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"Class" ... A Poem written by Big Virge 5/4/2005

So What Does This CLASS Thing ...
... Mean To YOU ... ???

Someone Who Went ...
To A ... " Public School " ... ?
Or A Gent In A BOWLER ...
Whose Demeanour Is Cool ... ?

Well ....
If This DEFINES Class To You ... ?
Watch ... Laurel and Hardy ...
They Wore Them TOO ... !!!

But All They Did Was ...
... Act The FOOL ... !!!!!

ME ... Well I Went To ...
Your Average State School ...
Surrounded By Kids ...
With A Few Who Were Fools ... !!!

And Some Came UNSTUCK ...
... WITHOUT Any Glue ... !!!


Cos' They Left School ...
WITHOUT Paying Their Dues ... !!!

Like ... LEARNING In Lessons ...
Instead of GIRL STRESSING ... !!!


Well I'm The TEST PRESSING ...
That Proves That Some Lessons
Can Leave People STRESSING ... !!!!!
And Yes ... Second Guessing ... ???

What Class Am I From ... ?!?

I'm ... NOT From A Class ... !!!
Except A ... " Classroom " ...

But THAT ISN'T TRUE ... !!!!!!!
My Mum And Dad KNEW ...
What Couples Should Do ...
In The ... "Privacy of " ...
A ... " Double Bedroom " ... !!!


IC1 ... IC3 ... ?
How About ... IC2 ... ?


Do These STUPID Groupings ...
DEFINE ... What Is YOU .... ?!?!?!?

Well ... If They DO ...
Good Luck To You ... !?!

But Police Like The Government ...
DEFINE Who They CHOOSE ...
Just So Their PUPPETS ...
Can ... DISH OUT ABUSE ... !!!!!


Being BLACK Is A Class ...
ALL of It's ... " OWN " ... !!!!!


Cos' Most OTHER Folk ...
... DON'T Enter The Zone ...
Where Blacks Are Deemed ...
To Live UNCONTROLLED .... !!!

I've LOST CONTROL ...
A ... Couple of Times ... !!!

But Now I Stick To Writing Rhymes ...
To Show My Class By Using MY MIND ... !!!

Class ... DISTINCTIONS ...
Go With NARROW Minds ... !!!

While Words I Write ...
DEFINE The Times ...
WITHOUT Class Signs ... !!!

I'm Just Another VICTIM ...
of ... Western Systems ...
That KEEP US ... A P A R T ...
By The Use of .... " Isms " ....


... " CAPITALISM " ...
Is A CLASSLESS ... Ism ... !!!


Cos' ... If You BELIEVE ...
You're Just CASH DRIVEN ... !!!

While ... " RACISM " ...
Is A ... Class Filled Ism ...
Where Blacks Are Deemed ...
To Be ... FIT For PRISON ... !?!?!


But That's NOT ME ...
Cos' I Haven't Been In Em' ... !!!!!

I Grew Up ........
In London ... " West Ealing " ...

But This DOESN'T Mean ...
That I'm Liking Darjeeling ... !!!

This Class Thing Needs CLEANING ... !!!
Cos' ... Living This Life ...
Does NOT Have A Ceiling ... !!!

This AIN'T Monty Python ... !!!
Life Has ... DEEPER Meaning ...........
Than Visions of ... " CLASS "...

Houses For LOUSES ... !!!
And I'm NOT Talking Scousers' ... !!!
They're ALL Right With Me ...
It's People From London ...
With ... NO CLASS BELIEVE ... !!!


I Can Tell By Their Looks ...
When They're Looking At ME ... !!!

These People Are FULL of HYPOCRISY ... !!!
This IS How CLASSY TRUE Londoners Be ... !!!

Who Then Have The CHEEK ... !!!
To DEFINE ... Who I Be ... !!?!!


My Father And Friends ...
Used To Run In BARE FEET ...

My Mum Used To TEACH ...
And Both of Them Came From ...
That ... Bajan' Country ...

With Sugar Cane Fields ...
And White Sandy Beach ...

My Father Is NOW ...
An ... OSTEOPATH ... !!!

So Let's LOOK At That ...

He's Treated STAR Athletes ...
And White Folk That's FACT ... !!!!!

Does THIS Give Me A PASS ... ?!?
To Be ... " Middle Class " ...
Even Though I Am BLACK ... ?!?


This STUPID Class Question ...
Is Simply A ... FARCE ... !!!

Divisions Are ... VAST ...
Like A Galleon Mast ...

But BREAKING These Boundaries ...
Is A Task ... BEYOND Class ... !!!!!!

And This Is UNCERTAIN ... ?
Who ... REALLY Has ... ?!?

.......... " CLASS " .........
BigVirge
Written by BigVirge (Big Virge)
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Author's Note
British folks and their ... " Groupings " ... !!!
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