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As I walk in the sunset,
Through silent, empty streets.
They peer through their
Windows.

People are afraid of me.

The virus has arrived
This newest of disease,
And with it comes the worst
Of humanity.

"Stay away from him.
He's Asian. They have
That coronavirus."

First off, I'm American.
I have to live here, too.
And yes, I'm scared,  I am.

I swear,  I'm just like you.

But don't look at me different.
Don't walk across the street.
Don't lift up your collar or
Tighten your mask
When I smile and wave to greet.

I am human. Not a monster.
I am not your disease.
Don't blame me for the mistakes
Of man.
I'm just trying to be me.

I just want to believe...
Coronavirus has brought out racism against asians in a way that I haven't seen in years. I wrote this to address that. Please support this poem and spread the word about this silent cruelty.
Mitch Prax Dec 2019
Hand in hand,
standing at the gates of Hell.
Nothing else exists,
but for the flames
of Turkmenistan
burning as bright
as the love
between
us two.
Amaris Oct 2019
My hair is black and yours is yellow
But they never call it that;
Blonde, or like spun gold
Stunning, precious, unattainable.
But you have it,
Like I’ll never have you.
My hair is black but my skin
Is yellow
They call it that
“Slant-eyed”, “foreign”, “unnatural”
At eighteen, I broke black locks with bleach
(I’ve always wanted to be blonde)
And it didn’t look natural at all
I will never be blonde, I will always be
Yellow.
They ask: What are you?
“American, like you”
But they roll their eyes
They tell me to forget my native language
And I don’t know how to tell them I already am
Black and yellow
I think of me then think of bees, and recall
Being stung in the first grade, and how
Ever since, I’m paralyzed at the thought
Of black, and yellow
Black and yellow
Save the bees! on shirts and posters
But no one is saving me.
thelemonpolice Jul 2019
I was born
And I was flattened
It's my culture I think

Girls should be quiet and pretty
God forbid they should think

I should be lady-like
Respectful
And despite all this

I should take all the abuse
Of these men who just drink

So I'm a doormat
I grow up
People walking all over me

I keep my mouth sealed shut
And don't tell them what you see

But I will scream today
I will stop them now

I've been punished enough
You're being mean right now

And I am learning to unlearn
Everything that I've seen

But your white skin means
That you don't understand me

You weren't born fighting things
that can't be unseen

You are workplace
Skin-based
argument free

Im not discounting your struggles
I'm sure your life has been hard

I'm just saying
that certain phrases
You say
Hit me hard

Like a slap across the face
You discount my existence

You think your opinion is the only thing
That should be considered

Well EXCUSE ME.
I won't apologise
Because I EXIST.

I'm not a doormat today
But I can learn to forgive

If you apologise
And stop making me feel like this

There's no victims
In this victimless
*******

There is no poorer or worse off
Don't even think

I can't compare myself to you
at the kitchen sink

It's not quantifiable
I don't want to hear about your life

Because we will never have seen life
Through the same eyes

In life there's suffering
Otherwise what's the point

Just get over yourself
Let's both apologise.
Sam Cecilio Jun 2019
My body had withered in pain
Heart's totally becoming fragile.
Thoughts of you make me insane
Your pseudo kisses made me ill.

I desired for nothing but you
Hence, your eyes are pretentious.
I assumed you were never true
That your stare was truly devious.

Whenever I ask you about something
Your mouth is speaking skeptically.
Your words mean nothing
And you're pretending, undoubtedly.

I wanted to divulge the unfaithfulness
That runs through your soul.
Forsooth, I won't be restless
Being despaired was my only role.

Distance me from this nightmare
And let me be alone for tonight.
This agony I can no longer bear
Falling for an enemy was never right.
Marri May 2019
Who am I?
I must be black because my absent father won’t come back.
I am eccentric. I am authentic.
I am something you would never forget to mention.
I am a Black woman.

Who do you want me to be?
I must be Asian because with eyes like these I can solve any equation.
I am intelligent. I am pure elegance.
I am delicate.
I am an Asian woman.

Who do you think I am?
I must be Hispanic because my last name simply states it.
I am diligent. I am militant.
I am an immigrant.
I am a Hispanic woman.

Who should I be?
I may be white by culture, but not by sight.
I am privileged. I am a perfect image.
I have no limits.
I am a White woman.

On paper, the box I checked says Asian,
But sometimes I forget.
What if my race isn't solo, or singular?
It’s a duet—or even a quartet.
My race is tricolor—sometimes invisible.
My race isn't inside, and no, it's not physical.

What if my race is the rushing water of the Mississippi river?
The river just flows and flows—
Runs wherever it may go,
But some are quiet as they trickle in;
Drop by drop a new river begins,
As the water mixes, roaring free.
If you want to label my race, fine, label me.
Label my hair, my customs, or my speech.
Race is just a rumor that mankind decided to teach.

I wish I could forget that I have a race,
That the color is still staining my face.
I'm tired of the separation,
The segregation, the humiliation,
The exhaustion of having a race.
Why label the color on my skin?
Why not embrace the person that I hold within?


