Racism Hurts

August 27, 2012
By , Tucson, AZ
Stare all you want
I’ll gladly return those stares
Whisper behind my back all you want
You seriously think I care?
Try to stereotype me and I’ll laugh at you
Funny isn’t it, how people can be so naive
Funny isn’t it, how people think they’re being so smart by insulting my race
Who do you think you are?
Make racist comments about me
It hurts but I won’t let you know that
They tell me it matters too much
They tell me not to care
Pride in one’s country?
Embracing one’s heritage?
What connections do I have?
“are you Chinese?”
“Are you like Japanese?”
“Are you Vietnamese?”
“Like what else is there?”
My pride in my country
“Your eyes are so squinty!”
Thank you for noticing
Racism hurts

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NHBound37 said...
Sept. 29, 2012 at 10:07 pm
Beautifully written! I loved it ^_^
bagley777 said...
Sept. 26, 2012 at 2:15 am
awww I love this. Beautifully written. Very true too, people can be so cruel!
Fortunes-Hidden-From-A-Jade-Dragon said...
Sept. 16, 2012 at 7:10 pm
I love this poem because I know how thta feel were people jugde you and tell you your race by your fetures and they will be completely wroung.
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