“The Rise” … Written and Performed by Big Virge

So folks, here we go again, full blown lockdowns, are once again, on the rise, across the globe.

However, the rise of anger regarding these lockdowns, should not be underestimated.

The Dutch seem to be quite upset about being kept locked away, and have taken to the streets, to vent their frustrations, as they are in Lebanon, Israel and, various European Nations, by all accounts, with the French reacting with thousands hitting the streets to protest against laws that, may just stop any form of public criticism of police, being allowed, a very serious law, which, in amongst all these protests for, other apparently, ” Conscious Causes “, is something that’s, really worthy of serious protest, in my view, as this seems to be the kind of law that is one that may become one that’s global, which is something to indeed, be showing serious resistance to !!!

Meanwhile, of course, passive Bajans, seem to be more concerned about maintaining tourism, rather than showing anger at the manner in which, visitors are being treated, and allegedly being given freedoms, that local folks don’t seem to be able to get ?

As well as the idea that, local village shops should now close, which is certain to anger folks, who have already seen business slows, due to this virus.

Furthermore, the idea of the Barbados Government, being able to find funds to get testing units, to now come to peoples’ house, is certainly concerning, and angers me for one, I have no problem making that clear.

I’ll get tested when I need to, thank you very much, rather than, just because the same people who didn’t seem to want to ensure visitors who may have tested negative, were kept locked away, and unable to pass on, what may have been missed, upon initial tests, it’s really quite the invasion on people lives, and is really, quite ridiculous in my opinion !

There is the rise of more and more anger, regarding poor levels of financial support, being given to employees, whose incomes are either being limited, or simply stopped, due to these lockdowns creating, more and more financial pressures.

The Australian Open’s Tennis Players, being given preferential treatment, regarding their being able to travel to Australia, to participate in the tournament, has also caused considerable anger from Australians, trapped abroad, who’ve been told that they can’t travel home yet, due to, whatever Covid, ” this and that “, related issues, the nation is facing, according to the government, especially as quite a few players, now seem to be testing positive !

Like WTF … ?!?

The issue of racism amongst footballers, seems to have reached a head again, this time between, Ibrahimovic and Lukaku, during the Milan derby game this week, where Zlatan apparently told Romelu to,

“ Go do your voodoo “, as well as saying he was a, “ Little Donkey”.

Romelu though, apparently made comments about Zlatan’s wife and moms, whilst swearing at him, which was caught on camera.

Zlatan was later sent off.

The issue of the racist usage of social media, regarding footballers, has also once again risen it’s ugly head, for both, Anthony Martial, and Axel Tuanzebe, which apparently has disgusted Manchester United this week !

Hmmm, well, all this disgust doesn’t seem to be backed up with the type of action, that would send a very serious message to those who seem to think, that they can hide behind their keyboards, whilst hurling racist commentary on players…

Why, because of a poor, TEAM performance ?!?

Again, like WTF … !?!

Simply, do something that’s, LONG Lasting, that really threatens these, so called fans ability, to have their freedom !

Platitudes are clearly proving to be just that.

As for Twitter, yeah, if they can ban, Trump, well, ban these fukwits’ too, and let’s see them face some kind of SERIOUS, penal, punitive measure.

I mean, with Aussie Cricket Fans, allegedly, recently running racist talk on Indian players, are we to really believe that all these race issues, that the, black lives matter movement, should apparently be, hindering, are behind us ?

It would seem not, however, the anger surrounding lockdowns, and the apparent double standards, that have certainly been exposed in Barbados, of recent, are a little more concerning, as are the subsequent effects of the Brexit’ deal in the UK, which seem to indicate, that good old Boris, didn’t quite make a deal, that benefits British Companies, or the country’s economy, as many had initially hoped to be the case.

Finally, what of Mr. Bidens, New America ?

Well, it’s clear that it’s too early to tell, however, one has to wonder when warnings are being issued about the possible rise in, anti-government sentiments, possibly causing domestic acts of terrorism, from Trump supporters.

There is also the rising threat of vaccines being made mandatory, which, although seemingly being accepted by most, as the only way to now go, is still clearly angering some folks !

So, this weeks set of spoken words, having been written and recorded, a while before Covid’ came to be, indicate that it’s no surprise to me, that in these days and times, that, anger amongst folks, for various reasons ….

Even Though The Don’s now gone, is on…..

