somethin i caught on Def Poetry Jam.
thought it was pretty good, about facing racism.
edited some parts.
stop tryna guess what i am
stop tryna tell me who i'm not.
i was born in malaysian
so it makes me malaysian.
and these slightly slanted eyes ain't just for seein,
bitch, i see right through you.
you expert on me,
with your, fake asian tattoos?
you expert on me,
with your, tae bo and kung fu?
so what you try dim sum on the menu?
so what you a fan of lucy liu?
so that makes you an expert on how i should look?
what the fuck do you know about being asian?!
i'm about to put you in your place son
what do you know about hiroshima and nagasaki?
what do you know about demilitarized zones and no gunnery?
about li lai and the military?
what do you know about the killing fields and the signs that wield
"no chinese or dogs allowed"
what do you know about comfort women and geisha girls?
about colonization all over the asian world?
what do you know about the great wall?
i could school you on each and all
motherfucker i'm about to get roar!
you picked the wrong asian kid to mess with.
cuz my tongue is split.
it's forked and steel tipped
and it will puncture and bleed you
and if you don't know,
now you know,
don't ask me what i'm sayin in my native tongue,
you wanna know so badly go learn it yourself.
16 years it took me to perfect a language my mothers and her mothers spoke,
20 seconds it took you to ask me what my sisters and i spoke about?
if i said i wasn't talkin to you,
why don't you stop botherin me all up in my business?
how dare you step to me invade my privacy,
waste my time ask me if i'm able to relay you the contents in my conversation?
what nonsense is this?
do i look like your private translator?
nosey motherfucker you prolly thought dialogue centered around you
and you just wanted to make sure.
is it because you're paranoid and insecure?
or just jealous cause my tongue's got more skills than yours?
so you wanna learn "i love you" and "hello",
why you need to know?
you think you can get an 'asian hoe'
ready to turn around just because of
"hey baby, anyong hasaeyo, anyong hasaeyo?"
or "ni hao ma, i love you china doll".
please, your shit don't impress at all,
my words were meant to be mentioned in meticulous manner
yet your mispronouncing man-handling mouth
fucks it all up!
my meanings misused for miscommunication misinterpretations mispoken mistake
motherfucker it makes me mad
so you better have listened, asshole, and listen well
don't talk to me anymore, don't fuck with me anymore,
because i am done talking to you.