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Anais Vionet Jun 25
Ok, I'm not paid to think (like the TV shouting heads), I have no real voice (vote), and certainly no credentials - but I'm as invested in America as any high-school citizen can be - I've pledged allegiance 3000 times (hhmmm.. do they doubt our loyalty?) and when it comes to loving America I'd have to say my classmates and I are at the center of the spell.

I'm afraid we're growing up in the age of hate.. the age of phony outrage where each position large or small is high noon and violence is underfoot even when policing ordinary citizens.

We won't address the multitude of old problems in this new age.. we'll just unleash a marquetry of half truths to dispute the proven until unreasoned arguments reach their paranoid fullness. The real world is alarming enough - lets just push that away and ignore it - while we're at it lets **** shame the poor, the old, the sick, the unemployed, the hungry and the hand of mercy.

I realize America was never one moral atom bonded for better.. but those anvils that forged us appear neglected or forsaken. I'm afraid what's happening now, what we're seeing and hearing now, is a symphony of erosion - that by the time I have any say at all, the middle class will be gone - America turned slum - where even the voice of despair will be turned traitor.

We'll only be able to see our greatness in museum souvenir shops where nothing is affordable and everything is made elsewhere.
a free verse piece about our modern, American dialogs.
Graff1980 Jun 24
Welcome to the worse
ending of our human universe,
cause this is the lamest
apocalypse.

While the world is dealing with
a covid pandemic
and corruption that is so systemic
that our president can’t even begin
to hide it,

I am keeping busy by
trying to write
brilliant rays
of inspiration into
this endless night life;
Tired of the long line
of the long blind
stumbling stupidly
far behind,
unable to find a sound mind
among their cult of greed.

My deep dark cynicism
has been building
brand new chasms
that collapse into
whispering despair voids
which need to be exercised regularly,
but all of the gyms are closed.

I know there are truths and perspectives
that sparkle under the surface,
of this world that makes me feel worthless,
things seldom seen unless the poet deems
to share their deep dark beautiful dreams.

But those were the poems I wrote
to warn of the wolves at our throat,
and now I see my lines of predictive poetry
have becomes our pathetic armageddon reality.
uu Jun 22
It’s about black
It’s about white
It’s about power
It’s about rights
It’s about politics
It’s about tribes
It's about right and wrong
and everything else in between
Life
deserves better than the news
Are we
better than the history
Big Virge Jun 22
Contrary To Chat …
That I’m An ANGRY Man... !!!

I’m More Relaxed...
Than A Laid Back Cat...
And That’s A FACT... !!!

But That’s NOT The Track...
That This Poem Maps... !!!!!!!!!

It’s About The Collapse...
of... Restrictions In Lands...
Where This Corona Has Left...
People Sad As Well As MAD... !!!
Because of Attacks...
Made Against Humans...
That Have Laid Them Flat... !!!

So YES Some Have Died...
And Some Have Cried...
Because of This Rise...
In... LOSS of Life... !!!

But Hey... “ IT’s OKAY “... ?!?
Is Now Being Claimed By Government Names...

Who CLEARLY Have... NO SHAME... !!!
When THEY Chose To BREAK Policies of The State...

To Which They Should Adhere...
That Made It... CLEAR...

That...

“NO Mistress Or Lover Who They Love Undercover...
Should Be Met At Night In These Corona Times... !!!”

TUT TUT TUT... Those In Governments...
Didn’t Even Observe Their Own Absurd Words... !?!

Like Those That Now Say
That Restrictions In Place...
Can Now Be... RELAXED... !!!

What’s Up With That... ?!?

Oh Right...
Because of New Phone Apps...
That Will Now... TRACK...
People Who’ve BEGGED...
As Well As Held Protests... !!!
To Relax Their Heads of The Level of Stress...
That’s Had An Effect On Financial Strength...

So Within A Few Weeks...
of.... PANDEMIC Scenes....
Restrictions Will EASE So That Certain Peeps...
Can Return To The Streets...
And Once Again Feed World Economies...
  
But Here’s The Thing...
That May Well STING...

Corona Mutates So May RISE AGAIN... !!!

Bringing More Pain...
And Days of Strain Being LOCKED AWAY... !!!

