"Is It Such A Crime" … A Poem written by Big Virge 26/3/2006

Location

United Kingdom

Is it Such A Crime To Speak Your Mind … ?
Because It Seems To Be If You're NOT WHITE ... !!!

I Hear This Said So MANY Times … !!!

"Virge, you scare folks with words you rhyme !"

And That's NO JOKE But Words I Quote ...
Are NOT The Type To Start A Fight … !!!

But May UNSETTLE Those Who … " Settle " ...
To Hide Behind A … "LIE FILLED Life" … !!!

Can Someone DEFINE Why It's …. " Such A Crime " …. ?
To Criticise Political Types …. !?!

In Times Like THESE FREEDOM of SPEECH Is NEEDED Just Like Poetry … !!!
If We're To Ease Pain And Misery And Crimes of More FATAL DESIGNS … !!!!!

MURDERS RAPES ... Crimes Based On Race …
And Crimes Inclined To Keep The Masses ... "Blind" ... !!!
Like Those In Folds Who Make Mistakes …
Do THEY Pay A Toll For CASH THEY TAKE … ?!?

MISTAKES THEY SAY ... That Pay For Homes … ?!?

... "It was merely a loan, from a chap I know !
... No more questions now, i've got to go !"

.... "A chap you know, can't we know his name ?"

... "Are you insane, is it such a crime
... for you to find, that friends of mine,
... help out in times of financial strain ?"

.... "Of course not sir, but don't divert, what is his name,
.... and did he donate to your friends campaign ?
.... Need I ask you again, the question is what is his name ?
.... Let me make it plain, are you quite sure he hasn't bought,
.... A Peerage, and is now a lord ?"

... "I will not answer any more !
... What do you take, politicians for ?
... Anyone would think, our dealings stink !"

.... "Well, no more than a poor street whore !
.... Is it such a crime to want to know more ?"

Could This Be Why Government Guidelines ...
Are Trying To Stem Peoples' Questions ... !?!

If Free Speech ENDS What'll Happen To THEM … ???
And ALL THEIR Pre-Planned Arguments … ?!?

It Seems That THEY Will Carry On …
Airing Views ... Even If They're WRONG … !?!

Isn't That A Crime It Would Seem NOT … !?!
So How Can It Be A CRIME To Speak Your Mind ... ?!?
ESPECIALLY When You're PROVEN RIGHT … !!!

I Find This ATTITUDE At Poetry Nights ... ?!?

if You Speak About Your Life That Seems To Be FINE …
Or Express FRUSTRATION At The State of The NATION … !!!
Through Words You Write If You Are WHITE And They Make Folks SMILE ... !!!

But If You're BLACK And Make ATTACKS …
On RACISTS Or On Western Plans …
You're Treated Like An ….. ALIEN …… !!!!!
It MUST BE A Crime To Be A BLACK MAN ... !???!

ESPECIALLY When You Have A MIND …
Inclined To WRITE Poetic Rhymes That Spread Insight … !!!

... "But, SOME BLACKS DO !"

.... "Well, if that's true, let me ask you who ?
.... Mr. Zephaniah, okay, that's one !
.... But, he's spent time inside prison !"
.... I'm talking about a black without,
.... a history of dodgy deeds !"

I Think You'll Find THAT MAN Is ME … !!!
NO Prison Time Has Big Virge SEEN … !!!

But May Well Do For Words I Speak …
Even When My Record's CLEAN … !!?!!

Well …. Clean ENOUGH … !!!
I HAVE BEEN Cuffed For Slapping A Girl For DISRESPECTING MY MUM … !!!!!

And ….. " Driving Drunk " ……
But Both Misdemeanours Were Just The ONCE … !!!!!
And Like Benjamin Were When I Was YOUNG … !!!!!

But The Point I'm Trying To Make …
Is Black Americans Are Deemed To Be GREAT … !!!!!
For Taking A STANCE AGAINST Racial HATE … !!!!!

WHICH English Black Can Make The Claim THAT …
They've Gained RESPECT For Taking THAT STANCE … !?!

What Does That Say About Those Who CLAIM … !!!

THAT …….

... "Blacks are treated just the same,
... as every other race on, English Shores !"

.... "Are THEY QUITE SURE ?!!!? "

I'm NO Malcolm X But DO HAVE A Cause … !!!
My Cause DEPLORES These Government Laws … !!!

Cos' If You're Black And POOR You're Gonna SUFFER For SURE … !!!!!

Even If You're NOT Police Now Plot To Shoot You Down … !!!!!
Or Question You Even If They Doubt … ?

THAT You ARE THAT Drug Dealer … !?!
OR The ONE Who STOLE That Car … !!!!!

Laws They PASS Are Now PURE FARCE … !!!!
It Seems They've Moved But …. NOT TOO FAR …. !!!!!!!
AWAY From Keeping Us ……….. Apart ……….

Ask Yourself WHY Are They Inclined ... ?
To RESTRICT Those Who EXPOSE LIES … ?!?

Creatively ... Or Otherwise …
Through Simply Saying What's IN Their Mind … !?!

PLEASE Ask Yourself WHY … ?

........ " Is It Such A Crime ? " ........

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