"Tolerate" ... A Poem written by Big Virge 17/1/2006

Location

United Kingdom

London Has Been Said In A .... " City Guide " ....

To Be A PLACE TO SEE ... !!!!!

But You Should Recognise ...
That Prices Are HIGH Even For A Short Train Ride ... !!!

EVERYONE Can Expect To See .... " Tolerance " .... !!!!!!!!
Well There Are Quite A Few Ways To Define ... TOLERATE ... !!!!!

It Can Mean ... ENDURE, PERMIT and ALLOW TO EXIST ...

Further Definitions INCLUDE ...

To ... "Allow to be practised, without interference, or, molestation !"

We'd Better NOT Mention School Education ...
Or Problems Caused Because of Racism ... !!!

Some DO TOLERATE A Foreign Face ...
But NOT Always In RESPECTFUL Ways ... !!!

Some Racists PRETEND That We're ALL FRIENDS ... !?!

But Would NEVER Let A FOREIGNER ... In Their Bed ... !!!!!

If Words Like THOSE Cause You OFFENCE .... !!!

Try To ... " TOLERATE MATE " ... !!!!!
Because I've Got MORE I NEED TO SAY .... !!!!!

I Don't EXIST For You To Sit ...
And Just PERMIT MY RIGHT To LIVE ... !?!
And TOLERATE The Things I Say ... ?!?
WHO TOLD You To Think THAT WAY ... !?!

So MANY HATE A Darkened Face ... !!!
And Seem To THINK That's NO DISGRACE ... ?!!!?

And Is ... OKAY ... !?!
How Can This Be ... EVEN TODAY ... !?!?!

From NEW AGE SLAVES To ... Yesteryear ........................................
MANY BLACKS Have Lived IN FEAR ... !!!!!
of Facing ATTACKS That May Bring TEARS ... ?!!!?

When MURDERS Come We Hear .... " OH DEAR ... !!! "

While Words We Say Are QUICKLY CLAIMED ... !!!

To ...

"Deserve a place, penned in, and caged !"

Where We're THEN TOLD ...

"You're going to pay, your wordplay we won't tolerate !"

South Africans KNOW How THAT ONE Goes ... !!!!!
Mandela Was Sent To CLEARLY ROT DEEP INSIDE A ... " PRISON Hole " ... !!!!!

London Can Be REALLY COLD And CLEARLY Has NO STREETS of Gold ... !!!!!!!

Unless You ENTERTAIN The ... " Corporate Fold " ...
Well Wherever I Go I Make It KNOWN By The Way I Move ...

I TOLERATE Views From RACIST Crews ... !!!!!
Who CLEARLY CHOOSE To Act Like I'm NOT In The Room ... ?!?

But Let Them KNOW Be COOL And ... " Shrewd " ...
And Try YOUR BEST To NOT BE Rude ... !!!

And DON'T Presume That I'm A FOOL ... !!!!!!!!
I've Been WELL SCHOOLED By TRUTHFUL CREWS ....

And STUDY YES ... YOUR Daily News ... !!!

BELIEVE In THIS I KNOW About ... YOU ... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DON'T MESS With Me And I'll TOLERATE YOU ...
And Find The Few Who CLEARLY Choose To SEE Me As A HUMAN TOO ... !!!

Now Governments' View ...

ZERO TOLERANCE Is The Best Defence Against Terrorist Sects ... !!!

Whose Words THEY CLAIM ... !!!
Clearly Suggest A Need For Them To Make Violent Acts ...

But Surely This Will Cause PROBLEMS ... ?!?
When INNOCENT MEN Become Victims of FALSE Arrest ... !?!
And Then Are KEPT For PUNISHMENT And TORTURE Til' They're Almost DEAD ... !!!!!

They Say TOLERATE But Then DETAIN ... ?!?
Those Whose Words Spread ANGER And HATE ... !!!

They CLEARLY Are Willing To TOLERATE ... !!!
But Only Those Who DON'T Complain ...

But The Ku Klux Klan And BNP ... ?!?!?
Have PREACHED RACE HATE Since The ... " Good Ol' Days " ... !!!!!

But STILL EXIST ... EVEN TODAY ... !?!
Does That Seem FAIR Do You REALLY CARE ... !?!

LET THEM Say What They WANT TO SAY ... !!!
A Pendulum DOESN'T Stop ... " Halfway " ... !!!!!

These Double Standards FILL The Air ...
What Makes Them Think TEMPERS WON'T Flare ... !?!

The Air We Breathe WE ALL Should SHARE ... !!!!!
I Hope You People Are PREPARED .... !?!?!?!

Because HATRED NOW Is Climbing Stairs ... !!!
Words Like THOSE AREN'T Meant To SCARE ... !!!
But IGNORANCE May Take You There ... ?!?

To THAT PLACE That's NOT SO GREAT ... !!!!!
So TOLERATE Or ... " ACCOMMODATE " ... ?!?

NEITHER Folks And That's NO JOKE ... !!!

WELCOME'S The Word That Gets MY VOTE ... !!!

Try WELCOMING ... With OPEN ARMS ... !!!
And STOP These Fights With GUNS IN PALMS ... !!!!

HARMONY Breeds ENERGIES That May Just Bring MORE UNITY ... !!!!!!!!!
That Helps MORE AGREE To DISAGREE And DISMISS ................. Negativity ... !!!!!!!

I'd LIKE That Folks ... PLEASE BELIEVE Me ... !!!
TRUTHFULLY And HONESTLY ... !!!!!

But CLEARLY Peace May Now Be Lost .......................

To Society's Streets NO UNITY For Humanity ... !!!
Those Who Choose To TOLERATE THAT ...
Have Minds Now LOST And ETERNALLY TRAPPED ... !!!!!

I'm A PEACEFUL MAN But I'll Be DAMNED ... !!!!!
Before I'd Let Racists ATTACK And NOT Attempt To FORCE THEM BACK ... !!!!!!

God Gave Me LIFE For Me To LIVE ... !!!

Let Me Take You Back To My First Page ...
TOLERATE Can Mean ... " ALLOWED To Exist " ...

So ... WHO OVERSEES THIS ... !?!

Those Who'd Like To See Blacks LYNCHED ... ?!?
Does White Supremacy STILL Exist ... ?!?

BELIEVE If You Like DISMISS If You Don't ...
Slave Masters CLEARLY ... STILL Have HOLD ...
of Many Blacks Who've LOST Their Souls ... !!!!!!

Blacks Who Choose To Take Black Lives ...
Are WORSE Than Racists Who Are WHITE ... !!!!!!!

London Lights Do STILL SHINE BRIGHT ... !!!
While Blacks STILL DIE From STUPID FIGHTS ... !!!!!!!!!

"So, listen black, don't even try !
Killing each other, is just not right !
Whoever you kill, had a Black Mother !"

Would You Want YOURS To LOSE You Over ...

......... " POINTLESS WARS " ........ ?!!!?

You NEED TO Take A ... PAUSE ...............................................................
And HELP THE CAUSE .... !!!!!!!!!

USE YOUR BRAIN And Stake A CLAIM ... !!!
Show LOVE And PATIENCE It's EASY To HATE ...

But HARD To TRUST ... !!!!!
So Do Your BEST To RISE ABOVE ...

Those Who CLAIM To ...........

....... " TOLERATE " ........

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