So Why Relax...
When Coronas Not Trapped …
With A Cure INTACT... ?!?

People Should Really...
THINK About THAT... !!!

Before Running Back To Work...
To Earn Themselves Cash...
Like... Well Trained Herds... !!!
of Slaves Whose Own Health...
Means... LESS THAN WEALTH... !?!

In Times Like THESE... !!?
People Should Really THINK...

...... CAREFULLY..... !!!!!

Before Following Trends...
Like... Twitter Fiends... !!!

This Corona Scene...
And Spread of Disease...

... Isn't Dead Just Yet... !!!

Do Folks...
Really Still Believe These GOVERNMENTS... ???
After All Their Talk About Fighting This WAR... !?!

That... Didn’t Last Long...
I Mean Really COME ON...

They’re Singing Dud Songs...
That Sound... ALL WRONG... !!!

From Its Very Inception...
This Form of Infection...
Doesn’t Seem To Be Dealing...
In... NATURAL SELECTION... !?!

And Government Measures...
Haven’t Eased The Pressure...
of Fears That Are Linked...
To This... Corona Thing...

So Are People THINKING... ???
Or Steadily... SINKING.......................

Into A State...
Where Their Mind States TRAPPED... ?!?
Into Thinking of Cash …
Instead of Government Plans...
That Have LACKED …
Any Form of Substantiated Fact... !!!

So The Question I Have...
Requires No... Math...
But Doesn’t Add Up...
Cos’ If This Disease Is Still On The Run...

Can Things Now Be...
So Quickly... HACKED...

And Now......

... “ Relaxed “... ?!?
So, now that economies have literally stalled, it seems as though, for the purpose of money making, these lockdowns are now being eased globally, gradually.

However, the first countries notably, are Western Countries !

So, depending on what you believe, one has to wonder, whether keeping people healthy, is actually more important than making money to those in power currently, who continue to dish out very confusing orders and protocols to follow, that they DON'T EVEN FLLLOW THEMSELVES ... !?!
Show me the workings of a
world rapt in-news
in-fear
in-side.
What are its mechanics?

What are the mechanics:
a single, sterile globe.
All closing doors,
all shouting to be heard -
engulfed in digital vacuum.

Show me the workings.
Give me something I can touch, something I can taste,
something I can grip
between my teeth and bite down.
Hard. Just to check.

To check the mechanics of navigating the blueprint
of a blueprint
of a home with a sky frozen in a window pane.
The mechanics of a curtain closing.
– there was, in the end, nothing to be done –

Show me the workings.
Lay them out in front of me,
tell me their weight.
Let me know the numbers add up.

Let me know the mechanics of how that scale crests and falls,
heaves and gasps
its decision. Its desperation
to deliver the bodies of evidence in
grams, digits, days, weeks.

I want to see the workings.

Show me the workings.
Carl Fynn Jun 20
Chained to good morals
a people lost on the journey to freedom

Foresight enslaved to greed
who reaches first- a prevalent goal
  
Radical Leadership
a matter of course

Foresight enslaved to greed
evidence in the body parts traded for power

A country crippled by peace
a people enslaved by oppression

Manipulative dependence
just plant, taxes will fertilize

Wake up to the voices of the clever
We sit by our luggage before a dead sea
deceived by the same people we gave seat

A generation paying for the sins of our fathers
shackled to the failures of our forefathers

We thumb print
signing our destinies over to fake prophets

Radical leadership
a matter of course

However long the night, the sun always rises.
Big Virge Jun 20
Ya Know.............  

These Days... " What I'm Seeing "...  
Is... WAY Beyond Believing...... ?!?  

BURNED DOWN Ceilings...  
Cos' of Government Dealings...  
Now Leaving People GRIEVING... !!!!  

Because of Their Leaning...  
To Dealing In Weakened...  
Structures And Functions...  
That Lead To... INJUSTICE... !!!  

So Let Me...  
Tell You Folks SOMETHING..... !!!!  

Their Actions NEED CLEANING... !!!!!  
Because They KEEP Leading...  
Young People To SEEING...  
Our Human Kind SEETHING... !?!  
Which Leads To Heads BLEEDING..... !!!!!  

