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Au 7d
I do not know how
they have aged so well
having to carry such
obnoxious facades

outlining the garments
of their sleeves
every night, wondering
if it's too small or too large

succumbing
to the thought of misfits,
with the color they have
grown weary of

dark times
that made them feeble;
enough to make them grow
lips that sparks war

telos or end;
to finally defend that
black cats are not bad omens
and so are black people
If Beale Street Could Talk
Novel (1974)
by James Baldwin
Big Virge Oct 3
Beware of … The HAIR … !!!
YEAH BEWARE of The HAIR … !!!

DON'T You Dare STARE … !!!
In Case My Hair...
Decides To SCARE …
And ATTACK Your Lair … !!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah It May Get DREAD …
And... LOCK Like Feds' " … !!!

Because Just Like THEM It Fires Bullets … !!!
WITHOUT A... Sound Defence … !!!!?!!!!

Like … ZIMMERMAN Did...
To Young TRAYVON'... Kid … !!!

Does That Make Sense … ???
Come On USE Your Heads … !!!

UNLIKE Black Girls …
Who Remove Their CURLS...
To Make Their Hair Swirl...
Just Like … White Girls … ?!?

Dealing In... WEAVES... ???
What Do They Achieve … ?!?
Some Kind of Belief …
That STRAIGHTENED Hair …
Makes Them Look Sweet … ?!?

Like Some Kind of CARE BEAR …
See That's The SAD Thing … !!!
These Attitudes EXIST...
About Peoples' Hairstyles … !?!
While Cops Act WILD...
And **** Young Child … !!!!!

FOOLISH Stereotypes In Modern Times … ???
STILL Ride HIGH In Many Peoples' Minds … ?!?

And Yeah I'm Talking About ALL Types …
Black And White And Asians Alike … !!!

Seem To Get … UPTIGHT …
When They See Me Walking …
... In The SUNSHINE … !!!!!

As If My Vibe Is About To INCITE …
Some Kind of … Street Fight … ?!?

WHY Because My Hair …
ISN'T … Short and Nice … ???

They Just DON'T CARE...
About What's... INSIDE … !!!

It's... NOT As If...
My Hair SHOOTS BULLETS...  ?!?

People Are TOO QUICK … !!!
To Judge And Think … ?
That They Know The Man …
Who Lies … " WITHIN " …

In Fact They REACT … !!!

THINKING Is The Thing...
That They CLEARLY LACK … !!!

It CAN'T Possibly Be …
Cos' I'm TALL AND BLACK …
And Let My Hair ENJOY The Air … !?!

Beware BEWARE …
of The … FUNKY Hair … !!!

It May Just... SHOOT …
And... Take Your LOOT … !!!

STUPIDITY Seems …
To ROAM The Streets … ?!?

Or... Could It Be …
... " Peoples' Beliefs "... ?!?

Some In TRUTH Are Actually Cool …
But... MOST Are FOOLS...
Who STILL NEED School... !!!

Why Do... CHICKS … ?
Say Things Like THIS … ?!?

" I hate to ask, but,
can I please touch it ? "

Maybe I Should Ask …

" Can I Touch Your **** !!! "

The PROBLEM Is ….
A Lot of These Chicks …
Really Seem To Think …
That I'm Cool With It … ?!?

When In Actual Fact It Makes Me SAD …
That They Could Be So LOST At Sea …

In A Time Where We …
LACK UNITY And HUMANITY... !!!

Where Mentalities Buy FALLACIES …
That... IGNORANCE FEEDS … !!!

Like … HAIR Being SCARY … !?!
Because of It's … " STYLE " … ?

It May Look WILD But Why Be WARY … ???
It Hides NO GUNS Or … IGNORANCE … !!!!

In FACT It Resides …
On The DEEPEST of Minds …
Who Writes These Rhymes …

To EDUCATE Minds About Stereotypes …
That Have NO PLACE In The World TODAY … !!!

So... STOP With The STARES …
And … FEAR FILLED GLARES … !!!