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A Lil’ something for #MartinLutherKingDay2021

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“Punch” … Written and performed by Big Virge

Okay folks so, the struggle continues into 2021, and quite a few things, as well as people, seem to be packing, quite the punch, as things continue to move, even if, in very guarded ways.

Curfews and Lockdowns continue globally, to seemingly, increase and grow, due to the punch that the old, and, NEW Corona Strains, seem to be delivering, to institutions like the NHS, in the UK, to everyone from sports organisations, events and teams, to prison institutions, and tourists in Barbados, from what’s being said to be true.

However, one has to wonder how much punch the truth is packing these days ?

Moving along suitably to, The Don, and his SECOND, Yup …
SECOND Set of Impeachment Problems !!!

Like WTF … ?!?

Just CRAZY, but you’ve got to laugh, when taking close looks at the Capitol Hill Assault, and the subsequent apologies, and reactions, of those now being shamed and named, for the public to see …

Tut Tut Tut …

All TOUGH and apparently Righteous, on the day, but not so much, now that people are getting to air their views, and opinions on these again, apparently, righteous actions, that once again, were acts of protest, and, civil unrest right ???

However, when black folks were protesting about, black people DYING, that’s right, DYING, as a result of ASSAULTS, and MURDERS, perpetrated by law enforcement, rather than throwing their toys out of their prams, because an election result didn’t go their way … ???

We were destroying neighbourhoods, acting violently, like some inhuman breed, were the type of things being said, if I’m not mistaken right ?!?

Hmmm, now when you look at these occurrences, and make comparisons, on such a basis, it seems that the only thing that really packed a punch, as a result of these disturbances, has been media commentaries, and the Democrats, and Republicans, getting to oust Donald, and the boost of vaccination drives, and fear of death, due to what ???

Our new friend, the Corona Virus…. ?!?

Huh … !?!

Interestingly, the one thing that isn’t really packing a punch, is boxing anymore, Floyd about to take on a youtuber’, says it all, and don’t even try to tell me about Fury vs Joshua….

They can punch each other as much as they want, not really interested.

However, the continued punch of dubious actions, by the likes of, ex Aussie Cricket Captain, Steve Smith, and alleged racist fans, in Sydney, do interest me, as do the platitudes, from Cricket Australia Heads, who like their British Cousins, keep talking about their, ZERO TOLERANCE policies against racism, that don’t seem to actually, be stopping anyone who is racist, from running their stupid gums, when they get drunk ?!?

Nuff’ said.

Finally, what about poor old, Bruce Willis eh, tut tut, put your mask on Bruce old boy, or you’ll get into trouble now, especially when pictures go viral of you flaunting the rules to shop ….

…. which leads me to the final punch, that is a lil’ more disturbing, for people already looking over their shoulders, regarding things like rising costs, due to this Brexit Deal, and the further closure of businesses, some as big as Debenhams, who have announced that certain stores will not re-open, once this lockdown is over !

There are also a number of small businesses, that seem to already be suffering, as things have begun in 2021, and a report is suggesting that, somewhere in the region of 250,000 businesses, are under serious threat of closing, due to the lockdown in the UK.

Oh and, just one more, quite pertinent thing, the efficacy punch of these vaccines, which seem to be varying from as high as 95%, to, as disturbingly low as 55%, for certain vaccines being rolled out in places like Brazil, that are coming out of where … ?

CHINA, of all places …

It’s a bit of a lottery out there, when it comes to their ability to protect, or to do more, to fight off this virus it would seem … ???

Punches are being thrown in all sorts of directions currently, so, it’s not a bad time to drop a few rhymes, that reflect on those who have tried to punch above their weight, in their dealings with me, over the years, as well as reflecting on some of the TRULY GREAT Names, from yesteryear, who, within the realm of Professional Boxing, really did pack a …..

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“So Now What’s Coming Next ?” … A Poem written by Big Virge 7/1/2021

Now Folks …
My Phone’s SMART Tech …
REJECTED My First Text … !!!

In A Way That Really …
Caused My Head To STRESS … !!!

So I Guess That It Was Meant …
For ME To Now Get VEX …

Just Like The Heads …
At Today’s’ PROTEST … !!!

That Seemed To Have Rednecks …
Rather VEXED And Quite UPSET … !?!

Because Their CURRENT President …
Has Now … GOT TO Accept …
… His LOSS To Joe Biden … !!!!

According To News Threads … !?!

So Should Now GO HOME …
And Leave The Whitehouse Zone … !!!

