I finally realized to open my eyes
just to find myself blinded by the minds of the stereotypical
I never dreamed of a scheme
such that I would believe to achieve
Nevertheless, I was always repressed
by the ethnic trace of my own race.
Coming from Hmong
my limits were set below, criteria underrated,
expectancy was minimal,
standards not to exceed was impeded on me
like a prisoner burdened by the psychological blow
of another hell hole.
So was it wrong for me to say
the Hmong men's ideology with no cure of a remedy,
was simple and vague,
in which the young Hmong males
lined up to fall right into the hands
of the devil in disguise.
So please tell me why, why
why must the conclusive decisions
of these once talented young individuals
lead to the immoral acts of
picking and sticking where his dick belongs.
I never felt empowered
or never felt the need to please
by lowering the values of another innocent young Hmong women
to listen to my driven engine in between her legs.
the men of my generations are left in desperations
to struggle with the societal roles
in which it appeared they had no goals.
Because at the age of 13,14,15,16, and 17 if he was lucky
he confined himself to the fatherly role
wife and children in arms
he suddenly became alarmed by the everyday struggles
piecing together the puzzles
without a GED
he's guaranteed to agree with the $8 per hour.
And I would know, after going through the whole life
as an underrated hmong male
watching our fathers, brothers dripped in sweat
paid minimal, local company,
supporting 10 kids, to do what is ethically right,
to put food on the table, clothes on his helpless kid's backs,
through nothing else, but painstaking hard labor.
But the predicaments of my envisions
was to be the exception to the rest,
as I invest on a quest to discover the qualities I possessed,
I found the application of education,
instead of the doses of drugs and loaded alcohol,
I'm standing here spittin poetry and rockin the mic.
You see, the inheritance of my intelligence
led me to conceive on the ideal belief that I will achieve,
that I'll lead and not follow,
that I'll be recognized and not frowned upon,
in which I will set a chain of examples
to create an uphill trend for the young.
Because goal oriented, my priorities are set straight
and at this rate, I wouldn't hesitate with these beautiful traits
to say that I'm bound to be great.
So maybe, just maybe
there might be a remedy in which
the key to succeed
is for me to beg you please on my knees
for the young hmong men to be the fountain pen
of fluidity, stupidity lacks confidence
and that dominance is evident
for the influence in making a difference.