Ima Ryma

Charlie Chan - Poem by Ima Ryma

The fictional sleuth, Charlie Chan,
Solved crimes on the page and the screen.
Best known West-friendly Chinaman,
Seen both positive and obscene.
Viewed as a Chinese character,
Brilliant, amusing and polite,
Or as a foul caracature
In racial stereotype slight.
The fact of fictional Charlie,
He was a human doing good,
And that's the way that it should be
Around the world and neighborhood.

For Charlie Chan, this is no time,
We must be p.c. with all crime.

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  • David Mclansky (1/13/2013 4:10:00 AM)

    Inspector Clouseau
    A flic de la rue
    Always knew what to do;
    When disarming bombs
    Or shouting alarms,
    He was a Frenchman though and through.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 13, 2013

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