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Jul 17
Let Me Make This ...
  
... CLEAR To You ... !!!  
    
I'm NOT PREACHING ...  
That's The ... TRUTH ... !!!!  
    
You ...  
DON'T Have To Read ...  
If You ... Don't Want To ... !!!  
    
Trust Me On This ... !!!  
If You Don't ... That's Cool ...  
    
I'm Just ...  
Passing On ... My Views ...  
Just Like ... " Politicians Do " ...  
    
Those You VOTE FOR ... !!!  
Who ... ***** YOU ... ?!?  
    
Can't I Say ...  
What's ON My Mind ... ???  
    
I Guess NOT ...  
In ... " Modern Times " ... ?!?  
    
These Are Times ...  
Like ... " Days of Old " ...  
    
When Blacks Were ... "Slaves" ...  
    
" DO WHAT YOU'RE TOLD ! "  
    
Things In TRUTH ...  
Are STILL ... The Same ...  
    
When Things Go WRONG ...  
" WE'RE THE ONES  " ...    
Who ... Take The BLAME ... !!!  
    
Am I ... " Preaching " ...  
Yet AGAIN ... !?!  
    
Sorry Folks ...  
You Should COMPLAIN ... !!!  
    
While MORE Blacks ...  
Just Go ... "INSANE" ... !!!  
cos' of ... PRESSURES ...  
ON OUR ... Brain ...  
    
I Don't Live ...  
Like ... Most of You ...    
    
That's Why I Write ...  
The Way I Do ...  
    
So ...  
When You ... READ ...  
DON'T Say ... I PREACH ... !!!  
    
It's ... My Time ...  
To Write In ... Rhyme ...  
    
This Goes Back ...  
To My ... Earlier Line ...  
    
DON'T Say I PREACH ...  
and We'll Be Fine ... !!!  
    
One Thing I've Learnt ...  
About ... Mankind ...  
Is ... Blacks CAN'T SAY ...  
What's ON ... " Their Mind " ...  
    
cos' White Folks KNOW ...  
The ... " Grand Design " ...  
    
This ... MUST MEAN ...  
That I CAN'T Teach ... !!!  
But REALLY ...  
    
Can You Say I PREACH ... ?!?  
    
Do I ... " Have " ...  
A ... " Leather Seat " ... ?  
In The ... " House of Lords " ...  
Where ... White Men PREACH ... !!!  
    
NO ... I DON'T ... !!!  
cos' I CAN'T .................................................................­................. Reach ......  
    
A Place Like ... THAT ...  
With Things I Speak ....  
    
Maybe I ... CAN ...  
Let's Wait and See ...  
    
But MOST White Folk ...  
Will NOT Believe ...  
    
The Things I Say ...  
That ... I HAVE Seen ... !!!  
    
"IT'S JUST NOT TRUE !  
HE'S GOT SCREWS LOOSE !"  
    
It's NO SURPRISE ... !!!  
When You ABUSE ...  
and ... Listen When ...  
  
The Words ... " SUIT YOU " ...  
    
But HERE'S The Thing ...  
Black People TOO ...  
    
DISMISS .................................................................­....... The Truth ................  
    
When Black Mens' Words ...  
Affect ... " Their Coup " ...  
    
"WHO THE HELL DOES HE THINK HE IS !  
SAYING THINGS ABOUT OUR KIDS !"  
    
Don't Our Kids ...  
Need Teaching TOO ... !?!  
    
"Of course they do,  
but in White Schools !"  
    
See ...  
Here's The Thing ...  
    
Black Folk ... BELIEVE ...  
In ... " White Mans' Ways " ...    
    
But DON'T BELIEVE ...  
What ... STRONG Blacks Say ... ?!?  
    
We'd Rather Hear ...  
    
A ... " 50 Cent " ...  
Than Listen To ...  
Chuck or KRS' ... !?!  
    
MOST Young Rappers ...  
Just Talk ... MESS ... !!!    
    
But it's OKAY ...  
For Them To ... PREACH ...  
    
While Our Children ...  
DIE On ... Streets ... !?!?!  
cos' of ... " WORDS " ...  
They Hear Them Speak ...    
    
OKAY OKAY ...  
It's ... NOT Just Rap  ... !!!    
    
But Rap CAN Set ...  
Kids Up For ... " SLAPS " ... !!!  
    
Check The Stats' ...  
I'm Talking FACTS ... !!!  
    
But Let's ...... Backtrack ...  
cos' Talking ... FACTS ...  
Must Mean I PREACH ... ?!?  
    
Can't We Put ...  
That Line To .... "Sleep" ... !?!  
    
NOT Just Yet ...  
I Haven't Reached .......  
The End of THIS HERE Poetry ... !!!!!  
    
Let Me Make ...  
This Piece Complete ....  
    
Sometimes .....  
I'm Just ... Venting STRESS ...  
    
Other Times ....  
I'm Just ... UPSET ... !!!!!  
    
Words I Write ...  
AREN'T ALL ... For You ... !!!  
    
I KNOW That ...    
I'm NOT A Fool ... !!!  
    
But When I Speak ...  
I'm Being ... TRUE ...  
    
I Don't Speak ....  
To ... "belittle you" ...  
    
When You Speak ...  
I'm Learning TOO ... !!!!!  
    
NOT From ... ALL ...    
But ... Some of You ...    
    
Things I Write ...  
I Hold ... "DEARLY" ...  
    
I'm NOT ... " Creepy " ...  
DON'T .... FEAR ME .... !!!!!  
    
Words I Write ...  
Can Have ... " DEEP Meaning ..... "    
    
Some Have Said ...  
They've ... " Taught " ...  
That's ... " Teaching " ...  
    
Some Have CLEARLY ...  
Left Folks .... REELING .... !!!!!!!  
    
But Let's Be ... CLEAR ...  
    
" I'm Not Preaching !!! "
In response to the suggestion that, what I was doing was preaching, I had to explain my position,

I'd rather see what I do, as merely sharing views of things that i've seen, as well as been through, as the poem states.

Also, this is an interesting piece, from the perspective of President Trumps', recent attack on the 4 congresswomen, for merely expressing their views about US Governance !
Big Virge
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