“Unite” … Written and Performed by Big Virge

Well, in these days and times of such HUGE DIVIDES, I figure it’s a good time to reflect on the ideal of unity, and why it has really always been, a destination beyond humanity’s reach !

So, where to start ?

Well, this week I guess … and then trace it back.

So I’ll quickly deal with the LGBTQ group, and the way that okay, they may well have found ways to unite, but as Dave Chappelle suggested, maybe they’re not quite as unified as they’d like the rest of us to believe ?!?

Thus, JK Rowling taking issue with the cancel culture, due to backlash for comments on Transgender people, is a very relevant and interesting case, because it’s pretty clear that actors within her own Harry Potter franchise, as with most actors, are totally down with the LGBTQ movement !!!

So, to now be taking issue with, even one portion of their group, can only further divide, rather than unite, however, I can see why, because, as I will say to my dying days, NOBODY’s ABOVE, facing hate or opposition, to positions they choose, or apparently, naturally take to !!!

Ha Ha … !!!

Excuse the pun, but to literally tell people that, to have a differing opinion, could see them fined, or jailed, or indeed ostracised, to the point where they lose work … IS …

JUST NOT RIGHT … !!!!!

Cancel me if you like, because I already know what that feels like, because of my dark skin, which leads me conveniently, to this,

Black Live Matter Movement …

… and The INCREDIBLE Divisions, that it’s causing, that are very disturbing, and quite frightening, in terms of what it’s stirring !

However, that was already a pot that was HOT, that has long been on the brink of boiling over !

So, the divisions it’s fuelling are those between ideals that the LGBTQ and BLM movements, are not only, EXHAUSTING the alphabet, but that there are folks who do not see them as being in same ball park !

… and let’s not even bring the religious folks into this, who are preaching love, but sticking to their teachings, in most cases, regarding the Adam and Eve vs Adam and Steve and Genevieve and Eve constructs, that, are now driving heterosexual beliefs into the corner with Lil’ Jack Horner !

So, of course public figures are entering the BLM movements debate, and the always controversial, Don Lemon, has got into it with the actor, Terry Crews, who seems to have disturbed Mr. Lemons’ …

“ Politically Correct “ … position, regarding the movements ideals and mission.

Well i’ve always felt that this is some ridiculous, token movement, that does not stand by its words, because it DOESN’T say that Black Lives Matter, ” ONLY when police take our lives or mistreat us, or that it’s only about, white supremacy, within America only !”

The hypocrisy lies in the lack of protests in black neighbourhoods where gangs of blacks, and individuals, choose to shoot to kill the SAME Black Lives, that DON’T seem to matter at all, to the likes of Mr. Lemon, in terms of having any relation to this movement.

Personally I see and agree with, where Mr. Crews is coming from, and think that the idea that, since George Floyds death, that no black lives that have been destroyed and taken, by others with the very same skin type, should matter, is deeply disturbing and incredibly divisive.

I have just one further point on this, which is that Mr. Crews is ABSOLUTELY RIGHT, when saying that we need to start holding ourselves ACCOUNTABLE, for doing the racists job for them, in FAR TOO MANY INSTANCES, over absolute FOOLISHNESS, like Pride and Pure IGNORANCE.

This leads me to the incredibly emotional confession by ex-cricketer, Michael Holding, when letting the world know about the fact that his own mothers’ family refused to speak to her, due to her wanting to marry a man, who apparently was just … TOO DARK, for them to be comfortable with, so again, let’s not gloss over the internal divisions that black people have, and continue to indulge in, that are truly destructive and divisive !!!

There doesn’t appear to be so much unity over in Europe either right now, which of course leads me to Brexit’, which has been on the back burner since Covid right ?

Well, if you are keeping an eye on negotiations, the divisions over how this should now be effected, are STILL there folks, and we already know how Brexit has divided Brits …. !!!

So finally to, this Corona situation, which is leading to all kinds of craziness, as lockdowns have eased, only for certain countries to have seen infection rates increase that have forced …

“ Localised Lockdowns “ …

Whatever that now means … ?!?

…. because there are videos and debates springing up, of fights, both physical and verbal, over the wearing of masks and observing distancing measures, to the point where in Serbia, the government is now facing serious, volatile protests over lockdown measures currently !!!

