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I saw you starring at me for a while.
    Allow me to answer the question you’ve wanted to ask during that period of time,
But didn’t have the courage to approach me with (I bet you’ve been hanging out with too many cats)

Yes I am Asian. But no I am not a math whiz.

No, I have not surgically put a computer chip in my brain.
    (Though if that actually worked, it’d be awesome like… that’s fucking awesome awesome)

I have yet to try eating dog, I hear, however, it tastes like beef.
    What a cow one must be to eat such a being!
         I’ve always been one to question the beliefs of my race.
              Many traditions are not quite to my taste.

Despite what you may think, I am not a communist, barely a socialist.
    Though I am young still and do not completely comprehend politics, admitly.
         Still stuck in the world of k-pop and anime, which I will openly admit I enjoy.
    I worship Tablo as if he were a reincarnation of Jesus Christ,
I must be going to hell for such blasphemy. (I have sinned but please forgive me)
And I sometimes picture myself throwing shurikans as if I were Naruto.
            Just kidding,
                        I really
                              Really
                                     Really
                                         Hate Naruto, for no apparent reason, I’ve always been more of a K-on kind of guy
But…moving on.

Not all of us drive badly,
But I’ve known my mom to drive haphazardly,
Though perhaps with pattern,
Like a symphony.
An intricate piano melody. One which I wouldn’t be able to play,
Never very much liked piano lessons.

I’ve never really fit stereotypes.
How people can link them to your identity is absurd.
         I’ve never and will never follow the road that is paved for me.
                     I WILL argue when someone tries to tell me about my background, my likes and dislikes.
But I still…have a love for my race
I wrote this about 2 monthes ago, but I completely forgot about it. So here you go, dA!

I faced quite a bit of racism growing up, but it's all good, I laugh at racist asian comments nowadays.

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not-an-emo-girl942 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Hello, I'm a critic from :iconwriters--club:!  I have to start off by saying that this piece is hysterical!  Or maybe satirical is the best word.  You utilized everything in your arsenal to criticize racism that a lot of us don't consider.  I really enjoyed your breakdown of stereotypes and examining how each one impacts you personally.  You made everything so personal while still maintaining your comedic tone, and I love it so much!  I think my absolute favorite part was you talking about driving.  You include the digressions that make life interesting, but they stay on point enough for them to be productive; and it is so personal and nostalgic that it really drives the point home. :)

 

 

I know someone already pointed this out, but you wrote "starring instead of "staring" and "admitly" instead of "admittedly".  I also don't exactly understand the (I bet... too many cats).  I still find it funny, but I'm not sure why I'm supposed to find it funny, if you get what I mean by that.  To some extent, I enjoy the bizarre twist from blasphemy to Naruto, but I also think it is a bit extreme compared to the rest of the piece.

 

In short, I love this piece, it makes me smile, and you did an excellent job crafting it. :)

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xxdraxx Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Artist
Thank you :) 
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AmazinglyTam Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
AHHH oh my god thisissoawesome.
I can relate 100% to every single word (maybe except... the fourth one? I believe there's a spelling error there?) GREAT JOB :D
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xxdraxx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Artist
the fourth one would be....?

I know it's awesome. because I wrote it.

okay just kidding. :P

But thank you and I'm really glad you enjoyed it.
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AmazinglyTam Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Erghhh, "starring"? Staring? Or perhaps I have finally gone crazy after all, lol, I would not be surprised.
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xxdraxx Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student Artist
I actually did write starring..DAMMIT >W< lol XD
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joyhorse13 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013   General Artist
Nice job!!!
Even though I never faced much racism growing up, some of my close family members have. Therefore I sympathize with them and can understand their plight.

More people really need to know not to label people by sterotypes.

Keep up the good work:)
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xxdraxx Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Artist
nowadays I don't really care about it. I think seeing stereotypes in a comedic light is more effective in making racism obsolete rather than eradicating it, IMO.
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ckdaassasin Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAH! lololol I'm all for this poemXD COMPLETELY agree!!
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xxdraxx Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Artist
SPREAD DUH WORD MAH FELLOW DOG EATIING FREIND :P ..............don't take this seriously LOL
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