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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 !!!!!
ᗺᗷ Apr 2014
You’ve been running underneath the stitches of my baseball caps,
resting in the pockets of my t-shirts, and
etched into the glass of my contacts
where the sun sometimes glares and makes me dizzy.
You left your aroma on my pillows,
scratch streaks on my back,
and chocolate covered bruises on my neck
that make my mouth water every time I look at them.

And out of your mouth
fell raindrops from the storm inside your chest.
Touching my lips
I woke from the dreams of night to the dreams of day,
discovering the softest of gold upon my own.
Smelting fortunes of two destines hot to the touch
as dropping the ball like Auld Lang Syne
but there’s never enough time,
never enough time
looking forward or back
universe stops in its tracks as I look into your eyes.

Sometimes you’re telling me a story
and all I can hear are X’s and O’s.
No pencil or paper but tic-tac-toes tickling mine,
sending shooting stars up my spine.
These crooked feet started from point A and
I’m trying to make it all the way to U.
But if this alphabet becomes too bothersome
then let’s make a language of our own.

Believe me the rest will follow
like we have Chinese finger traps bridging our hands,
when pulling away reminds us how we're a lot like rubber bands.
Piggy-backing through the wild with cat-like vision and dog-like devotion
we’ll learn to speak to our inner animals because
humanity has become a little overrated these days.
So when I find your beast under the sheets
I will pull off its leash with my bear teeth.
Excuse my scrambled tongue for
filterless words can fall off my lips like butter on warm cinnamon toast,
I've never remembered being so hungry for something.

My mouth is beginning to sweat and
you’re mouth held raindrops when we met.
So when your tongue touched mine it sparked the perfect storm.
A hurricane drowning out the past
leaving a life boat for two. Four hands
building a mast, searching for land, gripping the forecast.
Sailing on top of natural disasters,
to find a world better than the one left underneath us.

— The End —