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You don't wear black face.
You'd never do such.
You don't wear white face,
You're no mime.
But every March,
Millions
Dress in green,
Affect terrible brogues,
And get drunk, some must disgracefully:
Because that's what the Irish do, think they.
Is it tasteful to wear a yarmulke for Yom Kippur,
A burka on Eid al-Adha,
And join the parade down Fifth Avenue?
Not.
Sliante
Don't know why the world thinks the Irish are drunkards. I go to Ireland every year, and the only drunks I see are North Americans, whites and blacks, ****, straights and all others not mentioned.  Even the phrase "Paddy Wagon" is an ethnic slur.
Ankur Dutta Sep 27
A pen cannot see the words of satire;
as I condemn the words that I disguise.
I'm a hypocrite of sorts,
penning down are lies,
I'm a liar.

Lying has been my job,
since I stopped trying.
I certify it with my pen,
(that) I lie & I like it,
I'm but a liar.

Rain has often faded my words;
ink pens are my speciality.
I'm in love with it.
Lies are now fading,
but,
I'm still a liar.
How the lies in this world fade with time and people forget that the liar is still a liar. So the liar continues to lie, trying to convince the world that it is but the truth, becoming a hypocrite all but to thyself, living in an illusion, under the mirage of truth.
Ylzm Sep 23
Blind faith betrays itself
in hypocrisy and double-mindedness;
the sighted sees
the blind hears
and imagined:
proudly believing it knows;
does not and cannot know
its own ignorance
nor tell apart lies from truth.

Boldly, in self-belief,
calling out and stepping out, to lead;
immediately, stumbles and falls.
blind followers no wiser.
groping and wondering
where the voice went.
Big Virge Sep 16
What Would ... YOU DO ... !?!
  
If You Were ...
Left To .... DIE .... ?!?  
By Those Who ... CLAIM ...
To ... "CHERISH Your Life !" ...
  
What Would YOU DO ... ?!?
To Stay ... ALIVE ... !?!
  
Would You ... LOOT ... ?
Would You ... SHOOT ... ?
Would You ... **** ...

Or Get .... IRATE .... ?
  
Or Would You ... " just " ...
Accept ... Your FATE ... ?!?!?
  
Whilst You Looked ...
At An ... EMPTY Plate ...
  
These Are Scenes ...
Like ... New Orleans ...
  
I Can't Believe ...
The Things I've ... SEEN ... !?!
  
S H A T T E R E D ... " Dreams " ... !!!
and Slates now ... CLEAN ...  
  
I Hope You're Getting ...
... What I Mean ... !!!
  
FLOODS of Water ...
KILLING Daughters ... !!!
  
NOTHING Left ...
of Bricks and ... Mortar ... !!!
  
People ... "TRAPPED" ...
In A State of ... TRAUMA ...
  
STUCK IN ... "The Corner" ...
of A ... "BODY FILLED Sauna" ... !!!
  
WHERE Was ................................................... " Help " ... ???
When It Was .... NEEDED .... ?!?
  
Even YES ...
When People ... PLEADED ... !?!?!
  
NOWHERE .......................................
....To Be ........................................ Found .... !!?!!
  
Troops were ... YES ...
On ................................................ Foreign Grounds .....
FIGHTING Those In ... Other Towns ... ?!?
  
NOW ... If YOU Were ...
Inside ... "The Dome" ...
KNOWING That ...  
You'd LOST Your Home ... !!!
  
How Would ... ???

THOSE Words ... NOW Sound ...
If You KNEW ... Inside Your Heart ...
YOUR CHILDREN Had Now ... DROWNED ... !!!!!
  
I'd Feel Like ... " LASSIE " ...
With ... NO BONE ... !!!
  
AND Might Want To ...
TOPPLE ... Thrones ... !?!
  
Thrones of ... THOSE ...
Who CLEARLY ... " CHOSE " ...
To ...... Turn Their Back ...
  
Until ..................................................... EXPOSED ...........
  
So ...
Now They've COME ... !!!
Like ... ATTILA The *** ... !!!!
  
Why Send Those ...
Who ... Carry GUNS ... ?!?
  
DON'T Get Me ... WRONG ... !!!
  
Things That Seem ...
To Have ... Gone On ...
DID Leave Me Feeling ... MAD ... !!!
  
Why Steal ... " Laptops " ... ?
and ... TV's ... ?!!!?
  
WHY Do That ...  
Black People ... PLEASE ... !!!!!
  
