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Feb 2020
Ya Know ....

I Was With Some Poets ...
When ... THIS Was Said ...

“When it comes to your poems, what defines success ?“

By This ... What Was Meant ...
Was When You Have An Audience ...
At A Spoken Word Event ...
And You Stand Up And RECITE ...

Can You See That Words You Write ...
Have Touched Your Listeners ... MINDS ... ?!?

Which ISN’T Quite As Easy ...
As Asking ... “Do You Feel Me ?“ ...

In Fact I Get Quite QUEASY ... !!!
Cos’ Some Can Be Quite CHEESY ... !!!!!!!

“I’m glad we don’t have to write that stuff !“ ...

“Okay, but let me call your bluff !
When poetically, my words dish cuffs !
Isn’t that art, that shows some heart ?“

“Don’t get me wrong, i’m not saying that !
I just don’t like, all this, me me hype !“

“Fair enough, most rap right now is sounding wack,
but, now worldwide when grabbing mics,
you’d better believe, ya' can’t show that you’re weak !
Especially when, your use of pen,
tends to upset, and leave heads wet !“

“See what I mean, that’s just not artistry to me !“

“Okay that’s cool, but what’s success to you,
When trying to pursue artistic moves ?“

Do You MOULD Your Style ... ???
So That People ... SMILE ... !?!

Or ........
CHANGE UP ... Your Material ...
So That It SEEMS ... ETHEREAL ... ?!?

Or DO YOU Simply ... Re-Arrange ...
Just To ... “ Make Some Change “ ... ?!?

“Gotta get that cash right, rather than speak your mind !“

And Therein Lies ....... “ The Dilemma “ ....... !?!?!

Success Is What Now Playing To THE CROWD ... ???
And Changing Like The Weather ...
Just To PROVE You’re ... CLEVER ... !!?!!

Or Doing What ... “ FEELS “
Like The Deal That’s ... “ REAL “ ... !!!!!

REALER Than The DEAL ...
That ENTERTAINERS SEAL ... !!!!!

THE DEAL To ... ENTERTAIN ... !!!

“Don’t say THIS, Don’t say THAT !
It’s poetry son, cut out that rap !
Oh and while I think about it,
You need to cut your hair !“

“Hold on now man, no fair no fair !“

“Too late son, see you signed right there,
on the dotted line, and that now means that you are mine !
You’ll do as you’re told, and toe the line !
Don’t get too bold, or your art won’t shine, and see the light !“

“Wot', the light of airplay ...
Okay Okay, Success Finally, Ah Yes Success !“

Now If THAT's What You Get ... ?
I May As Well ... STAY VEX ... !!!!

Cos’ That Just Seems Like STRESS ...
For WHAT ... A Few POEMS ... !?!

YES Some That Probe Like A LYRICAL Saw ... !!!!!
INTO The Pores of Those ... ***** ................ !!!!!!

NOW I Try NOT TO USE Language Like THAT .... !!!
Because It’s CRUDE And Can Just Sound CRASS ... !!!!

See You WON’T SEE ME Falling Into THAT ... “ TRAP “ ... !!!
of Letting My ANGST Bring Words Like THAT To My Notepad ...

ARTICULATED Venom Is What I SPIT .... !!!!!

I Flip The Script Like COBRAS ... !!!!!!
But Still Write With LOVE Like LENNON ...
Whilst Maintaining My ... COMPOSURE ... !!!!!

See SUCCESS To ME Through My Artistry ...
NO LONGER Needs Applause From ... "SHEEP" ... !!!!!

Check Out ... “ The SCENE “ ...
TRUE QUALITY’s Pretty Much ... UNSEEN ... !!?!!

So YES Some Men And Women TOO ...
Have Things To PROVE .... !!!!
SUCCESS For A Few ...
Has Been ... ANGER Fuelled ... !!!!!

There’s Room In The Arts For Stuff That’s HARD ... !!!!!

But Success To ME In The ... “ Poetic Field “ ...
Is When My Pen And Subjects BLEND And Thoughts Transcend ...

Into POEMS ... FILLED With TRUTHS ... !!!!!
That I Exude That Constitute ...

... A SUCCESS FILLED End ... !!!!!

An End That Leads To MANY Beginnings ...
Success ISN’T ALWAYS PROOF You’re WINNING .... !!!

Success Now In My Head Is When Works I Present ...
Are Delivered At A Level That REVELS Near My Best .....

So That When The DUST Has Settled ............
I’m Remembered For ... MY ART ...
And My LOVE FOR IT From END To START ...
And THE FACT That It Came ...
STRAIGHT FROM ... MY HEART ... !!!

And That ... LIGHT or DARK ..... !?!
It’s Made IT’S MARK IN Just ONE Persons Head ... !!!!!

And THAT NOW To ME ...
Is What I See As Having Some ...

............ “ Success “ ...........
It certainly seems that, quite a few heads, have very different versions of what success mean to them, especially when it comes to what they see as, them being artistic and creative .......
Big Virge
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