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Leila Sep 6
I won’t forget the way your eyes look down upon me
The condescension in your voice
The laughs
I won’t forget the dismissal of my pain
My grief
As the horrors of my inadequacy confine me
Hurt me terribly so
But maybe you like my pain
My fright
I want to prove you wrong
That my life is as worthy as yours
But my throat closes around me
It lists me in
Turns me inside out
Exposes my innards and true dark horrors
That of which I’m nothing
Nothing
Nothing worth more
Your very existence continues to triumph mine
While my own breath wastes away
I want you to hurt
As badly as I do
But I cannot hurt you
You’re too much for me to handle
You eat me away at every core
I hate you
I hate you
Why am I not enough
Why was I cursed in this feeble body
My self pity does me no good
While yours gives you an army
Don’t look at me
I know how little you think of me
I want to cut my throat and bash my arms
Bleed all over you
Give you all of my struggles
Be free of my deference
Big Virge Sep 29
MAN These HOSTILE Environments...
REALLY NEED RETIREMENT... !!!

From WINDRUSH’ Scandals...
To... Black Lives Battles...
These Environments RATTLE...
And HERD Like... CATTLE...

The Types of RABBLES...
Who Want To DISMANTLE...
The Types of Panels...

Where Racists LIE And Then Decide...
What’s... BEST For Black Lives...
When Our Lives FLATLINE... ?!!!!?

Because of Designs...
Where Environments HIDE...

How Racism Lives And STILL ENLISTS...
EVERYTHING From Politics...
To... Employment Tricks...

To Make Things HOSTILE...
For Blacks NOT On Trial... !!!

But You’d Best BELIEVE...
That These LEGAL Teams...
AREN’T... Squeaky Clean... !!!

When It Comes To BLACK DREAMS...
of... Justice Peace And Equality...

Where... HOSTILITIES...
Are REMOVED QUICKLY...
From Where Black Folks Be... !!!

From Jobs To The Streets...
To... Dealing With Police...

Where Hostilities Supply...
Environments Where Black People DIE... !!!

EVEN When They...

DON’T Commit The Type of Crimes...
of... Corporate Guys...
Or White... PAEDOPHILES... !!!

Whose Environments LINK...
To The WEALTHY And RICH... !!!

Who DON’T Feel The Sting... !?!
That Environments Bring...
To... Young Black Men...
And... Black Women...
When Policemen Decide...
To Be MORE Than Hostile...!!!

When They Feel That They...
Can Act ANY OLD WAY... ?!?

When Dealing With Blacks...
And Those Words Are FACT... !!!

But... HOSTILITIES...
Have MORE Subtleties... !!!

When It Comes To How...
White Employers Treat...
Black People Like MEAT...
When We Work For...
... Their Companies... !!!

Where NEW Slavery...
Is The Modern Theme... !!!

That STILL Deals In Hostilities...
Because of... Policies...
That DON'T Seem To Deal...
In Fair PAY Or Opportunities... !!!

Like Our Counterparts Get...
Because of Their WHITENESS... !?!

So Now... UNITY....
Is Now Proving To Be...
A BIG PROBLEM SUDDENLY...
In... Twenty Twenty... ?!?

Where... HOSTILITIES...
Are Now Being ERASED... !!!

But Is That...
... REALLY The Case... ?!?
Because I Read Today...

That... Melissa Rolfe...
Has Lost Her Job...
Apparently Because...
of... Political Moves...
That She Claimed Has To Do...
With... Her SUPPORT...
For... Policeman Crews... !!!

Because Her Stepson...
Has Now Become...

A Policeman Charged...
Because He Chose To Shoot...
Just A Little TOO FAST...
At... Rayshard Brooks...
And TOOK His Life...
Like Some Kind of Crook... !!!

The Environments Now...
Are Getting MORE HOSTILE... !!!

Because The PC Crowd...
Are Now SHOUTING LOUD... !!!

… Tearing Statues Down... !!!

And In My Honest Opinion...
Are Behaving Like CLOWNS... !!!

Just... RUNNING Around...
Who AREN'T THINKING About...

