"Troubled Times" ... A Poem written by Big Virge 15/9/2005

Location

United Kingdom

We're Now In Some...

... " TROUBLED Times "... !!!

So Many Crimes... !!!
And Yet We KEEP...
"Ignoring".................. SIGNS.... !!!!!

I Have A Good Friend...
Who's Always said...

.... "People ignore until It Happens to them ! "...

Until THEY FACE MAJOR Problems...
Or Until They SEE A... BITTER END... !!!!

Like Losing A CHILD Cos' of Paedophiles... !!!!!
Or GRIEVING Cos' They HAD To Dial... " 999 "... !!!!!

But Here's The Crime... !!!
Your Loved Ones Life Has Now... FLATLINED... !!!!!

Cos' You Were Told To ... " Hold The Line ! "...

People Die Okay That's Fine...
But Something's FLAWED In New Designs... !!!

Police CLAIM To... " Save Our Lives "...
But RARELY Get To Us In Time...

Unless You're WHITE Then You're Alright... !!!
CHECK The Stats'... I'll Bet I'm Right... !!!!!

But COLOUR Ain't The Point of This...
It Is A Factor... DON'T Dismiss... !!!

What I'm Saying Is... I ABHOR... !!!
Those Who Are... ABOVE The Law... !?!

If I SHOT Someone In DEFENCE... !!!
I'm Bound To Get A LONG Sentence..................... !!!!!

Behind BARS And STUCK In Jail... !!!!
With NO CHANCE of Getting BAIL... !!!

But Here's THE THING... !!!
When INNOCENTS DIE From Police Shootings... !!!
Police DON'T Seem To Feel The STING... ?!?
Like The Bereaved of Their... VICTIM... !!!!!

They Just Get Holiday Outings...
And... "PROTECTION"....
For Their KILLINGS And ASSAULTS.... !!!!!!

While Men Like Me Are Told To...
.......... " HALT "........... !!!

... "Excuse me sir, is this your car ?"...

.... "Nah, it came from a shooting star !!!
.... and before you ask, i'm really from Mars !"...

... "Searg, this fella thinks he's smart !!!?...

... "Right, let's call The National Guard !"...

.... "What, just for me, don't shoot me please !!!
.... I don't want an autopsy !!!"...

... "Right, are you gonna come quietly,
... cos' we're arresting you for too much cheek !"...

.... "Okay Okay, but, take these handcuffs off my feet !!!"...

Did You Find Those Words Funny... ?

Well If You Did You Just Don't See...
That This Is The Start of... TRAGEDIES... !!!

Blacks Who DIE In... "Custody"...
instead of Reaching Eighty Three... !!!!!

So FAR This Has Not Been Me...
But Now I Write True Poetry...

Will They Come LOOKING For Me... ?!?
It's A Matter of Time....
Let's Wait And SEE Which Policy...

I Infringe Like Muhammad Ali... !!!!!

Freedom of Speech Is What We NEED...
In Troubled Times Such As THESE... !!!!!

On Local Streets...
I Don't Wanna Hear... " FREEZE "... !!!!!
Like Some Cop Show On My..... " TV "......

TV... INFECTS Mentalities... !!!

Be Careful What You Watch...
I'm Begging You PLEASE... !!!

From Satellite Feeds To London's Streets...
That's Why NOW I'm Trying To LEAVE... !!!
And Find A BETTER Place To Be... !!!

Without GREED And POVERTY... !!!

.... "WAKE UP V, You're In A DREAM !"

.... "Leave me, let me, fall asleep,
.... and just recline, and ease my mind,
.... before I find, myself resigned to fall victim ....

of ... " TROUBLED Times !!! "...

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Comments

Annette M Velasquez

Excellent! Honest, revelant, raw, stark and most of all- real... and all of this highlighted by the rhymes and spoken word style.

Big Virge

Thanks Annette...

All of the above, EXCELLENT Critique !!!

Virge

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