Disclaimer:

This is the first poem of this collection to introduce the types of topics I may cover in the future. I will use most of my own life experiences to make my own interpretations. I hope you enjoy my work!


I Am Half

I know no one

I have no full strengths

I am confused

I am mixed

In the Land of the Rising Sun

I am different

I do not fit in

I am a gaijin--a foreigner

I am a half-breed

The Society of the East

Does not accept originality

Everyone must be the same

To be different is to be frowned upon

Odd stares

Jeering children

Half-blood

Half of nobody

In the Land of Opportunity

I am foreign

I do not fit into society

Though, what is worse?

Being alone or the being the center of attention?

I was called many things

Held in many emotions

To let them out

Would be my undoing

Am I destined to be a figure

Of shame

Of hate

Of strangeness?

Being a half-breed

Makes me what I am

What the few like about me

But the question still remains--

Why do I feel so empty inside?


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