Cos' it's Really NOT FAIR …
To Judge On The Basis of Someone's …

............... " HAIR " .......... ?!?
Some of the issues of being black, and just letting your hair grow freely ....
Big Virge Oct 2
ALL ABOARD... ALL ABOARD... !!!

But Hey This ISN'T A Train...
Or Some Game To Be PLAYED...

Or Some Kind of Cruise Ship...
Because This Here Is Calling...
You... BANDWAGON Kids... !!!

Who AREN'T Using Your Brain...
Cos’ You CLEARLY DON’T THINK... !!!

Okay Y’all Okay I Get That It’s Great...
To See That Blackface Is Now Up For Debate...

But Let Me Get This Straight... !!!
And Make My Thoughts PLAIN...
A Lot of You Suckers...
Are NOW Making Claims...
And Causing A RUCKUS... !!!

Because... ALL of A SUDDEN...
It’s Time For A CHANGE... ?!?

When It Comes To Race Hate And Historical Names...
That Should NOT BE DISPLAYED ALL Over The Place... !!?!!

Well I’m Calling You Out... !!!
That’s Right You... WOKE Clowns... !!!

Cos’ You’ve Been SLEEPING Fa’ Sure... !!!

When It Came To RACE WARS...
That Have LONG Been ENDURED...
That Have Been LAW ENFORCED... !!!!!!

LONG BEFORE Poor Old George...
And Those Blacks KILLED BEFORE...
By The Arms of The Law...
EVER Came To The Fore... !!!

That’s Right All You Hoards...
Who Chose To... IGNORE...
How We’re Treated Like ******...

By... JUDGES In COURTS...
And These Heads You VOTE For...
Who NOW Seem To Be SURE... !?!?!

That... Black Lives Matter... !!!

Oh Because of New Cameras...
That Clearly Now SHATTER...

These People Who’ve Said...

“That It’s Just In Black Heads !
The Idea of Hatred,
That’s Supremacist Lead !”

Oh And By This I MEAN...
Those People Once Deemed...
To YES BE... “ SQUEAKY CLEAN “... !!!

Who’ve Been Seen On BIG SCREENS...
And Indeed On TV’s Like That Guy... Ali G... !!!

How MANY of YOU...
Have Sat Down In Front Rooms... ?!?!

And LAUGHED And CONSUMED...

The Kind of... “ COMEDY “...
That’s INDULGED Racist Themes...
That Makes LOADS of MONEY...
For These Media Teams...
Where Racism Still Breathes... ?!?

How MANY of YOU...
Have Sat Down And ARGUED... ?
That This Comedic Jew...

Was.....

“Highlighting Issues...
That Were Actually Cool,
And Satirically Shrewd !”

Hmm That’s Not How It Seemed...
And AIN’T Funny To Me... !!!!

Because Now It Seems...
That Those In TV Harbour Racist Ideals... !!!

And Have Done So For Years...
This Has Now Been Made CLEAR... !!!
But I Should NOW BELIEVE...
That Their Motives Were CLEAN... ?!?

When They’ve... “ STEREOTYPED “...

The Lives of Black Guys...
In These Shows That Were TRIPE... !!!

Oh And He’s NOT ALONE...
When It Comes To These Shows...
Where RACIST UNDERTONES...
Have Been Blown Off As JOKES... ?!?

So Now The BANDWAGON...
Is Starting To CAPTURE...

A LOT of You Folks...
Who Had NOTHING To Say...
AGAINST Shows That Displayed
Subtle Levels of Hate...
And... Bigoted Ways... !!!

So Of Course Now The Gays...
Are Making STRONG Claims...
About The Racism That’s Been Unforgiving...

That Is Yes JUST THE SAME...
As The Hate That They Face... ?!?

I’ve Said It Before And I’ll Say It AGAIN...
Those Who Have ENTERTAINED...
And Have Earned LOTS of PAY...
Since WAY BACK IN THE DAY... !!!

Even With... Closets CLOSED... ?!?
Seemed To STILL Get On Shows...
Where Black Folks Were Told NO... !?!

Because They Could... “Hide”...
Who They Were DEEP Inside... !!!

Which Black Folks CANNOT Do... !!!