*R.A.C.E. stands for Reclassify All Children Equally.
ash May 2019
the path reeked of it,
downtrodden. craving a sweet
death, I turned, and shrieked.
almat011 Apr 2019
The space buzz
There is no more powerful temptation and temptation in the universe than you. You are so beautiful that you want to use foul language from the infinitely powerful, awesome explosion of admiration, from the billions of infinitely colorful colors of bright emotions of love and positive feelings. It is hard to believe in this, it seems that nature made photoshop, but it’s true, you’re trully, you are incredibly beautiful by nature. The color of your skin and eyes is the color of hot, torrid ***.
Not enough and all the compliments and poems to describe your beauty. You are much beautiful than love, better than ***, better than any pleasure in this universe, for me you are the most beautiful goddess of beauty of this universe, you are beyond competition, you are more important than any offenses of guilt and other trifles, and *** with you is divine higher buzz. Your every touch or kiss is priceless and unforgettable, every kiss you make is the highest ******* cosmic out, from your touch your heart knocks more and shakes on my skin, with you I am in paradise. An incredibly beautiful, **** doll is an example of perfect harmonious natural, universal beauty, cosmically beautiful, you are a cosmic buzz, a doll's beauty and pretty. Your beauty falls in love and excites even to the pleasant pain and sweet enravishment, the highest level of pleasure. Through the sweet and appetizing seducing, teasing with its perfect beauty. You instantly and inevitably fall in love with you.
I'm in love with you in any condition. You are beautiful to me even in old age. You are my most desired and desired dream. You are an ultra powerful hypnosis hot love ***. You're so delicious, you tease my insatiable *** appetite. Epic iconic pathetic epojently beautiful. Unbearably incredibly **** exciting. I fall in love with you more and more I want you more and more and more and more. Among the billion girls and women you are the most beautiful. You dominate the podium of beauty in my attention and thoughts because you are the most beautiful and **** in the universe.
Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich
almat011 Apr 2019
******* **** (***** like)
Shocking beautiful, ******* ****, extremely ****. Your heart is the most precious treasure in the universe, illuminated by the brilliance of the stars and the radiance of the sun. You deserve an infinite number of ***** and in love likes and reposts from the whole universe, because in reality only you are beautiful. The goddess of male hearts, the queen of male minds. Your beauty is like blue noble blood. Your love, your sexuality is the priceless gift of the universe. You are infinitely and forever beautiful in my eyes. You are so stunning and beautiful. Just wow) wow) wow) just superrrrrrr) god how beautiful ... perfect **** skin glitters like latex, like tiny microparticles of brilliant gold and diamonds on your delicious sweet skin, I thank God for every day spent with you.
You are the most coveted dream of all my lives. It is hard to believe that a girl can be so beautiful. Your beauty strikes the imagination and bows to your feet. Any action of yours is a movement - this is a complete seduction, seduction, a wondrous temptation, just the magic of love and ***, you are magically fairy beautiful. Touching you, hugging you, I come into contact with divine perfection, like a burning, burning fire of passion, and I get incredible pleasure from it. The high temperature of excitement and passion from the fact that you are near even from your photos and videos.
Goddess in *** pose the rider. For you I will go to the edge of infinity. Your eyes radiate powerful energy of hot *** in your pretty face so powerfully hypnotize with their beauty this whole kaleidoscope of feelings and emotions in love, from you in me a high concentration of lust, ultra mega turbo exciting. You are like fantastic ***, with an ****** of a cosmic scale. When I look at you, it seems to me that I have reviewed terabytes of ****, and I feel the hype arousal only at the sight of you, that's how much I want you. Separation with you is just torture, I feel a strong dependence on you, it is vitally necessary for me that you be mine forever and ever.
Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich
almat011 Apr 2019
Hot cutie
You are the love of all my lives, an invaluable masterpiece of the universe. Sensual as flamenco, Passionate as tango, Spicy as cha-cha-cha, tempting and teasing like a striptease and tastes like juicy strawberries. Hot cutie, ardently passionate, can ignite passion literally wherever you are. All over the body, goose bumps run from love and high adrenaline from admiration in the heart.
You are hotter and sexier than a sextillion of girls and women, in ***-billion, mad-billion times more attractive and beautiful then other girls. You are unattainable by nature. You are sweeter than any sweets, dearer than more than one billion kittens and puppies and plush toys. One for a trillion and look for a trillion.
Terabytes of my thoughts and memories are crammed with you. You are a symbol of true beauty. Your beauty has power over my will. You are vital in my life. My juicy cutie, I'm leaving out of love, when I see you, a mouth opens drooling. I crown you as the queen of my heart, giving you all the highest rewards for your beauty and the highest degree as the most beautiful model of reality and subconsciousness in the universe. I feel a strong love for you.
I relish every second with you, every moment spent with you is sweeter than the other. Only your moans and sighs during *** lead to ultra arousal, you want to listen to them forever, the music of your pleasure, they sound so sweet and ******.
You cause excessive ****** tension, your whole body trembles with love. Even among hundreds, thousands of billions of women, only you, our bodies, souls, minds are made for each other, beautiful for me. The last thing I want to see in my life is your beautiful face. I want to be with you even after death.
Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich
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