"Class" ... A Poem written by Big Virge 5/4/2005

Location

United Kingdom

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 " ........................

This poem is about: 
My country
Our world
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