Steal The Things ...
That You WILL NEED ... !!!!!!
In A Time of ... TRAGEDY ... !!!!!!!
  
FOOD Supplies ...
So You CAN FEED ...  
People ...... LOSING ............. E N E R g y ...................... !!!!!!!!!!!!!
  
But ...
Here's The POINT ...
  
What Would YOU DO ... ?!?
Be ... CIVILISED ...
When TRAPPED INSIDE ...
A City Facing ... GENOCIDE ... !!!?!!!
  
It's EASY To ... " Sit " ...
and ... Make A Case ...
  
Whilst ...........  
Watching from ..................
  
A ... " Safer Place " ...
  
But ... That's The Same ...
For ... ALL Who Watched ...
The ... HURRICANE ... !!!!!!
and Make The CLAIM ...
That VICTIMS Acted ...
With ... NO SHAME ... !!!
  
Like Those WITH ...
  
AIR FORCE ONE ...
.... Airplanes .... !!!!!!  
  
The Point of THIS ...
Is To .......................... RESIST ........
  
" Reports of  " ...
  
CRIME and WICKEDNESS .....
  
AMERICA ...
Has NOW Been SHAMED ... !!!
  
PEOPLE Were ...
Just Left To ... DIE ... ?!?
  
SOMEONE Should ...
NOW TAKE ... Some Blame ...  

For ...
Watching This ... U N F O L D ...
  
How Could These OFFICIALS ...  
Be .... SO COLD .... !!!! ? !!!!
  
To Treat These PEOPLE ...
Just Like ...... " Slaves " ......
In Those ... " Days of Old " ... !?!
  
Well ... THESE Are Days ...
That Seem ... THE SAME ... ?!!!?
  
It Seems That Things ...
Just ... HAVE NOT Changed ... !?!
  
COME ON People ...
USE Your ... Brains ... !!!
  
DON'T BE Like Ben Man ...  
  
CHANGE Your Lane ... !!!!!!!!!!!
  
Blacks STILL Live ...
In ... " POVERTY " ...
  
SOME White People ...
STILL Hold ... " Keys " ...
  
KEYS To ... " Things " ...
From ... " Economies " ...
Right Down To ...  
Our ... " DESTINIES " ... !!!
  
So ...
If You FACED ...
Problems Like THESE ...
  
Wouldn't YOU ... Feel Blue ... ???
  
Well Nowadays ...
You MAY Just ... " FIND " ...  
That Nature's ... Giving CLUES ... !!!
  
We ALL ... Now Face ...
Some ... HORRID Times ...
  
These Words Are Just ...  
....... " My View " .......
  
But IF MY Words ...
Applied To ... YOU ...
  
In TRUTH ....
  
" What Would You Do ? "
Obviously written soon after Katrina, from the outside looking in, it seemed much like a " 3rd World " effort, in terms of the response the US Government provided, but sadly, many of these words have run true subsequently, I won't mention the current US President, however, from heatwaves to the treatment of families living in America, until recently, things haven't got much better.

Kanye has his moments !!!!!
AditiBoo Aug 23
He makes me feel uncomfortable
He's slowly crouching into my boundaries
With pick up lines beyond insufferable
Yet not picking up on my blatant unease

He's coming onto me
Like an intentional hit and run
So off-target it felt like a conspiracy
Unnervingly annoying and unwelcome

I said no thank you, once, twice, thrice
Letting him down and wanting to be nice
And the deluded charm turns to spite
Venom foaming at the mouth, ready for a fight

A casual rejection goes unnoticed
As this factual objection becomes the psychosis
Because 'no' is translated to 'try harder'
And 'no' twice just spells out a pathetic disaster

'No' three times...and then is revealed the monster
Unable to fathom the dissidence of feelings
Unwilling to dignify the negative response with honour
Switching gears to now action provocative dealings

An insult here and there
A snide remark launched without a care
Spreading dark rumours to hungry ears
Lapping it all up, slathering those smears

So saying 'no' is not an absolute choice
It drags behind it echoes of the spiteful's voice
Turns you into a wanton fool
Turned crazy for keeping her cool

And those standing next to the ****-shamer
Are mainly those sharing my own gender
Happily bringing down theirs sisters in arms
Approving the consequence of a choice to be self-harm
Big Virge Aug 20
I Guess I Am .... THAT GUY ....
Who'll Get The ... EVIL EYE ...

For Being ... WHO I AM ...
And ... NOT Giving A **** ... !!!!!

A **** About ...
What You Think ...
When I Use My Mouth ...

