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Ifeoma Ogbonnaya Mar 2019
With patches and creases
I try to put together the pieces
Of my broken shattered heart,
I've watched all my walls
Crumble right before me.

Every truth I held high
gradually coming undone.
Who had lied to me greatly?
But the very ones
I esteemed more enlightened.

Where's all the love
They talked about?
Nothing but cold broken hearts
Around here
Seems like I'm not the only one.

With patches and creases
I try to put together the pieces
Of my broken shattered heart,
I've watched all my walls
Crumble right before me.

Deception... what's worse is
The solutions they had claimed
to present were
Nothing but lies and man made stories

I believed.

I had hoped
they knew better.

Groomed to become the one
to take on the totem,
they'd be sorry to see the monster they created.

Oh, but we tried didn't we?
To live up to the standards they had created
and live out the laws they had taught us.
Though they broke their very own rules
We watched.

With their hands they had created
The very disaster they now seek to get rid of.


With patches and creases
I try to put together the pieces
Of my broken shattered heart,
I've watched all my walls
Crumble right before me.

Now they blame it on the Universe
and claim that God has been unjust to them,
For no one desires the consequences,
They claim it was the instruction from above.

Gradually, their rules failed them,
not because the rules themselves were evil,
but because they constantly failed to uphold
the very doctrines they had created.

With patches and creases
We try to put together the pieces
Of our broken shattered heart,
We watched all our walls
Crumble right before us.

Yet we wonder
Who has done this evil?
So This... “ Cancel Culture “...
Now Seems To Be Structured...
To... RESTRICT Numbers...

And Now Be The CONDUCTOR... !!!
of What Folks Say And What Gets Played...

Via TV Or Stage And WHO Gets Paid...
As If THEY Are Some SPECIAL Class...
Who Know How Far Free Speech Should Go... !?!

But It Seems As Though They’re A Little LATE... !!!
Where EXACTLY Were They When The... KKK...
Used To ****** Slaves Just Because of Their Race... !!!

Oh, Because These Days,
Things Have REALLY Changed...

Are These People INSANE...
And NOT Using Their Brains... ?!?

Because We STILL Have SLAVES... !!!
And Heads Who CLEARLY Want To DICTATE...

Are They Cancelling THEM...
Or Doing What THEY SAY... !?!

Or Just Causing PROBLEMS...
Over Gender And Race... ?!?

Well Some It Now Seems...
Who’ve Made BIG MONEY... !!!

Are UNCOMFORTABLE With...
Them... CANCELLING... !!!

When It Comes To Free Speech...
And Indeed The Arts Because of Policies...
That Seem To STINK Like FARTS... !!!

Have They Cancelled BOMBS...
Or RACIST... Sitcoms...

Oh Yes NOW They Have... !!!
AFTER These Shows Have...
Made PLENTY of CASH...
And Been Shown Across Lands...

... INTERNATIONALLY... !!!

On TV’s AND Indeed BIG SCREENS... !!!

REPEATEDLY For The World To See...

So Where Have They Been... ?!?

BEFORE Gender Themes...
And... INEQUALITIES...
Became The Very Fabric of SOCIETIES... ?!?

Where APPARENTLY...
... EVERYBODY Was FREE...
To Be Who They Wanna Be...

Well That’s A FALLACY...
That’s NOT REALITY... !!!

Just Like PIPE DREAMS... !!!

Oh But SUDDENLY... !!!
These New CANCEL POLICE...

Are CANCELLING...
And Now DAMAGING... !!!

The Careers of Those...
Who WON’T Be Controlled... !!!

Like Those Who Speak...
What They Want... FREELY... !!!

So They Can CANCEL ME... !!!
Cos That’s How I NOW BE... !!!

NOT Some HUMAN SHEEP...
For Them To Shepherd And Keep...
In Some PENITENTIARY...
Just Because of Free Speech...

That DOESN’T Tread... “ Lightly “...

Cos’ I ALREADY KNOW...
How... CANCELLING Goes... !!!

Because It’s Really Not New...
It’s What Censors Do... !!!

But Here’s Some TRUTH...
To UPSET Their Crews...  !!!

It’s One Rule For THEM...
But NOT The Same For You... !!!