It’s all a matter of perspective to me now, because even if you don’t believe that this virus is real, there are many who DO !!!

…. and as the world does not revolve around, any one individual, contrary to the views of certain political crews !

So, people need to respect the fact that many are following the guidelines, therefore, when in public places, others should really do the same !!!

If you don’t agree, then, stay at home, or, only move with those who don’t give a rats !!!!

However, don’t expect others to hold your views, because as i’ve recently seen, on a personal level, not being able to peacefully and respectfully…

“ Agree To Disagree “ …

Does EVERYTHING EXCEPT, breed Unity …

So, with all these fights and divides, riding HIGH … !!!
This weeks Spoken Words from moi … Big Virge …

Deal with the vibe, which is clearly still, very far from being within sight …

A vibe that could see …

Our human kind ….

TRULY, once and for all….

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“A Fine Line” … A poem written by Big Virge 21/7/2006

Folks …
It is a … ” Fine Line ” … !!!
that … Clearly … Defines …
the road that I … Walk …
with words that I … Rhyme …

cos’ … words that I … talk …
may see me … in … Court … !!!

without … ” Sean ” …
or … ” Just Cause ” … !!!

because of YES … ” Them ” …
Those in … Governments …
and Those … who they … send …
to enforce … ” Poor Judgements ” … !!!!!

but ofcourse … They’ll Contend …
That … My Wordplay … OFFENDS …
and may well stir up … ” Trouble ” … !!!
and cause …. ” VIOLENCE ” …. !!!!! ….

But ….
It’s okay for … THEM … ?!!!?
to say … ” What They Like ” … !???!
and Declare … Their War Fights …
as forms of …. ” Defence ” ….
when plans they … Design …
keep causing … PROBLEMS … !!?!!

Well ….
It doesn’t seem like … ?
their actions are … Right … !?!
When … Every … News Night
The Things … In Our Sight …
KEEP … Showing Us … VISIONS …
of people who … ” DIE ” … !!!!! …

Now ….
That’s A … “Fine Line” …
I have … Re-designed …
from Princes’ … ” Great Song “…
The … ” Sign ‘o’ The Times ” …

So …
Don’t get me … wrong … !!!
My lines are … ” Refined ” …
and Clearly … “BELONG” … !!!
where fine lines … recline …

Each line that I write ….
Proves my mind is …

…… ” Inclined ” ……

to write about crimes
affecting …. Our lives ….

and it is a … “Fine Line’ …
that helps me to … FIND …
a way to … ” Express ” … !!! …

My … ” Anger and Stress ” …
About … How We … TRY … !!!
to do … what is … “RIGHT” … !!!!

But …..
What does this mean ?!?
in a world so … “Unclean” … !!!!!

What do we stand for … ?
when going to … WAR … !?!

We should take a ……………..
………………………………………

…… Pause …………..

and … THINK of … Our Cause …
Is making …. Blood …. POUR ….
what we’re … Really here for … ?!!!?

If you’re thinking … “YES” …
Are you …. ” Really Sure ” …. ???

How would you feel ?

if the blood poured
was ….. YOURS …… !!!

or ….
Someone … YOU LOVED … !!!
and Really … Cared For … !!!!!!

Well
As these lines … State …

It is a … “Thin Line” …
between YES …..

” Love and Hate ” …

but ….

“Hating” … For REAL … !!!
Won’t help us … Relate … !!!

These days …
it’s quite … CLEAR …
The Dangers of … FEAR … !!!!!

But …
That’s … Nothing New … !!!

The past’s given clues …
of how … IGNORANCE … Fuels …
individuals to … USE …
Torture and … “Abuse” …
Through crews filled with … FOOLS …
who think … Hatred … IS COOL … !!!!?!!!!

Well ….
Hatred Profiled …
Does NOT … !!! …
Lead to … Smiles …

It leads to a … place …
That’s Not … quite so great …
and leads us … though leaders …
who like to …. DICTATE ….

Like those around …. NOW …. !!!
who want to … “Clamp Down” …
on people like …. me ….
whose wordplay’s … So Neat …

That …. Our Poetry ….
Gives Policemen … ” A Beat ” …
That makes them … RETREAT … !!!!!