I'll Speak MY MIND ...
... Until I DIE ... !!!!!

It's NOT My Fault ...
If You Can't Get Beyond ...
What You .... " Contrive " ....

A Life of ... STRIFE ...
A Life of ... Lies ...

A Life Where You ...
Have Been ... "Deprived" ...

People Say That ....

" I'm TOO BLUNT ! " ...

That Part of Me ...
Comes From ... MY MUM ... !!!

Some Have Said ....

" Virgil, you preach ! " ....

Do You ...
SEE ME On A Street ... ?

TELLING YOU .....
How You SHOULD BE ... ?!?

NO ... You DON'T ...
Cos' That's NOT ME ... !!!!!

If ... I Am ...
TOO BLUNT For You ... !!!!!
I Think YOU KNOW ...
What You Should Do ...

It's ... NO DIG ...
But Simple TRUTH ... !!!

If We Don't Talk ...
We'll BOTH Be Cool ... !!!!!!

Do I Rile You UP ?
Do I Say Wrong Stuff ?

Or ...
Are You Simply ... ?
In A ... HUFF ... ?

I'm Sorry ...
If I've ... UPSET YOU ...
REMEMBER That ...
DON'T Be A FOOL ... !!!!!

Think of Those ...
Who ... ABUSE You ... !!!!!

EVEN With ...
NO **** Excuse ... ?!!!?

Is That ... ME ... ???

That's Up To ... " YOU " ...
But Things I've Done ...
Should PROVE To You ...

I'm A Man ....
That ... RESPECTS YOU ... !!!

BUT ... NOT If You ...
Can't Take THE TRUTH ... !!!!!

BLUNT ... Is ME ... !!!
That's How I AM ...

I'm NOT CHANGING ...
That's My STAND ... !!!!!!

Compromise ....
Can Make You ... weak ... !!!!!

That's NOT ME ...
So I ... Will Speak ... !!!!!

If You ...
DO NOT ...
Like ... My Stance ...

Let's Just Make This ...
Our ... LAST DANCE ... !!!!!

Girl or Man .....
I Just Won't Change ...

Why Should I ...
Start Being ... FAKE ... ?!?

I'm .... SICK of Things ...
I'm .... Going Through ...

I'm ANGRY TOO ...
It's NOT JUST YOU ... !!!!!

EXPRESS Yourself ... !!!!!
Don't BLOW A Fuse ... !!!!!!

But ....
Most of All ....

PLEASE ...
Don't Accuse ...

I'm NOT HAVING ...
Pops At ... YOU ... !!!!

When You SHOUT ...
I'm Staying ... COOL ...

Don’t You Think ...
That Being ... Cool ...
Will HELP YOU Handle ...
Feeling ... “ Blue “ ... ???

In Days Like These ...
You’d BETTER Choose ...

To ........

CHANNEL ... Anger ...
KEEP Your Cool ... !!!

cos' Kids These days ...
Don’t Take ABUSE ... !!!

Nowadays .....
They’re KILLERS TOO ... !!!

I Am NOT ...
Your ENEMY ... !!!!!!

Even If ...
I ... Seem To Be ...

I Believe ...
In ... Being FREE ... !!!!

FREE With Words ...
You Want To Speak ... !!!

EVEN WHEN ...
They SLAP A Cheek ... !!!

Better THAT ...
Than ... Fighting Me ... !!!!!

Don’t You See ...
A Man of ... “ Peace “ ...
When You See ...
The Way I Be ... ???

Arguments ....
Are Just Like WARS ... !!!!!

What’s The Point ...
If No-One ... Scores ... ?!?

This Is WHY ....
I’ve Written THIS ...

NOT TO ...
Prove A Point ...
or ... DISS ... !!!!!

I Just Want ... “ Relationships “ ...
BUILT On ... “ TRUST “ ...
and ... WITTY Quips ... !!!!!

Sometimes ....
What Comes ...
OFF The Lips ....

Can Make People ...
Want To ... QUIT ...

I DON’T WANT ...
To Feel Like This ... !!!!!

Like ...
When We Talk ...

I Should ... “ Enlist “ ...

A Verbal Form ...
of ... CENSORSHIP ... !!!!!

I Guess That’s WHY ... ?!?
Some People Try ...
To ... Give Me Looks ...

With .....

..... “ Evil Eyes “ ..... !!!
Looks can tell you much, however, as the poem suggests, sometimes it's what's said, that shows how some people are actually, always looking at you, through Evil Eyes ....
Big Virge Aug 17
They're ... TRYING IT ...
They're ... " Playing TRICKS " ... !!!
  