So Now … Just Like Them …
This Is My Second Attempt …
To Write This Poem …
That Wants To Assess …
What Will Now Come Next … ?!?

Which Is Similar I Guess …
To Their Wish To STILL REJECT …
Biden’s … Election SUCCESS … ?!?

And Have Votes Counted AGAIN …
In Ways Where They Can Inspect …
And Openly … Double Check … !!!

Like Twenty Fifth Amendments …
To REMOVE This President … ?!?
Because Biden Has WON …
And Trumped Don’s Minions …

Who’ve Now Rioted Like PUNKS …
And Left The Country STUNNED … !!!

But … Is That What’s Happened …
Or Is This Some Kind of Stunt …
Or One HELL of A … Diversion … ?!?

To CONFIRM The Election Result …
And Make Certain That Mr. Biden …

… Is America’s President …
In … Twenty Twenty One … ?!?

Now It’s Just A Simple Question …
So Is NOT An … Accusation … !!!

But For Those On The Hill …
To NOT Take Time To Chill …
And Be Passing Judgements …
On … This Last Election …

… SO SOON AFTER …
… Protest Marchers …

Seems A Bit HEARTLESS …

So What’s Coming Next … ?!?

Because Now Congress …
Is … Once Again …
Now Democrat Lead …

Trump’s Republican Friends …
Have Quickly Turned …
Against Their President …… !?!

Like The Kind of Worms …
Who’ve Shifted Their Faith …
To Be Willing To Shape …
Their Political Claims …
To … DEMOCRAT Veins … ?!?

In A … Capitol SHAKE …
That Has Caused A QUAKE …
That’s Been FAR From Great … !!!

So … WHO Was It Today …
Who Chose To MISBEHAVE … ?!?

Was It … BLACKS … ???
Maybe Some In Blackface …
Who Are Those In Gangs …
With … Racist Ways … !?!

Or Was It Asians …
Out There RAGING … ?!?

NOPE … Don’t Think So …
Hold On … I KNOW … !!!

Must of Been The CHINESE …
Causing … YOB Like Scenes …

Actually … It Was WHITES …
Who Were Causing Fights …
And The Loss of Life … !!!

That’s RIGHT The Same Types …
Who CLAIM To Be CIVILISED … ?

Now It’s The SECOND Time …
I’ve Tried To Write These Rhymes …
So Those Last Lines …
Are Worth Writing TWICE … ?!?

So … WHO Was It Today …
Who Chose To MISBEHAVE … ?!?

Was It … BLACKS … ???
Maybe Some In Blackface …
Who Are Those In Gangs …
With … Racist Ways … !!!

Or Was It Asians …
Out There RAGING … ?!?

NOPE … Don’t Think So …
Hold On … I Know … !!!

Must of Been The CHINESE …
Causing YOB Like Scenes …

Actually … It Was WHITES …
Who Were Causing Fights …
And The Loss of Life …

That’s Right The Same Types …
Who Claim To Be CIVILISED … ?

Because Had It Been Blacks …
Would They Have Got To Smash …
The HILL … Like That … ?!?

All Their Talk About GOD …
Is Clearly … WAY OFF …
When They Behave Like WILD Dogs … !!!

Now That’s A Line …
Just For Those White TRASH …
Who Are QUICK To CRITICISE …
When Blacks Protest And Act … !?!

Against The VERY SAME THINGS …
Like How Judgements Are RIGGED …
When It Comes To Killings …
That Police Are QUICK To Make … !!!

But SOMEHOW Heads Today …
Who Caused The Hill To Quake …
Were Just … USHERED Away …

So Congressman Could Stake …
A Claim For Biden’s Way …
To Be Made Clear RIGHT AWAY …
And With NO MORE DELAY … !!!

As I Earlier Said In This Poem …
Twenty Fifth Amendments …
Are What They Now Suggest …
As Being What’s BEST …
To Now Ensure Progress …

Because Now That The Senate …
Is …… Democrat Lead ……

There Should Be Less Heads Against …
What Joe Biden Presents …
As Policies Well Meant …
In His Term As President … !!!

There’s Much That Now Suggests …
That This Protest Represents …

A Shift Back To Power …
For The … Establishment … !!!

And VACCINE Trends …
To Stem Corona Deaths …

An Agenda Being Fed …
By Global Governments … !!!