If You’re NOT ONE...
Who’ll Keep Your Mouth SHUT...
To APPEASE These Teams...

Who Now Want TOTAL CONTROL... !!!

That’s Just The Way That The Story Now Goes...
NO Bambi Or THUMPER To Be Some Foot Drummer... !!!

Just A Breed of Vultures...
Now Willing To PUNCTURE...
Careers Like BAD Plumbers... !!!

Whose Force Has A Cause...
Now Trying To ENFORCE..

What Should Be Put ASUNDER...
This... TRULY RIDICULOUS... !!!

..... “ Cancel Culture “..... !!!
I'm clearly not the only one who feels like things regarding this cancel culture, are now going too far ! Freedom of speech and expression, should not be lessened, just because it offends, or stands against new trends ? So, as the poem says, it's not really a new thing, but the way it's being enforced now, is again, as the poem says, just ridiculous in my opinion.
You See... MANY Have Tried … !!!
And MANY Have LIED … !!!
And MANY By My Pen …
Are … Lyrically FRIED... !!!!

Burned To... ASHES … !!!
Grabbed And SMASHED KID … !!!

Cos’ My Lyrical Hand Scripts …
Flows Like … RAPIDS …
Fluid And RAMPANT …
SMASHING Kids MAD QUICK … !!!!!

Causing Pure HAVOC... !!!
... TITANICALLY Tragic... !!!!!

Cos' These Kids Be Pulling Tricks …
That Keep Proving They’re FOOLISH... !!!

But Yet They Seem To THINK …
That They’re Claiming BIG WINS …
Deserving Reigns Like KINGS... ?!?

Well Big Virge Reins Them IN … !!!
Cos’ What They Try Is SINking … !!!
Because of Thought Waves Linking …
Themselves To YES POOR Thinking … !!!!!

They Try To CLAIM The Lyrics …
They Spit To Be The Business … !!!!!

Well IN TRUTH That’s What THEY ARE … !!!
UP … Business Peoples’ CLAAT … !!!

Because Wordplay They CHART …
IT’S CLEAR Is … OFF THE MARK … !!!

of Bringing What Is REAL …. !!!
That Comes Straight From The Heart …

NOT Something That They STEAL …
Like Lyrics of … PURE FARCE … !!!!!
That They Then Try To Pass …
As Some … AUTHENTIC ART... !!!!!!!!!!!

….. “ AUTHENTIC “ ….. !?!
Yeah ….. MY **** ….. !!!!!!

They TRY Playing They’re SMART …. !!!
When Truthfully THEY KNOW ….
That They Just AREN’T As SHARP …
As Lyrical Darts My Mental IMPARTS …
That Are Detrimental To Punks Acting DAFT … !!!

This Here Is MY CRAFT … !!!!!
RUGGED Like A Raft …
That Cruises Past SHARKS … !!!
And These Human... " DAWGS' “ … !!!

Who TRY Through Their BARK … !!!
To Prove They Are HARD … !!!!

When REALLY They’re CLEARLY … !!!
WEAK Like … Pussyclaat' … !!!!!!!!!!!!!

... “ Ja’ Faican’ “ … !!!!!!

Well... Dem’ Rass …
Do Try But Make FALSE Starts … !!!
  
They TRY But QUICKLY STALL …
Because They’re Cars...
Just Like Their TRICKS …
HIT THE PITS And FALL …

Due To Them Making Calls …
That Lead To Their DOWNFALL … !!!

But I’m Used To Them Now … !!!!!
These Cats Who Act... FOUL … ?!?

In FACT TRUTH Be Told … !!!
I’ve … Written It Down … !!!!!

Because Time Has SHOWN …

“ They TRY “... NO...
... ARE CLOWNS... !!!!!!!!!

Who … Constantly Send …
My Mind Through Poems …
Ways To YES … VENT …
And TURN Down The Stress … !!!
They Try To Bring Heads …

Because of THE PAIN … !!!
That Runs Through THEIR VEINS … !!!

They TRY But LACK Brains …
That Most Call... INSANE … !?!

Because What They TRY …
Just CAN’T BE DEFINED … ?!?

They’re WAY BEYOND Blind … !?!
And A BLIGHT On Mankind … !!!!!!!!