The PROBLEM That LIVES...
Because It’s... POLITICS...
And The Racists Who...
Are Hidden From View...
Who They NEED To Bring DOWN... !!!

Because Things WON'T CHANGE...
Because of Disarray And Violent Displays... !!!

It’s IN COURTROOMS And Chambers Too...
Where Laws Are ABUSED And Used To Set LOOSE...
HOSTILITIES... That Now Need To CEASE... !!!

Because The Race War Now...
Is What’s Causing FROWNS...
And Environments Are...
Becoming Like WAR Grounds... !!!

And That’s NOT A GOOD LOOK... !!!
Like Something OVERCOOKED... !!!

There’s NO Doubting That...
The System Is STACKED...
MUCH MORE THAN Heavily... !!!
Against Those Who Are BLACK... !!!

But We Need To RECOGNISE...
Who It REALLY Is That We Need To Fight... !!!

So I’ll REPEAT The First Lines...
of This Set of Rhymes...
Just... ONE MORE TIME...

For Those Who USE Their MINDS...
When It Comes To The FIGHT...
To Make... RACISM DIE... !!!

Because...

What REALLY NEEDS RETIREMENT...

Are These POLICIES...
That Are Used To BREED...
And Now... INCREASE...
These Political TYRANTS... !!!

Who Now Seem To FEED...
Off These.....

“ HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS “ …
A phrase clearly created in the UK by the likes of EX Prime Minister, Theresa May, is now causing dismay all over the place, but the question of a solution, is proving to be, very difficult to find a suitable answer for ....
Big Virge Sep 25
Some Think That...
I'm... " BRAVE "... !!!

To Say The Things I Say...
About The Ways...
We Are... "ENSLAVED"...
By Those Who LIVE...

By... Getting Rich...
OFF People Who SLAVE...
EVERY SINGLE DAY... !!!

So That THEY Can DISPLAY...
A Life of EASY PLEASANT Days... !!!

While Those WITHOUT Financial CLOUT...
TRY Their Best To COVER Their Chest...
of... BILLS To PAY... !!!!!!!!!!

INCREASING STRESS That Places STRAIN...
On Hearts And Veins And Peoples' BRAINS... !!!

Such Views EXPRESSED...
Through My POEMS Is Why I GUESS... ?
Some Say I'm BRAVE... !!!
Well I Have To Say...

What's BRAVE About That...
When SLAVERY Goes With...
Words Like BLACK... !!!

And WHITEY' Knows...
Those Words Are FACT... !!!

But Just A Minute Now...
WAIT............................... .............................
Didn't Blacks ENSLAVE...
Before White Folks Came... ?!?

So... Who In TRUTH...
Can We REALLY BLAME... ?!?

It's... CLEAR To Me...
We DON'T HELP OURSELVES... !!!

GREEN Is The Colour...
That Makes Blacks SELL...
Their Souls To The DEVIL...
And BURN THEMSELVES... !!?!!

It's CLEARLY BRAVE To Trust...
Black People Who LUST...
For Money OR Holding A GUN... !!!

I'd Rather See BLACKS...
Raise... STRONG Children...
And Listen To Those...
Who Have... WISDOM... !!!!!

So Many NOW... QUICKLY SUCCUMB...
To Doing Things That Leave Them STUNG...
Then Wonder WHY They've Got PROBLEMS... !!?!!

Why EMBRACE PAIN Time And AGAIN... ?

"Embrace it once, then move on son !
Otherwise your actions, prove your dumb,
and, may just be your final ones' !
Especially if, policemen come,
Now that's not brave, that's stupid son !
Living your life, locked in prison !"

It Seems Some HATE To See A Black Face...
EVEN When Theirs IS The SAME... ?!?

How Can This Be EVEN... Today... !?!
PRIDE Envy And YES JEALOUSY...
Are Keeping Us From... UNITY...
And This Just FUELS Black Poverty.... !!!!

While Those ABOVE KEEP Having FUN...
Because of DIVISIONS And IGNORANCE... !?!

From Those Whose Names...
Are... NOT Worth Saying... !!!
NOW I've Got To Ask...
Are These Fools INSANE... ?!?

It Seems They ARE... !!!
Mix With Them... NAH... !!!!!

