'Poetry or Rap ?' ... A Poem written by Big Virge 18/9/2005

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United Kingdom

I Like A Good Poet And LOVE A GOOD Rap... !!!
But How Many People Can Say They Do That... ?!?
Many Write Stuff That Huffs With NO PUFF... ?!?
Others Write Stuff That... HITS Like A CUFF... !!!
So Which Do You Prefer Poetry Or... Rap... ???
Let's Take A Sec' And Look Into That... !!!
Aren't They The SAME... ???
As The Saying Goes... " What's In A Name ? "...
What Makes Them Different Does Anyone Know... ?
Well Here's ONE THING Their... Rates of PAY... !!!
Rappers Get MILLIONS For Things That They Say... !!!
Which Poet Gets THAT At The End of The Day... ???
This Doesn't Seem Very FAIR To Me... !?!
Rappers Use A Tune To Flow... Poetry...
But Many DON'T Help Our... Societies...
Of Course Some DO And THAT IS COOL... !!!
But Many Get Paid For Acting The FOOL...That's... NOT COOL... !!!
They Need To Be SCHOOLED In... How To Make Moves...
Before They DROWN... In Their New Swimming Pool... !!!
But Poets DON'T Help Themselves Sometimes...
Can't A Poet Be GOOD If They Utilise Rhyme...
To Say Things That UNSETTLE Weak Minds...
By Talking About... Humanity's Crimes... ???
That's The Way I'm Now Inclined...
Even Though This Route Has Got... LANDMINES... !!!
I'll Say NO MORE Cos' I................ Ignore...
Those Who CLEARLY ... " KEEP The Score "... !!!
So... Poetry Or Rap We're Back To THAT... !!!
They Are The SAME And That's A FACT... !!!
I'm Making A Case For RAISING The Face...
of Poets Who Talk About... TODAY...
To Ensure That They Can Get The PAY...
That Makes Them Hit Tomorrows' Front Page...
Just Like RAPPERS When They RAGE... !!!
And End Up In A Prison... "CAGED"... !!!
Would Poets Ever Be THIS Way... ???
It's Clear They ARE Cos' Rap's The Same...
Which Means That... " A RAPPER "...
Is Merely A POET With A DIFFERENT Name... !!!
Do I Have To Say THOSE Words... AGAIN... !!!
Well Here They Come... " What's In A Name ? "...
Come ON People USE Your BRAINS... !!!
Poets Have To Share The Blame...
For USING Art To Bring Them FAME...
Instead of RAISING Poetry's AIM...
The Usage of Words To ELEVATE Brains...
Or MINDS You See... " What's In A Name ? "...
SORRY... I've Gone Back Again... !!!
Let's MOVE ON To The Question Chaps...
" Poetry... or... Rap " ... We Should LOOK BACK...
Shelley Or Keats Or Rhymes To A Beat...
BOTH Are Forms of Poetry... !!!
As ARE THESE... Dylan, Simone, Marley To Ali... !!!
And What The Hell YES... EVEN Me...
Have Used This Art Called... " Poetry "... !!!!
From Blues To Calypso To Jazz Laden Beats...
ALL Have Been Touched By Some GREAT POETRY... !!!
See Poetry Could EVEN Be As Obscure As THIS...
A... SPORTS Victory... "Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee !"
Words of ALI's Were... TRUE Poetry... !!!
Just Like His Fights When He Was At His PEAK... !!!!!
He Used Poetry When He Chose ... NOT TO SPEAK... !!!!!
Cos' Ali In Motion Was Something To See... !!!
So What Was The Question YES... Poetry Or Rap... ???
Or For You Hip Hoppers Rappers Or... Emcees... ???
Come On People PLEASE I'm With KRS I PREFER... Emcees... !!!
Those Who In TRUTH ... Master Ceremonies... !!!
That's Something I Hope To... One Day Achieve...
A Day When The MASSES KNOW My Poetry... !!!
Call It What You WANT They're ONE And The SAME... !!!
DON'T Fall IN The TRAP of... ISSUING Names... !!!
Or Giving Out CAPS Cos' There ISN'T A Difference...

Between....

.............. " POETRY And RAP " ..............

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