH THEM … !!!!!
because of ….. Depth ……
That … FUELS … “Their Strength” … !!!!!!!

Like … Yoda and …
His … ” jedi Friends ” … !!!!!!!!!!

” People ” …
Like … THESE … !!!!!
are who … I seek … !!!

Flavas …. SWEET …. !!!!!
but … Strong like … beats …
that fill … The Streets …
like …. ” Symphonies ” ….

I’m a … ” Jedi Knight ” …
of a … ” Different Type ” … !!!!!

The type … who writes …
what’s in … My Heart …
and in … My Mind …

My views are … ” STARK ”
like … REALITY’S BITE … !!!!!

But now … I’m back …
to the … Very Start … !!!!!

So ….
Remember this line ….

If you … take the time …
You may … just find …
that what … Resides …
in peoples’ minds …

May well leave you ….

…….. Truly ……..

…. ” SURPRISED ” …. !!!!!

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

Yes Yes … Motha funksta’s … !!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ghetto living, I hear you ask … ???

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

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

So ….

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

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

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

“Like” …. Big F’ing Deal !!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This experience on … my brothers’ … BLOCK …

was …..

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

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

One.

Big Virge.

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“Fit In” … A Poem written by Big Virge 29/09/2005

Do I … ” Fit In ? ”
Do You … ” Fit In ? ”

Is … ” Fitting In ” …
just … one more … ” Sin ” … ?

“Fit” …. into … “This” … !!!
“Fit” …. into … “That” … !!!

You may just fit … something …
that … may leave you ….

….. “Trapped” ….. !!!!!

We seem … So Obsessed … ?!?
with … being in zones …
surrounded by … ” Clones ” …

But …
Movies have proved …
it isn’t … All Bad …
to be … Stuck …

…. ” Home Alone ” …. !!!

I’ve looked at this … Subject …
in … Different … ways …
cos’ …. this is a subject
we need to … ” Inspect ” …

Are YOU … Not Happy … ?
with … ” WHO YOU ARE ? ” …

Would you prefer … ?
to … look like a star … ?!?

Have your face built like

……. “Britney” …….. ?

You must be on … “Crack” … !!!
and share pipes with …

……. “Whitney” …….. !!!!!

See …
People like … ” These ” …
aren’t worthy of … ” Pity ” … !?!
cos’ actions like these …
are … CLEARLY … Quite Needy … !!!

They want some … “Acceptance” …
for … “Breaking’ … Gods’ Blessings …

I’m NOT … Real Religious …
but people like these …

“NEED” … Biblical Lessons … !!!

You can’t … Replicate …
A strangers’ resemblance …!!!

Why would you … WANT TO … ?!?!?!?

It makes … little sense … ???

Surgeons … REALLY … do this …
to earn … ” Pounds and Pence !!! ”

The case that they … ” Build ” …
has … “little” … Defence … !!!

The body you’re … GIVEN …
is … UNIQUE … to you …
to change such a thing …
should now be … ” Forbidden ” …

But …
REMEMBER … folks …
This is … MY OPINION … !!!!!!

This need to … ” Fit In ” …
to a Model … “Size Ten” …
has left … ” Mental Scars ” …
on … Many Women … !!!!!!!

But ofcourse …. ” Who am I ?!? ”
to … tell YOU … what’s right … !?!

I’m offering clues …
through … simple insight …

So … DON’T … !!!
come to me …
with … tears in your eyes …
because your … ” 3rd Op ” …
has … ” Ruined Your Life !!! ”

I’d rather … ” Fit In ” …
to … FIT … ” Natural Thighs ”
whilst looking into …
A Womans’ … Third Eye …

or … YES … Better Still …
A … ” Great Pair of … Hips !!! ”
whilst … “Pressing” … gently …
against … ” Juicy Wet Lips ” … !!!

I’m … Flipping the script …
But these things … ” Fit In ” …
like … ” Holsters and Clips ” …

See ….
Why … Join a gang … ?
to fire … ” Bullets ??? ”

cos’ youth … who do this …
are being … ” Foolish ! ” …

These are the people …
Police … NEED TO … “Grip” …

Instead of … disappearing … ?
when … Hurricanes … ” Hit ” … !!!!!

Now … I want to … FIT …
into … One Simple Thing …

The arms of a … ” Lady ” …
who … Doesn’t … enlist …
A book … to explain …

” Her Relationships ?!?!? ”

They ALL … are …

….. ” UNIQUE ” …..

Yeah … kind of like … ” ME ”
cos’ something I … ” NEED !!! ” …
is a chance to be … ” FREE ” … !!!!!

As I would want …
My Lady … to be … !!!

“NOT” … with each man …
she … Happens to see … !!!

Or … with HER … body … !!!

I’d like her to keep
that thing … ” Just for me !!! ”

But …..
FREE … with her …

…. ” Thoughts ” …..

and … FREE … with her mind

NOT to … ” Fit In ” … !!! …
with those who are … “blind” …

cos’ … people like these
i’ve tended to find …
are people who want …
to leave you …

… ” In A Bind !!! ” …

GO … FIT IN …
with … THEM … !!!
and … see what you get … ?!?

You may see some things …
that … ” Confinement ” … Brings … !!!

You know … what I mean …
A Room where … The Key …
Ain’t something … You Keep … !!!

A Room … in a place …
where you … Cannot Sleep … !!!!!

” Fitting In ” … there …
leaves … Most People …

…… ” SCARED ” ….. !!!!!!!!!!

and many … Can’t Cope …
with … having to … ” Share ” …

So …..

” Fit ” … their neck into …
A Noose … Well Prepared …
before … Jumping Off …
A … ” Prison Owned ” … chair … !!!!!

But ….
being …. ” Unique ” ….
can make people … ” weak ”
because you get … treated …
as if … you’re a … ” FREAK ” … !!!

But who are … These people … ?
The ones who look … ” Chic ” … ?

They’re probably … those …
who don’t like … how I speak … !!!

Well ….
My Poetry …
Helps me … to feel … FREE … !!!!!

So … people like these …
can keep … judging me … !!!

cos’ I won’t … rescind … !!!
The chance to be … ME … !!!

and … don’t think it’s right …
to simply …

…. ” Fit In ” ….

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