They Think They're COOL...
When In Fact They're FOOLS...
Learning How To Bring Blacks DOWN...

NO... " MINSTRELS Show "...
But YES They're... CLOWNS... !!!!

Taking... CENTRE Stage...
DOESN'T Make Them BRAVE... !!!!

Unless They're READY To Lyrically AIM...
At Those Who CLEARLY Run The Game... !!!

SEPARATISTS Who GOVERN Things...
Like WHO Stays RICH And Who They STING...
And Who They **** Like X And KING... !!!

The PLANS They USE Are NOTHING NEW...
They CONTINUE To... Do Their Do...
While Some Blacks Choose To YES REFUSE....
To RISE ABOVE... PETTY ISSUES... !!!

"How black are you !"

"Who you talking to ?"

"I'm talking to you !
White girl, white world !
Don't you know your roots !"

"Well, I guess you do,
but let me just, respond to you !
Your attitude provides clear proof,
that, you're a fool who's not been schooled,
in, divisive tools ! You're the type,
who can't take the truth,
and hides behind a crock of lies !
You clearly are one of those guys,
whose blackness is, your foolish pride !
Now I believe in Black Love, but hear me out cuz',
united we stand, but, division of thought,
is bound to see our people fall !
I'd like to see more unity !
So, will not suffer fools gladly !
They get dismissed, whatever skin they're in,
but, if you use your brain, then we can attain,
respect and love, on a higher plane !"

It Would Seem Fair To Say....
That... Stating A Case...
For... Making The World...
A... BETTER Place...
For Those With NOTHING...
On Their Plates...
And UNITY... Instead of Hate...

CLEARLY Makes Some Feel AFRAID... !!!
Which I Guess Is WHY Some People CLAIM...

" That Big Virge Guy...
Is TRULY....................... "

........ " BRAVE ".......
As I suggest with most poems that I write, and the issues that I write about, it's quite simple. We ALL Need to look at OURSELVES, and be honest there FIRST. BEFORE looking at others to blame, for our own failings.
Big Virge Sep 18
Excuses Excuses...
So MANY EXCUSES... !!!

For The Type of Looseness...
That Has Embraced NOOSES... !?!

EXCUSES For THIS...
EXCUSES For THAT...

EXCUSES For Plans...
That Have CORRUPTED Man...

BAD EGGS In The Batch... !!!
Where Policeman Are Hatched... !!!

Oh YES Bad Eggs INDEED... !!!
Is How RACIST Cops Be...
When RACISM Feeds...
Their Motives On Streets...

And In Turn How They Deal...
When They’re Using Their Knees... !!!

And Using Their... GUNS...
Like These Tasers That Stun... !!!

And Choke Holds That DON’T... !!!!!
When They Leave People COLD... !!!

Excuses UNFOLD...
Even When They Are Shown...
To Move... So Much SICKER...
Than Those Known As KILLERS... !!!

Excuses Come QUICKER...
Than Confession Sinners... !!!

Because of Protection...
These Bad Eggs Be Getting...
From Those Who NEED VETTING... !!!
BEFORE They Pass Sentence... !!!!!

These Excuses I Mention...
Are Those With DEFECTIONS... !!!

That Need REAL CORRECTION...
That’s Neutral And... CENTRED... !!!

Like... Natural Selection... !!!

There Are Others That SMOTHER...
...... Historical Blunders...... !!!
Like Those Now UNCOVERED...
About... CERTAIN Brothers...
Who Sold Their Own Mother’s... !?!

For... Colonial Masters...
A... FACTUAL DISASTER...
That’s Been So Well Plastered...
That EXCUSES Run Talk...
That IS STUPID And FLAWED... !!!
When It Comes To The Past...
And YES... Slavery Paths... !!!

You See Some EXCUSES...
Breed... MORE THAN Denial... !!!

They Hold Certain Files...
That Are TRULY OBSCENE...
Within... Black History... !!!

Like Those Now EXPOSED...
About... Certain White Folks...

Who’ve Earned Money For Shows...
With... BLACKFACE Videos...
And RACIST Themed JOKES... !?!

That Are FORCING These Peeps...
To Make... APOLOGIES...

