-- There are so many words to describe me, none of them is B.A.M.E. I've got a foreign name, exotic. Try to read it before you modify it.
How long have I lived in the UK because my English is so good, where did I learn it? My accent is American, it's confusing. or my accent is too Filipino, quite embarrassing. How can we come from so far and be so fluent-- so bizzarre.
My rice cooker is an enigma, more so the amount of rice I eat, huh? My spoon and fork don't make any sense to you But your table knife achieves nothing for me, too.
Why do we dye our perfect black hair? why do we want our skin to be fair-- why don't we just embrace our God-given tan? Your president seems like a smart man Fighting your country's drug war like no one else can Lastly, "are you a Manny Pacquiao fan?"
It's quite difficult to be a P.O.C. in a world that doesn't understand our P.O.V. Why we've immigrated and not always assimilated Why we've flown thousand of miles away from home Only to stick with our own but sometimes there is just some comfort in not having to explain the way we are or who we are and why we are the persons we are without having to feel subpar.
This country was built on broken backs yet we still have to crawl on broken glass Beg for mercy and thank you warmly when you lift the boot from our throats lest we come off as uncivilized-- your comfort is worth more than our lives
America, the land of the free But not for you And not for me. America, where you can dream In a cell all alone Because they took the key. America, the best country Established with pain From brown bodies. America, where you can be Anything you want Except a minority. America, accepting of all Except the feathered chiefs Who once stood tall. America, where you get a call To hear your black brother Was seen as nothing at all. America, where there’s free speech To protest the Asians Who are blamed for the heat. America, where there’s guns and bombs To get revenge on the “terrorists” Who were sobbing to Allah. America, a true mixing *** And what a place For children to be shot.