See what I mean … !!!

My … Poetry Seams …
are … Suitably … Clean …
and walk a … Fine Line …
of … ” Quality Rhymes ” …
that … Bypass … Extremes …

because they’re … Inclined …
to …. ” UNIFY ” …. minds ….

See …. that’s how i’d like
My Wordplay … DEFINED … !!!!!

Speaking … Your Mind …
Should … NOT BE … A Crime … !!!!!

Unless what you say …
Divides and spreads …

…… ” HATE ” ….. !!!!!

I’d rather spread … ” LOVE ” …
Through … ” Kisses and Hugs ” … !!!

while most now … Indulge …

In Acting like … THUGS …
and taking … HARD DRUGS …
when they’ve …. had ….
… ” Quite ENOUGH ” … !!!!!

People like … THESE …
make me want to … CUSS … !!!!!!!

But ….
These days i’m … TRYING …
to … Rise uP …. ABOVE ….

These … ” Wannabee Thugs ”

Who spread talk of … ” Dying ”
cos’ their words … NEED … !!!

……. ” Refining ” ……. !!!!!!

Things you … Put Out …
Come back son …

…. ” Don’t Doubt ” …. !!!!!

Now, that’s a … Fine Line …
that’s got … Lots of … CLOUT … !!!

So think … CAREFULLY … !!!
before … Running Your Mouth … !!!!!

Fine Lines … that I write …
of … Upsetting Designs …
are … NOT to … Start Fights … !!!

So ….
REMEMBER … That Line … !!!!!

They may cause … Offence …
and may cause … Arguments …

But ……
USE …. ” Common Sense ” ….
and … REJECT … ” Violence ” … !!!

Keep a … ” Cool Head ” …
Like … “Des Dekker” … said … !!!!!

Then … Pick up a … PEN
rather than … Make Attempts …
to bring me …. DISTRESS …. !!!!!!!

cos’ you …
want to … SUPPRESS
A view i’ve expressed …
that’s left you … UPSET … !!!!!

That message is … SENT …
to those … ” Jealous Gents ” …
Who Think they’re the … BEST …
at writing … Fine Lines …
with words that they … Rhyme …

Well … CLEARLY …
They’re … “BLIND” … !!! …
and … Out of Their … Mind … !!!!!!

to think that … Their Rhymes …
are … Better Than … MINE … ?!? …

Those causing us … STRESS … !!! …
are those in … ” Governments ” … !!!!!

They … Plan to … DIVIDE …
NOT … see us … ” UNITE ” … !!!!!

THINK … about that …
before starting … FIGHTS … !!!!!

” Black On Black ” …. crime …
has been … ” Long Designed ” …

Don’t You … think it’s time … ?!?

We start to fight … THEM … ?!?!?
and their … ” Bogus Systems ” … !!!

That’s where …..

I will … END …
This simple … Poem …

cos’ …

Words in … ” Those Lines ” …
May … cause me … PROBLEMS … !!!!!

Even though ….

Their JUST … Rhymes
that flow … and … DEFINE
How the words … I Transcribe …

REALLY WALK … !!! …

…. ” A Fine Line ” ….

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“Isn’t less … Sometimes … MORE ?!?” … A Poem written by Big Virge 29/10/2005

A suitable follow up to my last post …..

Isn’t … less … ?
Sometime … MORE … ?

Those words sound … GOOD …
If … You’re NOT … ” Poor ” … !!! …

But ……
Money … Doesn’t …
Give You … ” LIFE ” …
and … Life is … NOT …
Defined by …. ” Price ” ….

But ….
Is that … Right … ?!?

“Some” … would say …
it makes them … ” SMILE ” … !!!

Now … This Defines …
Those in … ” DENIAL ” …

It’s not my way …
to … Make you pay …
for things that … People …
Like to … Say …

But … writing things …
Helps … EASE … The Rage …
I Feel … Today …
because of … ” GREED ” …
That … leads to … PAIN … !!!!!

That’s why …
I’m … Asking … ?

What’s the score … ?

Isn’t less … ?
Sometimes … MORE … ?

cos’ … GREED …
is something …
I … ” DEPLORE ” … !!!!!