As If They Will CLEAN...
Their Slates With Black Peeps’... ?!?

And Of Course Yes EXCUSES... !!!
For Things They’ve Been Doing...
That Lacked... Racial Prudence...

So Just Like The Others...

These Excuses PROVE LOOSENESS...
Is Something That Humans...
Exude In Their Movements...

And In... CERTAIN CHOICES...
That Have Done MORE Than POISON... !!!

Yes... HUMANITY... !!!

When... ACCOUNTABILITY...
Is What NEEDS To INCREASE... !!!

Because These FALLACIES...
Are What Make Some Heads Feel...
That It’s Best To... "Conceal"...

Themselves Behind LIES...
And... FRAUDULENT Deeds... !!!

And The Need To Keep Choosing...

To AVOID Being TRUTHFUL...
Instead of Indulging...

... In All These...

......... “ EXCUSES “....... !!!
Kind of getting sick of hearing them now....
A single magpie
follows,
mocks my folly
down the silky path.
Watches me pass
old railway stations.
Hops around
mad vegetation.
Trembles like
a rabid dog in dirt.
Stands waiting
above tunnels
and unnamed bridges,
heading straight for
the south coast.

I exit the wood
with thumbs up.
Pull off my ear defenders
to let lobes
cool off
in oxygen pools.
Enter through the side door.
All rules abandoned
like dog tearing up fox.
We eat white loaves,
eggs poached,
plastic potatoes,
a couple of items off
the children's menu.
My appetite is applauded
and I'm thankful for
such a throwback feast.

Next, drowsiness
lets itself in.
Both chef and beast
access the same dream.
I'm left with
a handful of passions
and tattoos repeated.
Bite off *******.
Still chewing rings
when elder spits out
the only tongue
he's ever taught me
to imitate.

His knowing look
of devilish frenzy,
our cook wakes up
to nod along
with the crazy.
Dog jumps up
and licks master's chin.
Begin to think about
untouched piano keys
hidden behind that
golden mouth.
Hope for the carpet
finally retired.
Look through the
chintzy cabinet
filled with the same
**** since '86.
Imagine knocking out
that wall
my family is so afraid
to see fall.
Street becomes
a magpie nest.
Out of  
the warren's way.
Poem #9 from my collection 'A Shropshire Grad' is about hidden discrimination and coming to terms with seeing it among your own family circles.
Ellen Sep 4
We reinvent ourselves, until we are too invented to be ourselves.
We want what we can’t have, we have what we don’t want.
We allow the world to tell us who we need to be in order to succeed.

Under false pretences we are deceived,
Into not being who we want to be, not seeing the things we need to see.
We prevent our dreams from running free,
Instead we nod and agree.
We all want to be, in fact we are all wannabes

We blindly follow the status quo.
We blindly let our thoughts lie now.
There’s ignorance in all we know.
They say we have freedom of speech until we actually speak.
Next up?
We are forcefully impeached.

Not to mention, we claim to see life as this ongoing lesson.
Okay que the tension, How do we fix this giant mess we’re in?

We pride ourselves on harmonic progression.
I have a better suggestion.
We are in our own regression of comprehension, our brains filled with congestion.
Our obsession with possessions is causing a rise in severe clinical depression.
We are compressing our self-expression at our own discretion because we fear leaving a bad impression.

We are afraid to leave our mark on the world.
We are afraid to leave footprints behind;
Footprints beyond the carbon kind.
Everyone is constantly offended.
As if being offended is going to mend all of the real issues we have left unattended, undefended,
Completely open ended-

But please, tell me why you didn’t like that song.
Or why everything is suspect of being so wrong.
Oh. You are offended?
Sorry, I’m just not ******* interested.

You sit and argue all day long, taking pride in games of mindless ping-pong.
Back and forth, spewing words of hate.
Your guns are drawn. Truthfully, we all play along.
We play into the stupidity, into the invalidity of what we see.
Aren’t we supposed to be strong?
You know what is stronger, our need to belong.
The structure of our world slowly crumbles and all I hear is faint mumbles.

