Calm, TOTALLY INSANE, but calm still.

Do You Know Me?

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Poem/SpokenWord -Do You Know Me

We’re in the UK

& That Weather Shii Cray

So I’ve slipped a couple times today

But that’s ok

I…*laughs*…I got you

Weather is not the subject today.

Let’s focus on less sunny issues.

 

Like:

 

Do you know what it means to be Chinese

Walk alone and you won’t feel at ease

Never get a mere ‘Ní hâo’ except when they need help with Math

I study art & music but no one bothered to ask

*scoff* How stereotypical I say in my mind

But deep down I don’t really mind

So I go ahead & help anyway

I’m ecstatic for the little interaction any day

Even though… its momentary

& friendship is..well..a phenomenon that tarry

I am more things than my language or appearance

Do you know me? I am my likes, dislikes. I love culture

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Do you understand what it means to be black

Thrown in a box & be thought to lack

Awareness, Intelligence, Leadership, Citizenship

Looked upon as a bad egg, as a black sheep, literally

Only relevant when they need to run a mile or move something heavy

Treated like the same with the other billion of black people

It makes no sense, what on earth is wrong with people

I have never been to jail, I am more than my body, my hair or skin colour

Do you know me? I am my hopes and insecurities. I love culture

———————————————————————————-

Have you got it right, what it means to be white

Do you think I am fickle, feeble minded

That I am artificial and perhaps suicidal

That I spend all my time on a tanning bed, with a drink in my hand or

That My legs are constantly spread.

That I practice subtle bigotry, close-mindedness or that I am greedy

Do you know me? I am my personality, pet peeves. I love culture.

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If you do not know me; do not judge me.

I am not what you heard on the news. I am me.

I am not suggesting that give me one look and you fall in love

But I do pray thee, ‘walk in love’

Show respect & I will give respect to whom it is due

We are the same in that we are different.

Make the the most of the mosaic that you’re mostly mingled within.

In other words, be like me and love culture.

 

Ms Johnson.

Xxx

**

Ms Johnson will be gracing this blog for sometime, you can read more of her work here .

Paetir..

10 responses

  1. Expertly done. Racial stereotypes are only cool in comedy concerts. Only.

    I should read more of Ms Johnson’s work…yes.

    May 29, 2013 at 9:35 am

  2. zainab

    so cooooooooooooooool. awesome. awesome brilliant too. props… I totally love it.

    May 29, 2013 at 9:50 am

  3. Reblogged this on Midnight Memoirs.

    May 29, 2013 at 9:52 am

  4. Nice!!!

    May 29, 2013 at 9:54 am

  5. readJerome

    Good one. we really need to stop stereotyping

    May 29, 2013 at 10:16 am

  6. Lovely, lovely.

    May 29, 2013 at 1:07 pm

  7. Oh wow. I really liked it. Awesome.

    June 1, 2013 at 5:21 pm

  8. sharonthenerd

    Beautiful.

    June 3, 2013 at 2:08 pm

  9. cerebrallysaturated

    *breathes in and out*
    Perfectly done.
    Racial stereotypes or any stereotypes at that dont do any good.
    Humab beings shouldnt be so shallow.

    June 5, 2013 at 7:53 am

  10. Why cant i like this thrice? 🙂

    June 24, 2013 at 11:53 am

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