BigVirge (Big Virge)

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Age 49
Member Since 15th October 2012
BigVirge joined 2533 days ago and last visited today
Poems 247    Comments 367    Forum Posts 328

Poet Introduction

I Just LOVE using words to express through poems......

Favorite Poets/Writers

Gil Scott Heron / Bob Marley / Peter Tosh / Krs-One

About Me

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A man of spoken words, who deals with the injustices of the world. Articulate, intelligent & highly emotive. A wordsmith who stirs the coolest of cats, as I express on my experiences without feeling the need to tailor my words to gain attention. My style is confrontational, direct and often outspoken. My words are delivered with eloquence, and carried with a sting of clarity, a characteristic, inherited from my mother, an ex-school teacher and psychiatric nurse. She died from a 16 year struggle with MS in 2004, in my arms. I had been her principal carer after my father left, upon finding out about her illness.
Poetry has been a way to channel the pain, managing to fight adversity with little respect. My candid, thought provoking style was a more natural way to tackle my struggles, and has roots in my musical and cultural loves. Everyone from Krs-One, Chuck D and Ray Charles to Fela Kuti, Gil Scott Heron, Maya Angelou, Big Youth and Muhammad Ali.
I pride myself in being a thought provoking wordsmith with a unique voice and presence !

My Reading List

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StRiFe... by RedHot_Peppers
Forgiven by Intricate_B
Dark Deeds by Easydrops
Just you by Gg78 (let it be)
ThiS CoLoR LiNe... by RedHot_Peppers

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