They're Doing Things ...
To Make Me ... QUIT ... !!!
  
"Your role will change,
we'll re-arrange,
your work schedule,
and change your day !"
  
These Are Things ...
The LIARS ... Say ...
  
LIARS ... " In " ...
Todays' Workplace ...
  
Those Who ... LIE ...
For ... "cowardly types" ... !!!
  
Those Who Wear ...
NICE ... Corporate Ties ... !!!
  
Now Things Are ... "TIGHT" ...
Their Plan ... Takes FLIGHT .......................
  
"Lets get rid of  
some troublesome guys !
What we need are
YES MEN types,
and of course,  
let's have more whites !
Let's remove, those dark skin types !
Clever ones, who've got some fight !
Turn the screws, let colleagues loose,
even let some give abuse !"
  
They Should REALLY ...
Be MORE.......................... "shrewd" .............
Before They're ON ... YES ...
  
Channel Four NEWS ... !!!!!!
  
cos' My ... " Patience " ...
Has ... RUN OUT.
  
This Is ... REAL ...
There Is NO DOUBT ... !!!
  
"Managers have gone down south,
because Big Virge, has left a rout !
Punching many, in the mouth !
That young man, sure has some clout !"
  
This Is ALL ...
Because of ... THIS ...  
  
..... "***** Games" ......
and subtle ............... " Tricks " ...
Just To Put Me ... "In A Fix" ...  
  
"Virgil, you'll start at 8.30 !"
  
"WHY WHEN I NOW  
START AT 10 !"
  
"Come on Virgil,
don't get shirty !"
  
"CHECK My terms of employment !
I think you'll find, that it's been signed ?
Right down there, on the dotted line !"
  
"Well, I can't say,
too much on that ?"
  
"It's cool, I know you
want me out !
Don't try to defend !
My working here, is near an end !"
  
"It's a job i've got to do !"
  
"Yeah OK, you stupid fool !
Those above, are using you,
to do the deed, that they know they can't do !
Push me out, without virtue !
I'll be looking, BELIEVE ME !
Can I have my old CV ?"
  
"Sorry, but we didn't keep,
a copy of your old CV !"
  
"You are kidding me !
You don't hold a copy,
of my CV ?"
  
"The system then,
was pretty bad,
CV's had, strange locations ?"
  
"You should be, locked in prison !
Things like that, have no defence !"
  
"It is NOT, personnel's duty,
to take care of ANYONE's CV !"
  
"Whatever, are you done with me !"
  
"NO Virgil, you're not happy !"
  
"What do you expect,
when you're messing with me !
Hours i've done, have proved loyalty !
You don't give a ****, about things I need !
You people are a really sick breed !
All you do is live for greed,
and to USE, people like me !
Power Trips, and THEIR Money !
YES You fool, can't you see ?
The cash you make, compared to theirs,
Those who have, controlling shares !
Keep on doing, what you do !
One day it, just might be YOU ?
Facing someone, pulling stunts,
who will stress you, just for fun !"
  
"DO WHAT'S RIGHT
Why be SO THICK !
  
Can't You SEE ... ?!?
  
"They're TRYING IT ... "
Rough times back at one of my old jobs, so, not word for word, but essentially, how I felt after having a personnel, " Leaving Interview ", just before leaving ....
You were a sky free from clouds,
a sight to see
You were different from the rest
a person I'd want to be
You were stronger than a bird
on a rainy day
You were the person I loved
but you took that away
You acted like the guy that hurt me before
except you were my pal so this hurt much more
an infection that i'd hope would go away soon
You are the sun and I am the moon
you are my best friend
it doesn't have to be like this
the hypocrisy can end.
J.M
Shane Roller Jul 19
Your waspish smile
     Stings me
Like a hypocritical barb from a jaded glance
     A subtle trip, within a slow dance

Alas…

Your Poison ain’t what it used to be!
julianna Jul 18
You claim to be open-minded, yet you set boundaries which uninspire
You’re judgmental and don’t love people who are different, you only love the “different” that you choose
Your life doesn’t allow for true freedom, only freedom within a limit of constraints that were set by others, a freedom that won’t last forever
Your alternative lifestyle is draining and anything conservative is to be shunned
There is no balance
And one day you’ll find that between the laughter, the celebration, and overall dulling of the senses, that you are unhappy
And tired of being free
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