But is freedom a possible reality for our society or,
Am I overlooking the gravity of our incapacity.
Is our freedom a complete fallacy?
Spadille Aug 31
Law
The law is only for the poor
To discipline the poor
To punish the poor
It was made only for the poor

The law is a Labyrinth
Made by the king
To entrap his slaves
Depriving them from liberty

The law is an earthly hell
Created by the demons
To punish the sinners
A lifetime of sorrow

The law is a boot
Wore by the privileged
To step on the needy
Crushing their hopes and dreams
Recklessness for them is an enterprise
They lack discrimination
It's no surprise
Money weighs heavily on their minds
Hypocrite as they are
Billionaire self styled
Their wisdom is a parody
They are critical of   everybody
Recklessness for them is an enterprise
Big Virge Aug 22
There Really Are Some Quotes...
That Come From Some White Folks...
That Now... Get Up My Nose... !!!

They KEEP CLAIMING That They KNOW...
How It Is For... OPPRESSED Black Souls... ?!?

Who Face Race Hate Pretty Much Every Day...
Whites From The UK And The... USA...

Now Talk About The Shame...
They Feel About The Way...
Their Ancestors Preyed...
On Blacks To... Enslave...

As If That’s Enough For Them To Call Bluffs...
When Race Talk Runs... That Clearly STUNS...

So Here’s My Quote...
About How Things Go...

If You Think That You Know...
About The Mental Toll...
That’s Produced By The Fold...
Who CHOOSE To ABUSE...
Who Look... Just Like YOU... !!!

My Statement Is This...
It’s Pretty CLEAR That...

..... “ You Don’t !!! “..... !!!

I Get It... You THINK...
Cos of The Times We’re In...
That... Loving Hip Hop...
Or Black Women Who Are HOT...

Must Mean You’re... " COOL "...
And... KNOWLEDGABLE Too... ?!?

You’re FOOLING Yourself...
It’s A Lie That You Sell... !!!

When You DON'T Stand Against...
SYSTEMIC... Race Hate...

THINK About What I Relate... !!!!

If The Company You Work For...
Deals In... HIGH Finance...

Do You Think That The Cash...
That You Make For Their Cause...
Ensures That The Poor...
... Aren’t Poor Anymore... ?!?

Or That EQUALITY REIGNS...
In... Your Workplace... ?!?

When Most Of Your Bosses...
DON'T Have A Black Face... !!!

UNLESS It’s... PUT ON...
For Their... " Party Games "... !?!
Just Like The Politicians...
Who Think It’s... OKAY... !!?!!

If You’ve ALWAYS VOTED...
You Should Have NOTED...

That You’ve Voted For A System...
That’s Mission FEEDS RACISM... !!!

So... Where Within You’re Thinking...
Do You KNOW About BLACK Living... ?!?

You’re Feeding... APPARITIONS...
Like The System Feeds DIVISION... !!!

And The Idea That White People...
Now Recognise... The EVILS... !!!

That Leave So Many FEEBLE...
ESPECIALLY... Black People... !!!

Well You’d Better Think Again...
Cos’ It’s Clear That Most White Heads...
Will... NEVER EVER Get...
The Levels of DISRESPECT...

That Blacks STILL SUFFER... YES... !!!

Because They Choose To Spend  ...
Their Time FEEDING Systems...

So Before You Try To Claim...
That You Know How It Goes...

When it Comes To Racism...
And How It Affects Black Folks...
There Are Three Words That..
... You NEED To Know...

They’re THESE THREE...

....... NO YOU DON’T...... !!!
Sometimes, when speaking to black people about racism, there needs to be a degree of respect from white people, for the fact that what we explain to them, is not something that they should ever really claim to, truly comprehend or know, inspired by a conversation with a white guy, about the issues of racism.
go on label me
put a name against mine
state what you say I did
box me up
lock me down
clamp the compartment lid

go on label me
invent a sin or syndrome
measure me for size
say I am this or that
account for nature and my skin
or the colour of my eyes

go on label me
punch the card
ink barcode my arm
number me a beast
stencil my blood type
where it does least harm

go on label me
believe I've gone away
believe in your own system
and write it safely down
but someone else has labelled you
and someone’s labelled them
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