They TRY But CAN’T FIND … ?!?
These Here Types of Rhymes … !!!

Because of THE FRIGHT … !!!
of Searching Their Mind … !!!

They TRY But DON’T SHINE … !!!!!
Because Their Minds Vibe …
Is … DARKER Than Night … !!!

DARKER Than Mine … ?
Well Maybe That’s FINE … !?!

My Mind’s DARK Enough... !!!
To Write This GOOD Stuff … !!!

They TRY But Just … “ Bluff ” …
With NUFF' … HUFF And PUFF … !!!

They TRY Yes THEY TRY … !!!!!

But Like MARTY MCFLY...
Find Their Family Ties …

NEED TO BE RE-DESIGNED … !!!!!

They TRY ALL THE TIME … !!!
To PROVE They’re Inclined …
To Write For THE PEOPLE …
And Yet EMBRACE EVIL … ?!!!?

Now THAT THEY DON’T TRY …
THEY... FULFIL That Line … !!!

What I Try … Is FINE …
While What They Try LIES … !!!

I’ll REPEAT THAT YES LIES … !!!
So CLEARLY … DEFIES...
The Concept of RIGHT … !!!
And Therefore … THE TRUTH … !!!!!

So Those EARLIER Lines …
Have … Water-Tight PROOF … !!!

The Things That They TRY  …
That They MANAGE TO DO … !!!

Gives PROOF That Their Lives …
Smell WORSE THAN … Poo Poo... !!!!!

They TRY To Be … “ COOL “ …
With Lyrics They Use … !!!
While Mine Just Confuse … ?!?
Because They EXUDE …..
The DEEPEST of Dudes …
With The DARKEST of Moods …
That Somehow Stays TRUE ….

To... PEACE As The Tool …
To... EDUCATE Yutes …
That IT’S COOL NOT TO Shoot... !!!

... IGNORAMUSES Too … !!!!!!!

Who TRY To Pull Moves …
That DON’T HAVE Cool Grooves... !!!

I Guess This Is  WHY … ?
We Have CALMER Sides …
And …. POWER OF MIND …. !!!!!

So That We Can FLY HIGH … !!!!!
ABOVE... NONSENSE …

... “ They TRY “...
LISTEN HERE :  https://soundcloud.com/user-16569179/they-try/s-AXS6H
Big Virge Oct 17
Now There Really AREN’T...
So Many Who Can CLAIM...
That What They Create...

Is TRULY FREE OF CONSTRAINT... !!!

ESPECIALLY Those Who Choose To Entertain... !!!
Because Artists Are CLEARLY NOT THE SAME... !!!
So DON’T Play The Game To Gain Industry Fame... !!!

It’s Just A CRYING SHAME That In This Modern Age...
That There Are Still Constraints On What People Can Say...
When It Comes To The Ways of The World Today...

Like These CANCEL Brigades Now Making Waves...
About What Is Said By Women And Men...
Who Entertain And Create In Various Ways...

From Comedians To Media Heads...

Constraints Now Play...
... A DANGEROUS GAME... !!!

Where Freedom of Speech...
Is Being Placed In... “RESTRAINTS”... !!!

So The SLAVERY Game...
DOESN’T Seem To Have CHANGED... !!!
Nowadays The CHAINS...
Surround Homes And Gates...

And Now Are Things...
That Some Folks Call BLING... !!!

Now Those Are DEEP Lyrics... !!!
Upon Which You Should THINK... !!!

And RECOGNISE The LINKS...
That TRULY STINK... !!!!!!!!

Because Back In The Days...
Wasn’t That The Way...
That Slaves HAD To Behave... ?!?

Who Were ENSLAVED...
And Mentally CAGED... ?!?

I Guess The Pictures I Paint...
Are Just FAR TOO BRAVE... !!!

So Fall FOUL of Constraints...
That Are NOW In Place... !!!

"DON’T Speak About THIS !
DON’T Speak About THAT !
If You Say That Again,
You’ll Get NO MORE CASH !

“Okay, sorry *****’
I deserve a few lash !”

It’s Constraints Like These...
That May **** ARTISTRY... ?!?

Due To The CANCEL Police...
And The..... LGBT..... !!!

I Mean... SERIOUSLY... ?!?