And Those Words Are TRUE...
So DON’T Get It Confused... !!!

Could We Paint Ourselves WHITE...
And Simply... EASE On Through...
And Be Part of White Crews... ?!?

I DON'T Think So Do You... ?!?

So Now The Bandwagon’s FULL...
of All Kinds of... COOL Crews...

But... Is That The TRUTH... ?!?
People Should THINK It Through... !!!

Cos’ Black Lives Have Been SHATTERED... !!!
... LONG BEFORE Black Lives Mattered... !!!

And... MANY A Chapter...
Have Still NOT Been Factored...
Into HOW These Things Happened... ?!?

So I’m One Who Holds ANGER...
Who DOESN'T Feel FLATTERED...
By All These NEW FACTIONS...

And Their DISSATISFACTION...
That Is NOW SO APPARENT... !!!

Because... Black Lives Matter...

Because They’re Just JUMPING...

On The....

“Black Lives Bandwagon “...
Now that all this, black lives... " Stuff " ... has apparently, become so important, i'm still wondering whether black lives... Really Do MATTER, and if so, to who exactly !?!

Hence this poem......
Pardon me please
And bravely spit out
That you do not want me

Since the very day I cast eyes on you
You became my ***** friend

You played king
And I played slave
You played head
And I played feet

My ***** doors
were forever opened to you
But your ignorant heart
Bothered not walk into

You played spotlight
And I played brink
You played sun
When the world was awake
And played moon
When the world fell asleep
You played stars
And I played telescope

Pardon me please
Why did you leave me for Mrs.Prejudice?
Why did you leave me for Mr.Pride?

Pardon me please
And do not pass over beside me
When you file for divorce.
Bethink! my ***** friend
and hike back into my heart.
Forever yours
Me
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 28
Now My Name’s NOT Shaggy...
But It’s Clearly NOT ME... !!!
Who Will... EVER Be...

A Star Like Those Who Hold BIG Shows...
Where Droves And Droves of People Go... !!!

To Hear Them Sing And Do Their Thing...
As In... Perform Their Music...
Or Be On Stage... Acting...

Or Be Someone Who Gives...
... Public Speeches...
About How To Live...
Because They Are Rich... !!!

But That’s Okay... !!!
Because What I CLAIM...
Is Worth MORE Than Fame...
And A FAMOUS Name... !!!

What I Claim Is TRUTH...
UNLIKE These Crews...
Who Make FAKE Moves...
Like Those Who Choose...
To Lie And... ABUSE... !!!

While Appearing To Be...

EVER SO... “ Lovely ”... !!!

Who Of Course... BELIEVE...
In Honesty And Philosophies...
That Would Never Deal In ******... !!!

But Now It’s...
... PLAINLY CLEAR To SEE... !!!

That A Lot Of These Peeps...
Are Just... NOT REAL... !!!

And Deal In Lies And FALLACIES... !!!
Like Islands FILLED With FANTASIES...

So They Are...
... CLEARLY NOT ME... !!!

I COULDN'T... Co-Exist...
With Those Whose Business...
Indulges In ABUSING Kids... !!!

Cos’ That’s... CLEARLY NOT ME... !!!

And APPARENTLY...
It’s CLEARLY NOT ME...
Who Writes Poetry of HIGH QUALITY... ?!?

According To...
THESE Judges And Chiefs...
Who Decide Whose Words...
Are Those That Deserve...
BIG Publishing Deals... !!!!!!

That Ensure They’ll Receive...
A FLOOD of Royalties...
LONG AFTER They’ve Deceased... !!!

Because Me... I Speak...
... TOO MUCH REALITY...

For My Speech To Gain POPULARITY...
Due To CLARITY And The PARITY...
That BALANCES... My Artistry...

Because Its CLEARLY NOT ME... !!!

Who Tries To Deceive...
Those Who Choose To Read...
What It Is That I Feed...
Through My Poetry...

It’s LESS Vanity And Material Greed...
And MORE Substance In CREATIVITY... !!!

That I REALLY BELIEVE...
Is What HUMANITY NEEDS... !!!