So Folks Shouldn’t Forget …
That … Diversions Are Meant …

To … Keep Heads BLINDED … !!!
To What’s Coming Next …
From Political Heads …

Like … Republican Men …
And Women Who STRESSED …
That They Would Never Turn …
AGAINST Their OWN President …
Who’ve Turned Like Worms …
With DISTURBING QUICKNESS …
To Now Show Allegiance …
To Their Democratic Friends … ?!?

So This Poem Will End …
With A Question That Suggests …

That … Hypocrisy And Lies …
Are NOT Beyond These Guys …
Who’ll Decide And Now Preside …
Over What’s Best For Our Lives …

So ….
DON’T You Be Surprised …
If Protests Start To RISE …
In Countries Now Worldwide …
Over MORE Than Loss of Lives … !!!

There’s A Lot That ISN’T Right …
Just Like Today’s Protest …
That’s Left Some People DEAD … !!!

It’s EASY To Sit …
And Claim Ignorance …

But I Suggest That Instead …
You Now USE Your HEADS …

To Ask …

“So Now Whats Coming Next ?“

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“The Black James Bond” … written and performed by Big Virge

So folks, 2021, here we go, and like most I guess, this 2020 holiday season, has been on a very low key, and tone for me.

I am not a big one for it anyway, however, have always indulged in a few drinks and parties over the years, but thankfully at 50, i’m content with my own company, and less frolicking, so I took in some, ” Wonder Woman 1984 “, for some light entertainment, and boy was that LIGHT, and not in a particularly good way !

I mean, all due respect to Madame Jenkins, but like really, as many are suggesting, Pedro Pascals’ villain, was like a poor caricature of The Don, and i’d rather watch and listen to him do his Presidential thing, to be honest !

I have never been a fan of Gal Gadot being Wonder Woman, simply because she doesn’t even have the kind of body that would befit an Amazonian Warrior, One, and secondly, she just doesn’t do much more, than look pretty from certain angles.

The rather strange plot of wishes being what she was fighting in this, was well, weak at best.

Kristen Wigg’s Cheetah, again, Meh … just not hot, even when she was supposed to be, and nothing to write home about in her performance, however, I think much of this was a result of a poor script and story.

The only thing that warmed my heart a little bit, was the post credit appearance of Linda Carter, who, although obviously aged, still brought a little something to it, which was about all that really worked for me, in the entire film.

The movie really was a disappointment, and as much as we can all see that, Wonder Woman is an iconic, female hero, the overtones of female power, were just a little too much, and felt very forced at times.

So overall, I have to say that it was a very disappointing experience, even the flying scenes, and effects were just poorly executed, and lacked any sense of being believable, or particularly warranted.

Hopefully, the next Justice League will give her a little more well, Oomph, for want of a better word.

However, The Mandalorian, on the other hand, now, that Pedro performance was much more entertaining, and watchable, even though his face was covered for the majority of it, and Grogu, presumably, a distant relative of the one and only Yoda, was suitably cute, that I think that, even to a grown man like me, I was quite willing to watch his tiny lil’ ass waddle around !

As heroic characters go, The Mandalorian was working it throughout the entire second season, and Jon Favreau, alongside of the likes of George Lucas, and a string of different directors, created a landscape that was not only, visually impressive, but indulged in some impressive fight scenes, and choreography.

Carl Weathers and Gina Carano, did their thing too, and to see, Temuera Morrison, reprise his role as Boba Fett, was a pleasant surprise, as was the addition of Ming-Na Wen, and of course, the return of a digitally enhanced, Luke Skywalker, which was a much needed thing, after his rather ridiculous usage, in the recent debacle of Star Wars movies.

The only character who didn’t really rock my world, was that of Giancarlo Esposito, whose villain seemed a little forced, and somewhat bland, in comparison to say, Peter Cushing, or Ian McDiarmaid’s Emperor.

So, an interesting holidays viewing, that left me with a wish to see exactly where Favreau will take the series in the future.

Talking of the future, well bwoy’, what a start to 2021 we are having eh… ?

A National Lockdown in the UK again, which does not bode well at all, and as far as Barbados is concerned, the mutated strain seems to have been allowed to come to the island, and to go on parties, bus crawls and into the prison.

SMH …..

Also, the sudden death of horse trainer, JP McManus’s daughter, has to also concern folks somewhat, who are not just drinking and waltzing around as if, due to 2020 being a thing of the past, that the issues surrounding this mutated strain of Corona, are in the past too, who are acting like fools who need to be schooled.