Are They Really ABOVE...
The Ideal of FREEDOM... !?!

When It Comes To Speech...
And Creative HONESTY... !!!!!!!

But How Could They Be... ?!?
When Their Closets Run DEEP...
With... “Secrecy”...
And The Type of DECEIT...
That’s Truly HARD To BELIEVE... !!!

Having Families And DENYING The TRUTH...
Until NEW Policies Have Allowed Them To...

DICTATE What’s Said By Creative Heads...
Well They Can KEEP Their Markets...

Cos' I’m The Type of Artist...
Who DOESN’T Believe That Any Artistry...
Should Ever Be CONSTRAINED... !!!

Like... Slaves In Chains... !!!

Cos’ In This Day And Age...
These... CANCEL Brigades...
Seem To Want The WHOLE STAGE......

So That ONLY THEY...
Can Entertain And Get Paid...

And Say...
What THEY Wanna Say... !!!

... “ FREE of Constraint “... !!!
Okay so, it's a controversial subject, however, only if you believe that, CERTAIN People have more freedom to speak, than others, which I DO NOT.
Harley Hucof Oct 15
Alleged linear
Ignoring its devious nature,
Time is homogenous
Conflicting with my behaviour

Allowing ritualized secrets and processes
Personalized by fragments that possesses
The civilized enablers
To protect art in form of divination

Revealing obsequious attempts
To pretend the culture's end
Ignoring our needs,
Promoting that healing isn't real
Inculcating us through a pharmaceutical delight
A treat to numb your mind
And make you believe that magic isn't real.


Words Of Harfouchism.
Your coming
A painful event
Leaving memory scars
Telling your time of existence

Markings on your back
Piercings way through your ears
Cries so loud
Calling to the other side

Looking to imaginery friends
Talking to thyself
Singing songs of thy departure

Elders paying tribute
Bowing to thy exit
Waiting for thy arrival
To depart again
This poem talks about an ancient child called "Abiku" in Nigeria culture, Yoruba culture to be precise which dies and comes back again.
We cannot tell — what lies in this?
We rise and fall straight to abyss.
The world is holding onto crutches,
While we are standing here and watching
The things we think we’ll never miss.

Unfinished stories hunt us down,
Like eyes of those who aren’t around.
Their voices bounce against the wall,
What do we do? Do we grow tall
Or simply wait till we are found?

The world is biting its own neck,
There’s nothing more to it than wreck
In aching souls of those who fight.
When we look up, we see the light —
So bright, it takes us all aback.

While we are numb, we capture this —
The world on crutches in abyss
And voices that keep coming through.
But we retreat — that’s what we do,
We don’t grow tall. We are dismissed.

The world is taking deadly aim —
It thinks that we won’t stay the same,
That we will tidy up the mess.
But we just stand before its eyes,
We hear it’s words right through it’s cries.
It says:

«I wonder what comes next».
ibkreator Oct 5
as its culture creates on demand

belief is the condition
the cure keeps looking for
Big Virge Oct 4
Well It Seems Nowadays...    

THAT..." Black Lives Matter "..... ?
Well I'd Say THE HUMAN Factor...  
Is What We SHOULD RECAPTURE... !!!!!!!!  
IN FACT What I Mean Is... "Capture"... !!!  

Because My Lifes' Chapters...  
HAVEN'T SEEN Too Much Data...    
That Humans In Their Manner...  
Are Living By... That Standard...    

There's NO Doubting THAT... !!!  
When It Comes To ATTACKS...  
That Are Made Against Blacks...  

Humanity LACKS...  
What It Is To RETRACT...  
And.... RECOGNISE....  
That Di-vi-s-ive Vibes    
Are... TAKING Lives... !!!!!  
And DIVI-D-ING Tribes... !!!!!  

You See SUBJECT MATTER...  
I DEAL IN.... HAMPERS....  
Those Who Hanker...  
To Work With FAKE DATA...  

FAKE Like.... TANNERS....  
Standing By Standards...  
Doubled Up And Captured  
By Their...  Actions... !!!  

STICKING To Factions...  
Thought Waves FRACTURED... !!!  
BELIEVE ME Sadness...  
Forms Their MADNESS...  

