Reality of Asian Representation 

Someone mentioned 

That they thought 

Representation 

For Asians 

Is so hard 

Because as a community 

We will never have enough 

People to represent our 

Social Justice Causes 

It’s so sad because 

That’s true.

It’s all due to 

Model Minority 

Creating so few of the scholars

And activists 

We need to inspire change 

On Bullying

I abhor violence 

I will never 

Intentionally harm 

Another human being 

Because words hurt 

And actions whilst 

Powerful 

Can destroy others 

Inside and out 

I will always 

Apologize when 

I unintentionally 

Cause harm to another 

For I wish to 

Not be judged nor assumed about

In return 

If I don’t speak an

Apology 

However,

You should seriously 

Consider 

The actions 

And the words

You have spoken 

We all 

Have a part 

To heal each other 

And ourselves 

Cancer

And it may be unfortunate 

But I believe that cancer 

Is our most important fight 

For social justice 

For anyone

Regardless

 of creed, origin, ethnicity, race or gender 

Could be afflicted with this illness 

If something has to bring together our 

Humanity 

Then this shall be it. 

Social Justice

Fight oppression with 

Knowledge
Both sides of the story 

Remove miscommunications 

There is no emotional manipulation

Just nasty actions 

There is vulnerability 

There is going with the group

There is just sheep

With the wool covered moving blindly

Those who say they are fighting hard But not actually revealing

Those who want to fight the hard fight and are true to their beliefs 

Those who wish to fight but have no resources

Those who are fighting but actually just sitting 

Those who are fighting but only actually following 

There are problems 

Contradictions 

forgetting your own voice

There is standing up for yourself But standing isolated from the crowd 

There is belonging 

There is separation 

There is doubt and mistrust 

And much blame 

There is emotions projected onto others

And there is maturity Which must be gained 

There is value 

In yourself

Ascribed value for yourself

Not letting yourself accommodate to any image

Silencing others when they seek to interrupt

Asking others about intentions 

Asking others their real thoughts their real emotions

There is a collective

But to work

You must realize that there are separate thoughts and actions and feelings 

There is draining 

There is tiredness 

There is the belief that you are all alone in this madness

There is only yourself

And the meaning you give 

To your actions, thoughts and words

You are not less

You are what you’ve already said and done 

You own up to those mistakes

The pain you inadvertently caused 

And realize you still have to grow 

Despite all this 

Politeness

Strength 

Self care 

Trust in the right people

Forgive as necessary

Stand above the water

Remain neutral as needed

Fighting is nonviolence 

Fighting is standing up for yourself