So, it seems as if the world may well need a hero in 2021…
Maybe like this one, who is a personal fav’ of mine…

So this time, no bass line or beat in tow, just a straight down the pipe, Big Virge, Spoken Word Flow, to start the year, from my alternate persona of ….

The Black James Bond folks … ENJOY … !!!

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“2021” … A Poem written by Big Virge

So, as 2020 is finally done, my first post of the year is an interesting one, that looks into, what I think is likely to come, in …..

… “2021” …

A Poem written by Big Virge 30/12/2020

So The Time Has Come …
To Have New Years Fun …

Because The Year 2020 …
Is … Finally Done …
But What A Year …
2020 Has Been … !?!

It’s Been A Year of FEAR …
Due To This Viral Disease … !!!

So As Some Folks Cheer …
And Drink Some More Beer …

What Will 2021 …
Bring To Global Kingdoms … ?!?

Because It’s Clear That Fun …
May Well NOT Run …
Due To … VACCINATIONS …
And BIG Money Problems … !!!

So Celebrate … NAH …
This New Year I’ll Pass …
Instead of Act Like An Ass … !!!

Because 2021 May Well Become …
A Year That’s Remembered …
For … Years To Come … !!!

Due To Trade Deals Done …
And Presidential Stunts …
FILLED With AGENDAS …
And MORE Restrictions … !!!

DON’T Go HERE …
And DON’T Go THERE … !!!

UNLESS You’re RICH …
And Can Choose To Live …
In A … “ Virtual World “ …

Where Quarantines Serve …
To Help You Work …
In Foreign Lands …
So You Can Still Make Cash …

Or Maybe … Bitcoins …
According To Tech Boys … ?!?

While Mutated Strains …
of This Virus Cause PAIN … !!!

Well … So They Say …
The Same Shameless Names … !!!
Who … Keep Getting Paid …
For Causing DISARRAY …

Because Party Days …
Will NOT Be The Same … !!!

Now 2020’s Done …
And Infections JUMP …
And VACCINATIONS …
Are FORCED On EVERYONE … !!!

Well Maybe NOT FORCED … ?!?
But When You Get To Airports …
You’ll … HAVE To Report …

What Tests You’ve Had …
To Airlines Like QANTAS …

And May Get Told …
That You Now CAN’T Go …
Where You Want To Go … !?!

Because of New Controls …
That Will Take Hold of How You Roll …
It’s A Sketchy Road With Definitive Goals …

So REMEMBER This Quote …

“ Big Virge Told You So ! “

Because of Places Like SPAIN …
Where They’re Already Saying …

That If You CHOOSE …
To REJECT And REFUSE …
To Take A Vaccine For Covid-19 …

Or … Is That TWENTY …
Or Twenty Twenty One … ?!?!

That Your Name Will Be One …
Placed On Registers …

of Those Who Are Known …
To Have Simply Said NO …
To Receiving A Jab …
And That’s A FACT …

So Whats Up With THAT … ?!?
Cos’ It Sounds Like A Plan …
To Make People Less Keen …
To Be Those NOT Deemed …
To Be … Covid Free …

But Do These Vaccines …
Make You FREE of Disease …
Like … Covid-19 … ?!?

When MUTATED Strains …
Seem To QUICKLY Update …
And Return … AGAIN … ?!?

2021 …
Doesn’t Sound Like Much Fun …

Unless VACCINATIONS …
Are Taken By EVERYONE … !?!

So Of Course They’ll Say …
That You Can Choose To Abstain …
But If Virus Strains Mutate AGAIN … ?!?

Policies May CHANGE …
And Then … REARRANGE …

And I Think That We’ll See …
… Politicians Lean …
Towards Making Vaccinations …
…… “ COMPULSORY “ ……

Because It Doesn’t Make Sense …
To Let SOME Say … YES …
But To Have Them STRESSED …

Because of Those Who REJECT …
What They Say Will Suppress …
The Rise and Spread …
of This DEADLY VIRUS … !!!

It’s A Situation …
That’s Causing Consternation …

Because of How Lockdowns …
And Masks Haven’t Stopped …
Corona Causing Problems … !!!

So Now That Twenty Twenty …
Is … FINALLY Done …

This Poem Is One …
That’s NOT About FUN … !!!

It Is One That Questions …
What Is Likely To Come ….

In ……..

…… “ 2021 “ ……

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