” Money ” …. Fuels ….
A … LOT of Wars … !!!!!
where people … ” DIE ” …

So …
How’s that … RIGHT … ?!?

More DEATH … than … Life
” Sees people ” …. CRY …. !!!!!

“Tears” … and eyes …
Don’t be … surprised …
If words I … speak …
” Darken ” … sunlight …

In todays’ times ….
while … writing rhymes …
I use … my mind …
to find … ” SUNSHINE ” … !!!

I have … Less Cash …
than … EVER BEFORE … !!!!!
and … face a life …
of being …. ” POOR ” ….

That’s … NOT FOR SURE …
But …. Money’s made ….
Pain … in me … ” SOAR ” … !!!

” Arguments ” ….
to get some … CASH …
are … ” DANGEROUS ” … !!!!!
and … Make Some … ” CLASH ” … !!!!!!!

I’d rather have ….. ” LESS ” …. !!!
than … ” MORE ” … of that … !!!!!

Mums and Dads …..
Now … Fight for … Cash … ?

” Ignoring ” … Daughters … ?!?
and their …. ” Lads ” …. !?!

These are … things …
NOT GOOD … but … BAD … !!!!!

EVEN … Fathers … !!!
and their … SONS … !!!!!
will go to … ” Court ” … ?!?

Now …
THAT’S … NOT FUN … !!!!!

“Over” …. MONEY …. ?!?
Come on now ….. !!! …..

That’s just as … BAD … !!!
as … Gun-Type … Sounds … !!!

“LESS” … Violence … !!!
is … BETTER THAN … MORE … !!!!!

Like … LESS DEFIANCE …
Breeds … ” Less War ” …

MORE … Aggression … !!!
FEEDS … Depression … !!!

“These” … are things …
I’d Like to … ” LESSEN ” … !!!

Sometimes … LESS TALK …
and … More … Action …
Can bring you … YES …

….. ” Satisfaction ” ….. !!!!!

and … That’s a … FACT … !!!
” Don’t ” … DISMISS THAT … !!!!!

But … it’s …
GOOD … to talk … !!!
when … Building Forts … !!!!!

But … !!! …

NOT … A Fortress …
Just for … ” YOU ” … !!!

… ” REMEMBER ” … !!!

” Other People ” … FOOL … !!!!!
may take …. because ….
They … Want That … TOO … !!!!!

That’s what … MORE …
Can sometimes … ” DO ” …

Make …. people ….

“JEALOUS” … of you … !!!!!

and make them … PULL …
” The Darkest ” … Moves … !!!!!

If you haven’t got a thing …
What’s there to … Take … ???

I guess … This View …
is not … the way …

But … look around you …
….. ” NOWADAYS ” ….. !!!!!

Can you say i’m wrong … ?
at the end of the … day … ?!?

” Some ” …
will … KILL YOU … !!!
for … ” Your Chain ” … !?!

I’m thinking …
Some folk … are … INSANE … !!!!!

Check …. ” New Orleans ” … !!!
when facing … ” Death ” … !!! …

Some … were stealing …
….. ” TV Screens ” ….. !!!!! ? !!!!!!
Instead of … Helping …
Those who … ” SCREAMED ” … ??? ! ???

Come on now folks …
See what … I mean … !?!

” Money ” … breeds …
“RUTHLESS” … ” Street Teams ” … !!!!!

Who … then do things …
that are … ” OBSCENE ” … !!!!!

” Happiness ” ….
means … MORE … to me …
than …. ” ANY SUM ” ….
of … Cash Money … !!!!!!

Times …. Right now …
have made me … SEE … !!!

Money … CAN’T …
Fulfil … My Dreams … !!!

” LESS ” …….. Murder ……..
Gives us … MORE LIFE … !!!!
and … Helps To … KEEP …
Our Race ….. ” ALIVE ” ….. !!!!!

ALL … Colour Types … !!!
from … Black to White …

” Less Division ” ….

Helps MORE … ” UNITE ” … !!!!!

and … THAT …
For Sure … !!!
is … Better than … WAR … !!!!!!

and … NOW … has made …
My Mind …. ” EXPLORE ” ….

This simple question ….

” Isn’t Less … ?
Sometimes … MORE ???”

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