While From What I'm Now SEEING...  
They KEEP ON Receiving...  
CASH For AGREEING...  
To... "Secretive Meetings"... !?!  

Where Deals Are Then Made...  
That Are... INHUMANE... !!!  

I'm Simply Explaining What People See DAILY...  
But Strangely KEEP Sailing... ?!!!?  
With Games They Be Playing... !?!  

That KEEP On DETAINING...  
And CLEARLY Now Stating...  

That People From Nations...  
Who DON’T Deal With.................... Satan... !!!!!  

Will Now Face Delays In....................  
SEEING..................... Immigration..........  
In........................... Foreign Locations...............  

Where Good Folks Be Playing...  
The Game of DICTATION...  
For... WORLD *******.... !!!!!  

It's Just What I'm SEEING... ???  

Don't You SEE It TOO... ?!?  

DON'T Play DUMB Like FOOLS...  
Whose Views Are..... Askew... !!!  

Cos' YOU DO If Your Life...  
Has... Financial Issues... !!!!!  

Which Then Means THAT....  
Your Fam' CAN'T HAVE.... !!!!!  
THAT NICE Swimming Pool....  

Or WEALTHY Friends...  
Whose Money Is BENT...  
And CORRUPT Like The Feds'... !!!!!!  

But Enough About THEM... !!!  

Let's Get Back To YOU...  
The Masses Who CHOOSE...  

To... DENY The Truth... ?!?!?  
Until It's NOT Faked On Everyday News...  

Were You One Who CLAIMED....  

That....  

"Donald Trump and his clan  
don't stand a chance,
of him winning this thing,
to be The Whitehouse King !?!"  

Take A Minute And.... THINK.... !!!!!  

Did You.....  
Let Those Words... " Slip "... ???  
From Between Your Lips... ?!?!?  

Or Ever Think... “ BREXIT' “...  
Would Become A Thing... ?!?  

Or See A TAX RISE...  
of... EIGHT Per Cent FLY... ?!?  
In... DIFFICULT Times... !!!  

Well That's Now The Flavour...  
Right HERE In Barbados... !!!!!  

Nothing To Savour...  
When Living For PAPER... !?!  
Has Become A JOKE...  
That Leaves People BROKE... !!!  

Well These Words Are Saying...  
You Should Be ASHAMED if... !!!!!  

You're Out There Behaving...  
As If Your Complaining...  
Will Get Things To Changing...  

If You've Been... "Embracing"...  
Their Form of ENSLAVEMENT...  

From Music You’re Playing...  
To... Cash You've Been Making....  

DON'T CLAIM That Your Station...  
Now Bears NO RELATION...  
To Our.... Degradation... !!!  

These Problems Have Stemmed...  
From.... EONS Ago.... !!!!!!  

If Their Yellow TRICK Road... !!!!!!  
Has Left You... " Rope A Doped "... !!!!!  

It's Your BLIND IGNORANCE...  
And How You Have Rolled...  

That Prove That... YOU'RE...  
PART of The Problem That's GROWN... !!!!!  

To Control And B R E A K Homes...  
In... Impoverished Zones.... !!!  

That Now Sees Human Beings...  
Deal In... LYING and CHEATING...  
While People Are BLEEDING... !!!!!  

So Reflect On These Words...  
From The... Brotha' Big Virge...  

Before Things Get MUCH WORSE... !!!!  
These Words May Well... HURT... !?!  

But They Are Well Observed...  
These Words Are... A BEACON... !!!  

That Hope To See Reason...  

Be A Thing That Human Beings...  
Start To Once Again BELIEVE IN... !!!!  

Because Right Now We're DEMEANING...  
And MISLEADING Human Feelings...  
By Teaching Like We're DEMONS... !?!  

So Poetically I'm Speaking...  
On What It Is We're Reaping...  

Cos' This Is SADLY....  

.... " What I'm Seeing.... "
TAKE A LISTEN HERE :  

https://soundcloud.com/user-16569179/what-im-seeing/s-ahbEO
Traveler Jun 20
It hard to be patriotic
While most of our rulers are psychotic
All their crazy has no end
They lock up the poor
Whenever they can

I won't salute their blood stained flag
Nor bow to their angry gods
I'll take a knee with Kaepernick
Now that's a worthy cause!

