'Too Old' ... A Poem written by Big Virge 16/9/2016

Location

United Kingdom

So When Are We TOO OLD To Be Seen As.... " Dope ".... ?!?
Or What's Called HOT Like Some SUPER FINE Crotch.... !!!!!
Well I'm At THAT AGE Where My Body NOW ACHES... !!!
But STILL Have A BRAIN That Functions... OKAY... !!!
So Let's Set Things STRAIGHT... !!!!!!!!!!
I STILL Have ARRAYS of CLEVER Wordplay... !!!
THAT Rhythmically Flows When I Hit The Stage... !!!
So DON'T TRY To CLAIM...
That My Stage Show's LAME...
And That My Beats Sound The Same... !!!!!
Cos' My Age NOW DICTATES That I'm ABLE Today...
To Use FEAR As A Way To Make My Game...
PLAY In Ways That I COULDN'T When I Felt Young And Brave...
So Am I Now A VICTIM of What's Called... " Ageism "... ?!?
You Youngu'ns NEED To LISTEN...
You're ENTITLED To YOUR Vision of ART You Feel Is... KICKIN'...
But DON'T You Be FORGETTIN' That OLDER Heads Had Rhythm...
BEFORE You Guys Were..... LIVING .....
Or ITCHING In The Pants of Who You Call Your Dads... !!!!!
SO DON'T Be So DISMISSIVE of Heads Whose Form of Wisdom...
When It Comes To Basic THINKING...
Is Something AGE Has Given THAT Like Nas' Said Is WRITTEN... !!!
OLD Artists DON'T Be Quitting Because NEW TRENDS Are HITTING... !!!
CHARTS And Those Positions That Leave Them With...
...... TOM CRUISE Type Missions ...... !!!!!!!!
For Their ART To Gain MASS VISION... !!!
Come ON... OLD MAN Be FILMING... !!!!!
Like OLD Rockers Be ROCKING............ !!!!!!
And Hip Hop Keeps.... " EVOLVING "....
Or SHOULD DO But It's Mocking What OLDER Heads Had SET...
A Formula That Said BOOM BAP Right To Hip Hops' END... !!!!!!!!!!!!!
We Mean NO DISRESPECT But Trends Get Left Where CLASS Is Kept...
In Art That YES Transcends BEYOND What's Hip Or The NEW LIK'... !!!!!
Take Some Time To THINK On It...................................................................
If Life Is A CYCLE That Circles Around... ???
Why Would It DIFFER When It Comes To SOUND... !?!
It's Studio SNIFFERS And TAKERS NOT Givers... !!!
Who Choose What Is... " COOL "...
They're Out FISHING For FOOLS Who HAVEN'T BEEN Schooled... !!!
So Think That Their YOUTH Will Be The ATTRACTION...
That KEEPS Their Tunes ..... BLASTING ..... !!!
While MANY Are Asking If Hip Hop's COLLAPSING... !!!!
NO Lyrics Or CLASSICS To Feed Todays' Masses... !!!
Because of The Way That The Music's... ARRanGeD... ?!?!?
NO... Bass Lines That BUMP Or Kick Drums That THUMP...
NO MORE Jazzy Grooves Or... Samples To Use... !!!
... "Man, them styles are TOO OLD !!!
... To now grab a hold, of young bodies and souls !"

I Guess That's The Way That The Story Unfolds............
Well ME I Don't Know..... ?
While There's STRENGTH In My Bones...
And MY BLOOD AIN'T Turned Cold... !!!
I'll NEVER Believe That I Like The Style That Makes My Art Flow...
Will EVER CONCEDE To It... Being.............................. .

........................ " Too Old " .................

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