“That Golden Era” ... A Poem written by Big Virge 20/8/2019

Location

United Kingdom

Now I Come From That... “ GOLDEN ERA "... !!!
Where Agendas Had NO TERROR... !!!
When Girlies Went For Fellas... !!!
And When Wine Was Kept In Cellars...
WITHOUT Visions of Marcellus... !!!!
When People Weren’t SO JEALOUS....
Or At Least Didn’t Seem To Be... !!!
When Children Could Play Outside All Day...
WITHOUT The Fear of Abusers Drawing Near... !!!
..... Or Indeed So It Seemed ..... ?!?
When Cheddar Was CHEESE NOT Cash or Called... " Green "... ?!?
When People Weren’t Mean And ALL ABOUT Money... !!!
When TV Screens Were NOT So Lean... !!!
And When We Rocked Steady... !!!
To Reggae With NO BASH To Metal That DID THRASH...
And Sounds Just Like The Clash To Sounds of Johnny Cash...
Calypso That Was GOLD And Hip Hop That Was DOPE... !!!!!
In Times Where We Could Smoke Inside of Clubs We’d Go... !!!
When People Showed More Love An Era With... LESS GUNS... !!!
And Children Who WEREN’T Villains Willing To Deal In KILLING... !!!
An Era Where Our Children Could NOT Abuse Their Parents Because of Their Decisions....
When Caring Went With Sharing Instead of Gun Sounds Blaring... !!!
When Days of Our Lives Filled Bajan' Minds... !!!
Instead of Vibes That Now Incite IGNORANCE And Taking Lives... !!!!
A Time Where I Didn’t Know I Could Rhyme...
Like Hip Hop Guys Whose Rhymes STILL SHINE... !!!
When Albert O Didn’t Even Know...
About Bass Notes Or Doing Live Shows...
But Now He Does And Makes Bass Lines Hum...
So This Is A Piece For Us OLDER Peeps... !!!
To Feed Our Seeds With Our History... !!!
So That They Can See BEYOND Internet Feeds... !!!
Because They’re In An Era That Is FILLED With ERRORS... !
Dilemmas And PRETENDERS While Our Era Had UPSETTERS... !!!
Who Were ........... TRULY LEGENDARY ...
That’s Right Just Like Mister Lee " Scratch " Perry... !!!!!!!!!
Cos' Our Era’s Trendsetters Were SERIOUS Heads Whose Art DID REPRESENT... !!!
Because They Were CHOSEN NOT BROKEN Or Called...
To Make Things Stall And Bring Peoples' Downfall... ?!?
An Era Where Gay Folk Were Scared...
Because Being Gay Meant Staying IN Closets...... !!!!!
So I Guess That’s Where This Poem Should END...
Our Era’s Now Gone So DOESN’T Belong In Today’s World...
Where Men Now Love Men And Girls Now Love Girls... !?!
And We All Now Observe What Was Once UNHEARD... !!!
Let Alone Being Seen On... Movie Screens... ?!!!?
It’s A Whole NEW Scene And... “ Era of Dreams “... !!!
That Could NEVER of Come From The Era I’m From... !!!!
YES We Had Problems Just Like Todays Crews...
But If I Had To Choose There Would Be NO DILEMMA...
Cos’ The Future Seems To Hold A Whole Load of NO GO’s... !!!
For Us... OLDER Folks That Now Goes To Show....
That When YOUNG And FILLED With YOUTH...
The Times In Which I Grew In My View Were YES... Much BETTER ... !!!
So These Words Reminisce About...

................... “ That Golden Era “ .............

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