The lesser evil can fight it out among their selves
Dark money and propaganda are proportionate of their wealth
Corporations of greed destroying our precious planet
A war machine that kills millions to survive
Shall we just take all this for granted?
Our one percent are out of control and underhanded

Standby for a wave of american immigrants
Coming to your shores
"cause it's getting hard to be patriotic anymore.
Traveler Tim
Big Virge Jun 18
Ya Know .....

I Like A GOOD Show ...
When It's Done ... WELL ... !!!!!

From Concerts To Dramas ...
To Flicks That Hit HARDER ...
Than ... ABUSIVE Partners ... !!!!

Shows That EXPOSE ...
How Low People Go ...
Are Also The Type ...
That INSPIRE Rhymes ...
That Show How My Mind ...
Is Prone To Design ...
Wordplay That grOWS ...
And Eventually FLOWS ...
Like ... Lyrical PRO's ... !!!!

Which Just Goes To Show ...
That Sometimes What's BITTER ...
Can Turn Into ... " GOLD " ... !!!

GOLDEN Like ... " Globes " ...
At Those Award Shows ... !!!

From TV ... To Music ...
Award Shows Be CHOOSING ...
ALL Kinds of ... " Creators " ... !!!!!!!!!
Show STOPPERS And Makers ...
of Shows Put To Paper ...
That Somehow Much Later ...
Become Something GREATER ... !!!!!!

Than ... P.O.T.U.S Debaters ... !!!

Whose Shows Are A JOKE ...
Because They ... Like Coc' ...
Are Just Good For DOPES ... !!!!
WITHOUT ... " Ali's ROPE " ... !!!!!!

Things That They ... " Quote " ...
Just Show That Their Notes ...
Are DUD Like ... The HOPE ...
They CLAIM They'll PROVIDE ...
For ... " Citizens' Lives ' " ... !!!!

ALL SHOW But What's TOLD ... ?
As Their Show ... UNFOLDS ...
Is A ... WHOLE HEAP of TELL ...
That Has Some FOUL SMELLS ... !!!!!

"He SAYS THIS And She SAYS THAT !"

Only To FIND That Their Show's Built To ... " TRAP " ...
People Like RATS When Cats REFUSE NAPS ... !!!!!
And Government Plans That Leave Foreign Lands ...

In ...... MURDEROUS Hands ...... !!!!!

Kind of Like ... YEAH ...
That Show ... " HOMELAND " ... !?!

But Of Course WHAT They Show ...
Is How They CONTROL Their Soldiers Like DRONES ... !!!!!

To SHOW ... NO REMORSE ... !!!
When KILLING'S The Course ...
That They CHOOSE To FOLLOW ... ?!?
That Leave People HOLLOW ... !?!

FILLED UP With HOLES ... !!!
Like Shows That EXPOSE ...
A LACK of PRECISION ...
In How They're DELIVERED ... !!!!!

Shows That Are Given ...
By Heads Who DON'T Listen ...

So Find That Their Thinking ...
Is FAR FROM ...... Positioned ......
From Places Where BUILDING ...
HELPS Them ... Make A Living ... !!!

The Path That I've CHOSEN ...
Has Shown That When Written ...
Big Virge Words Are POTENT ... !!!

So REJECT The ... " Notion " ...
of ... Impossible Missions ... !!!!!

I Show Up Like ... " COCHRAN' " ...
WITHOUT ... OJ Simpson ... !!!!!

Making A ... " KILLING " ...
WITHOUT Facing Prison ... !!!

So YES Now You KNOW ...
That When My Pen FLOWS ...

Whether DRIVEN By Rhythm ...
Or Just ... Simple Prose ...

It's REALLY A ... " Given " ...
That Things ... " Big Virge Written " ...

When Taken From Page ...
And Spoken On Stage ...
Or ON ... Lines of BASS ...

DISPLAY What Is Known ...

As YES A ... Good ...

......... " SHOW " .......
It's Clearly ALL ABOUT The ... " Show " ...
H A Vitatoe Jun 16
Please spell Revolution & put into a sentence.
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The Revolution ended the Democrat Party.
Revolution
The end of the Democrat Party
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