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"Medicine" ... A Poem written by Big Virge 1/9/2018

Now It’s Fair To Say ...
That The ... " Medicine “ ...  
That Was Written About ...  
By ... “ Ralph Ellison “ ...  

Is Something I Now SUFFER ... !!!  
The Status of An Invisible Brother ...  
 
Cos' I Won’t Let Suckers ...  
Mould or ... “ Sculpture “ ..  
 
Who I Be ...  
Cos' My Medicine DEALS ....  
..... REALITY Meals ..... !!!  
 
Medicinal ... Attritional ...  
 
Because of The Conditional ...  
Need For My Visual ...  
 
To Be BLACKED OUT ...  
In Fact ... NOT Visible ... !!!!!!  
 
As If My lyrical ...  
Is Just TOO CRITICAL ...  
For These Individuals ...  
Who CLAIM To Be Quite Spiritual ...  
 
When It’s CLEAR That They FEAR ... !!!  
When DARKNESS NEARS ... !!!
 
Or Gets To Be ...  
What’s Heard And SEEN ...  
On TV Screens ...  
 
Or ... Radio Shows ...  
Where Musical Tones ....  
Have Lyrical Flows ...  
 
DRILLING And KILLING ...  
Like Todays Street Teams ...  
 
Youthful Teens ...  
On Villainous Missions ... !!!!!  
 
But It’s EASY To Blame ...  
When Your Everyday ...  
ISN’T FILLED With STRAIN ... !!!
 
 
Because of Where You Stay ... !!!  
Far From ....... ESTATES ........  
 
Or Projects Made ...  
To KEEP Black Visions ...  
..... “Hidden Away” ....  
 
You Can’t Blame The Youth ...  
For Expressing Their TRUTH ... !!!  
 
Or For Making Moves ...  
That Most Would View ...  
As Being RUDE And Uncouth ... !!!!!  
 
When Hollywood News ...  
And World News TOO ...  
 
KEEPS Giving PROOF ...  
That WEALTHY Dudes ...  
And Quite A FEW In Crews ...  
Who Wear Actors Shoes ...  
Are A Breed of FOOLS ...  
Who Are FAR FROM Cool ... !!!  
 
Who Seem To ABUSE ...  
More Than They Eat Food ... ?!?  
 
As I’ve Said BEFORE ...  
What Would You Do ... ???  
If The Threat of WAR ...  
Sat Outside YOUR DOOR ... !!?!!  
 
Are You REALLY Sure ...  
That You Would Endure ... ?!?  
 
And NOT Have Others Feel ...  
 
A Sense of What It Is ...  
That Is ... “Concealed” ...  
By The POWERS THAT BE ...  
And Their Media Teams ....  
 
How Things REALLY Go Down ...  
When Poor Folks FROWN ... !!!
 
 
So Where Are These MINISTERS ...  
When Things Become SINISTER ... ?!?  
 
They Seem To Be ... "Invisible" ...  
When TAKING AWAY What’s CRITICAL ..... !!!  
 
... EQUAL Opportunities ...  
For Yute’s In POOR Communities ... !!!  
 
The DARKEST Seeds ... !!!  
Who Are ONLY SEEN ...  
When It Suits The News ...  
That They CHOOSE To FEED You ... !!!!!  
 
BELIEVE Me It’s TRUE ... !!!!!!  
 
Deceivers RULE These Media Crews ...
 
 
So Are QUICK To Defer ...  
To What THEY Prefer ... !!!!!  
 
A Vision More Light ...  
Than Us DARKER Types ... !!!!!  
 
... Of Course I See ...  
That Blacks Are Now SEEN ...  
 
On TV Screens And Political Scenes ...  
EVEN IN ... Western Countries .... !!!!!  
 
But ... " Mister Sheens " ...  
Are STILL Trying To CLEAN ... !?!  
 
Some Darkened Skins ... ?!?  
Now ... Isn’t That SICK ... !!!?!!!  
 
Racist Marketing Schemes ...  
And Skin Lightening Creams ...  
Give Proof That THEY ...  
STILL PLAY The Game ...  
 
of Cotton Picking ...  
... RACIST Thinking ... !!!  
 
...... MEDICINE ......  
That Should Be BANNED ... !!!  
 
Because It’s LINKING ...  
... CERTAIN Hands ...  
With The Type of Man ...  
Who Currently RUNS ...  
 
... America’s Lands ... !?!  
 
I Suggest You People ...  
... THINK About THAT ... !!!!!
 
 
As Mos’ Def’ said ...  
 
"Fame and Cash ...  
CAN’T SAVE YOU Black !“ ...
 
 
UNLESS You’re QUICK To SHED Your Skin ...  
So That YOU Can FIT RIGHT IN ... !!!  
 
I Guess That’s THAT.  
 
And Is CLEARLY Why ...  
A Man of My HEIGHT...  
And Lyrical MIGHT ... !!!  
 
Whose Able To ...  
... Articulately VOCALISE ... !!!  
 
Is Set To Be DAMNED ...  
Just Like RALPH ELLISON's ...  
 
..... " Invisible Man " ..... !!!!!  
 
Being Treated As If I Don’t Exist ...  
Is NOT A Position That I REVEL IN ... !!!
 
 
But Has Been My Lifetime’s ....  
 
..... “ Medicine “ .....
BigVirge
Written by BigVirge (Big Virge)
Published | Edited 9th Apr 2021
Author's Note
Being Dark Skinned Has It's Problems .....
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