Anger Now S C A T T E R E D ...  
TATTERED And SPLATTERED...  
Like Matter That's SHATTERED... !!!!!!  

You See... Subjects I Factor...  
In Thoughts That I Capture...  
Within My Lyrical...  
Are Criminally Cynical... !!!  
According To Political...  
Subjects INADMISSIBLE... !!!

In Verse of Mine EMPIRICAL...  
Because of THEM I'm CRITICAL.... !!!!!

Via Subject Matter That Simplifies Data...
They Use To Confuse Through NEW AGE Tools... !!!      

Where Matter Is Subject...  
To MUCH That INFECTS...  
Todays' Internet Heads...    

From Online ***...  
To Conspiracy Threads...  

And OF COURSE A WHOLE SET...    
of... " TERRORIST Trends "... !!!!!  

Now Police Have Been Left...    
FEELING Bullets Instead...  
of... Dishing Out DEATH... !!!

Whose Matter Will Be Left...  
To FACE Bullets of LEAD... !?!  

Or Bombs That NOW Defend... ?  
By Blowing OFF Peoples' Heads... !?!  

Something Like ALL These Rappers...  
Who CLAIM That They Are GANGSTERS...  

AND ****** Like Gun Clappers...    
Well Now Its CLEAR They're ACTORS... !!!!!
Whose Chatter Runs... FAKE Data...  

Their Lyrics Deal In... DEATH...  

" Bringing The Pain " ... Like ****'... !!!!!  
But NOT TO... RACIST Feds'... !!?!!  

So MUCH Like... " Them "...  
Things That They STRESS... !!!!  
In Their... " Poems "...  
Are In Need of YES.....  

... Auto CORRECT... !!!!!!  

For LIES They Tell...  
About How They FLEX... !?!

While Blacks With SENSE...  
Face THREATS From Them... ?!?!?  
For... Dealing In TRUTH...  
Instead of Tools...  
Just To Get Some Street CRED'... ?!?  

So Like Bernie Mac' Said...  
TOO MANY Black Youths...  
Are Becoming NEW FOOLS... !!!

They Just FOLLOW The Trends...  
To Get Themselves AHEAD...    

YES... Subjects I SELECT...  
May UPSET CERTAIN Heads... ?  

But NOT Quite Like... !!!  
The LOSS of A Friend...  
OVER... IGNORANCE Bred...  
From A DIFFERENCE of Opinion... ?  
Religion or Dominion...

Or The Skin That People Live In... !?!?!  

This Piece Has Got Me...    
........ " THINKING ".........  

That Things Are NOW...  
...... So SICKENING...... !!!  

That People REALLY NEED...  
Some Form of UPLIFTMENT'... !!!

Well YES That's TRUE... !!!  
But FACING The Truth...  
Has To Be The FIRST MOVE... !!!!  

But THAT With PROOF... !!!    

NOT Media News...  
With Views AskeW...  

Cos' I'm TELLING You... !!!  
They're Making Moves...  
...... AGENDA Fuelled......  

To Confuse And Sep-a-rat-e....  
Through Religion And RACE... !!!  

It's CLEAR There Are Scales...  
That NEED TO BE BALANCED... !!!

And Leaders Whose Actions...  
NOW NEED TO BE CHALLENGED... !!!!!  

So Let Me END This Chapter...    
By Simply Saying... THIS...  

REMEMBER There Are FACTORS...  
Beyond Feelings That... "Capture"...  
Your ANGER Into RAPTURE...    
That's MADDER Than The HATTER... !!!!!  

And FEEDS Like VELOCIRAPTORS... !!!!!  

So DON'T Deny The Crimes You See... !!!  
Because of PRIDE Or A COMPLEX That...  
You CHOOSE To.................. "hide"...................  

Take The Time To TRY...  
To... OPEN UP Your Mind....  
To TRUTH, Falsehoods And LIES...  

And DELVE INTO The DATA...  
Where The ONLY FACTOR...  
That REALLY Matters....  

Is The QUALITY of...  

It's....  

....... " Subject Matter "......
This is from the, " On The Virge ", album, released in 2020.  
Take a listen here :    

https://soundcloud.com/user-16569179/subject-matter-1?in=user-16569179/sets/on-the-virge
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