“New Age Slave” ... A Poem written by Big Virge 28/6/2020

Location

United Kingdom

So James Baldwin’s Words Would Appear To Be FACT...
If You’re Creative And Black And Are Down With The Alphabet Gender Pack... !!!
You’ll Get FAST Tracked Into... Earning Cash...
And Being Seen On TV Screens And Production Teams...
For All Kinds of Shows And Be... TV Hosts...
So For Those Black Folks Who Claimed That...

... “We Don’t Move, With The Type of Groups, Like Those Now In View !”

It Would Seem That You Have Been DENYING The TRUTH... ?!?
That There Have Been QUITE A FEW With... DARKER Hues... !!!
Who’ve Indulged In Moves With Same Sex Crews And Transgenders Too... !!!
So Now We Have MORE Than Race Wars Fa’ Sure... !!!
We’re Now Competing Against White Folks And Those Who’ve Changed Their Sex...
Just For Us To Get To Line Up With Them...
But Yet CAN’T Express Opinions That OFFEND... ?!?
How On Earth Can THAT Be Called... FREEDOM... ?!!!?
But We Should RECOGNISE That It’s... ABOUT TIME...

.... For Us To OPEN Our Minds And NOT Criticise ....
Because THAT's IGNORANCE, of The VERY WORST Kind... !!!

To Be INTOLERANT of Those HOLLERING...
For Gender Equal Rights That Matter Like Black Lives... ?
Well As Others Have Said It’s A... WORRYING Trend... !!!
To Suggest That Gender Should... Enter The Blender...
Where RACISM LIVES... Because There Is NO LINK... !!!
We’re STILL Being Pushed And Being Told To SHUSH... !!!
Like... Well Behaved Slaves From Those Days of Chains... !!!
But Can These Alphabet Genders REALLY Make THAT CLAIM... ?!?
When They’ve Been Acting Away In Their... Day To Day...
On Screen And On Stage AND... Getting PAID... !!!
When Black People Were CHAINED And STILL ARE TODAY... !?!
It’s A DANGEROUS Game That’s Now Being Played... !!!
Because A War's Being Waged On Blacks Who Are Straight And Want To Entertain...
Who Are NOT AFRAID To Say What They Wanna Say... !!!
And Then Be Labelled As Some... ARCHAIC Clan...
Whose Thoughts Don’t Belong In Entertainment Land... !?!
Well If THAT’s NOT Wrong Then I MUST BE Ignorant... !!!
And Clearly Must Need To Reassess What It Means To Actually Be... FREE... !!!
Because That’s Something That Black People Can’t Be...
...... When It Comes To Police...
...... When It Comes To Our Speech...
...... When It Comes To Being Seen On Movie Screens...

Or Indeed Now It Seems To Join Numerous Teams...
Because of New Policies That DEFINE HATE Speech...
So Now ANYTHING Said... AGAINST The LGBT...
Oh And... YES The Q’s We Can’t Forget About You... !!!
Will Have You Being Seen As A HATEFUL Human Being... ?!?
While... POLICEMAN... WALK Away Scot-FREE...
For Making Black Folks Bleed And Choking With Their Knees Until Black Men CAN’T Breathe... !!!
DOESN’T ANYONE See The Sheer HYPOCRISY of Our... Societies... !?!?!
When Leaders DON’T Receive Any Form of... REAL Critique... !!!
For Referring To Blacks As PICANINNIES'...When THEY SPEAK FREELY... ?!?
And AREN’T FORCED To Leave Or Make... APOLOGIES... ?!?
For The Way That They Treat...... ETHNICITY....... ?!!!?
It’s Becoming A FARCE ALL THESE PROTEST Chants...
Because Now It’s PRIDE... That’ll SAVE Black Lives... !?!
But ONLY IF... Blacks Stand Alongside New Gender Rights...
So It’s The Same Old Thing That It’s... ALWAYS Been... !!!!!!!!!
The Way That WE Think Has To Be COMPROMISED...
To Fit In With Whites And New Gender Vibes...
Is That How Gays Have Had To Sway...
When It Comes To Race And What Blacks Create... ???

You’d Better REALLY THINK Before... ANSWERING... !!!
Can We HIDE Who We Are And Still Play Characters...
Like Homosexuals Do... You’d Better Think It Through... !!!
Because ALL This Talk About Hiring More And Changing Laws...
To ALLOW Black Lives To... REALLY MATTER...
Has Factors That CAPTURE Just Like... Slave Captors... !!!
These Words I Write Will Have Me.......... OSTRACISED...
But That's Alright Because That’s How It’s Been For... MOST of My Life...
Being Ignored And NOT Recognised By ALL Skin Types At Various Times... !!!
Because of The FLAW of Having A... FREE Mind And A DARK Skin Type... !!!
NO CLOSETS Were In Sight That I Could of Lived BEHIND...
Where My Black Skin Could of Been... “Hidden”...
So Big V... Tell Lies So I Can Get Inside...
Their New Club of Letters Now Defining Genders...
Well... NOT Now That I Have Recognised...
That... Artistic Fame Has The Type of Chains...
That Are Used To ENSLAVE And In FACT... DICTATE... !!!!
What It IS That You Say Or Choose To Create...
When You Are Black... And That’s A FACT... !!!
Sometimes You’ve Got To Say What It Is You Want To Say... !!!!!
Rather Than ...... “ Play The Game “ ......

That THEY WANT You To Play...
For You To End Up Being... ANOTHER...

.................. “ New Age Slave “ .............. !!!

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