Instead of BLINKERED CHATTER...
About... Whose Life Matters... !?!

Because It’s PLAIN To SEE...
That We Have BAD Eggs... !!!
As Well As BAD Seeds... !!!
Who Seem To Be The Heads...
of... THIS INDUSTRY... ?!?

Where Talent Is... SEEN...
And Then ABUSED SECRETLY... !?!

But It’s... CLEARLY NOT ME... !!!

Who Is One Who RECEIVES...
APPLAUSE For Being...
One of These SICK FREAKS... ?!?

Or One Who’d SUPPRESS...
Speaking Out AGAINST...
... ABUSIVE MEN...
Who Cause Women DISTRESS... ?!?

ESPECIALLY IF...
I Could... STOP The Trend...
By Simply Being HONEST... !!!

And Thus ENSURING That...
These LECHEROUS Men... !!!

Could NEVER Again...
Give The Same Treatment To Young Women...
Who Could Be NEXT To Have To Deal With Them... !!!

You See It’s Clearly NOT Me...

Who’d Rather TAKE PAYMENT...
And Act As Though Everything Is Sweet...
For... Years And Years...
And Then Suddenly Appear...
To Have Been Shedding Tears... !?!

When I’ve Lived A LIE...
For... MOST of My Life... !!!

You See It’s CLEARLY NOT ME... !!!

Who... Lives In FEAR...
And DOESN’T Make Things CLEAR...
Right From The START...

Because Like The Tin Man...
Have Got... NO Heart... !!!

Because... That’s What...
WEAK Hearted People Do... !!!

ACT Like Everything’s COOL...
And DENY The TRUTH...
And Then Expect To Get...
A Load of Sympathy...

For Lying And DENYING...
THEIR OWN REALITY... !?!

Because That Can Cause...
... REAL TRAGEDIES... !!!

Because Secrecy Leads...
To... PROTECTION For...
These Fiends And Thieves...
And ALL Kind of FREAKS...
Who... Seem To Run...
This World To Me... !?!?!

From Racists To...
These Abusive Crews...

So It’s... NO Surprise To See...
That In... TWENTY TWENTY...

That MORE CLARITY...
And CLEAR Visions Are Now...
What Are Being SEEN... !!!

Because It’s Time For A CHANGE...
To The Same Old Names...
Who Play The SAME OLD GAME... !!!

of Claiming To Be...
What They CLAIM To Be... !!!

When It Comes To TALENT...
That They Deem To Be CLEAN...

Who Will...
Bring More BALANCE To This Industry...
That’s FILLED With LIES And FALLACIES... !!!

Which Is Why I Now See...
That My Brand of Art And Creativity...
Will NEVER Be What Suits Their Teams...

Because Big V...
Is A Brand That’s UNIQUE...

That’s ABOVE And BEYOND...
The Type of Sheople' They Seek... !!!

Because It’s PLAIN To SEE...
That I’m A DIFFERENT Breed... !!!

Who Could NEVER FIT IN...
With... HOW They Be... !!!

Because One Things For Sure....

They’re...

“ CLEARLY NOT Like ME “... !!!
As we all find out more and more about our human kind, i'm now quite happy to find, that the majority of peeps, are like the poem says, clearly not like me !
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 Jul 2015
So What Does This CLASS Thing...
... Mean To YOU... ???

Someone Who Went...
To A... " Public School "... ?
Or A Gent In A BOWLER...
Whose Demeanour Is Cool... ?

Well....
If This DEFINES Class To You... ?
Watch... Laurel and Hardy...
They Wore Them TOO... !!!

But All They Did Was...
... Act The FOOL... !!!!!

ME... Well I Went To...
Your Average State School...
Surrounded By Kids...
With A Few Who Were Fools... !!!

And Some Came UNSTUCK...
... WITHOUT Any Glue... !!!

Cos' They Left School...
WITHOUT Paying Their Dues... !!!

Like... LEARNING In Lessons...
Instead of GIRL STRESSING... !!!

Well I'm The TEST PRESSING...
That Proves That Some Lessons
Can Leave People STRESSING... !!!!!
And Yes... Second Guessing... ???

What Class Am I From... ?!?

I'm... NOT From A Class... !!!
Except A... " Classroom "...

But THAT ISN'T TRUE... !!!!!!!
My Mum And Dad KNEW...
What Couples Should Do...
In The... "Privacy of "...
A... " Double Bedroom "... !!!

IC1... IC3... ?
How About... IC2... ?

Do These STUPID Groupings...
DEFINE... What Is YOU.... ?!?!?!?

Well... If They DO...
Good Luck To You... !?!

But Police Like The Government...
DEFINE Who They CHOOSE...
Just So Their PUPPETS...
Can... DISH OUT ABUSE... !!!!!

Being BLACK Is A Class...
ALL of It's... " OWN "... !!!!!

Cos' Most OTHER Folk...
... DON'T Enter The Zone...
Where Blacks Are Deemed...
To Live UNCONTROLLED.... !!!

I've LOST CONTROL...
A... Couple of Times... !!!

But Now I Stick To Writing Rhymes...
To Show My Class By Using MY MIND... !!!

Class... DISTINCTIONS...
Go With NARROW Minds... !!!

While Words I Write...
DEFINE The Times...
WITHOUT Class Signs... !!!

I'm Just Another VICTIM...
of... Western Systems...
That KEEP US... A P A R T...
By The Use of.... " Isms "....

... " CAPITALISM "...
Is A CLASSLESS... Ism... !!!

Cos'... If You BELIEVE...
You're Just CASH DRIVEN... !!!

While... " RACISM "...
Is A... Class Filled Ism...
Where Blacks Are Deemed...
To Be... FIT For PRISON... !?!?!

But That's NOT ME...
Cos' I Haven't Been In Em'... !!!!!

I Grew Up........
In London... " West Ealing "...

But This DOESN'T Mean...
That I'm Liking DARJEELING … !!!

This Class Thing Needs CLEANING... !!!
Cos'... Living This Life...
Does NOT Have A Ceiling... !!!

This AIN'T Monty Python... !!!
Life Has... DEEPER Meaning...........
Than Visions of... " CLASS "...

Houses For LOUSES... !!!
And I'm NOT Talking Scousers'... !!!
They're ALL Right With Me...
It's People From London...
With... NO CLASS BELIEVE... !!!

I Can Tell By Their Looks...
When They're Looking At ME... !!!

These People Are FULL of HYPOCRISY... !!!
This IS How CLASSY TRUE Londoners Be... !!!

Who Then Have The CHEEK... !!!
To DEFINE... Who I Be... !!?!!

My Father And Friends...
Used To Run In BARE FEET...

My Mum Used To TEACH...
And Both of Them Came From...
That... Bajan' Country...

With Sugar Cane Fields...
And White Sandy Beach...

My Father Is NOW...
An... OSTEOPATH... !!!

So Let's LOOK At That...

He's Treated STAR Athletes...
And White Folk That's FACT... !!!!!

Does THIS Give Me A PASS... ?!?
To Be... " Middle Class "...
Even Though I Am BLACK... ?!?

This STUPID Class Question...
Is Simply A... FARCE... !!!

Divisions Are... VAST...
Like A Galleon Mast... !!!
But BREAKING These Boundaries...
Is A Task... BEYOND Class... !!!!!!

And This Is UNCERTAIN... ?
Who... REALLY Has... ?!?

.......... " CLASS ".........
British folks and their ... " Groupings " ... !!!
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.
We muslims
Are people too
We muslims have the same anatomy
The same emotions
The same desires
The same needs
And the potential for heartbreak
It hurts me to
Think
You thinks of us as all the same
Terrorists
Jihadis
And literate ******* and *******
When really we are the same as you










نحن المسلمين
هم الناس أيضا
نحن المسلمين لدينا نفس التشريح
نفس المشاعر
نفس الرغبات
نفس الاحتياجات
وإمكانية حدوث حسرة
يؤلمني
يفكر
أنت تعتقد أننا جميعا نفس الشيء
إرهابيون
جهاديون
والكلاب والأوغاد المتعلمين
عندما نكون حقاً مثلك
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