Chenou Liu

Racism Haiku - Poem by Chenou Liu

for Abraham Joshua Heschel who proclaims that Racism is man's gravest threat to man.

'those slanted eyes'
in the room silence
like thunder

racism talk
what does white
smell like?

Note: The phrase, 'slanted eyes, ' is a racist slur that refers to a person of Asian descent, especially of Chinese descent.

Topic(s) of this poem: racism

Comments about Racism Haiku by Chenou Liu

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (6/19/2017 7:20:00 AM)

    Thunder lies silent within the cloud, until time is right to burst. When it bursts, how terrifying it is! Racism too looks similar. You seem a champion of Haiku. I learn from you. Thank you Liu for sharing. X (Report) Reply

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  • Terry Craddock (3/2/2016 6:00:00 PM)

    Exquisitely Beautiful Eyes

    silent slanted eyes
    sliver moon teardrops
    wise wisdom pearls

    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'Racism Haiku' by the poet Chenou Liu.
    Dedicated to the poet Chenou Liu.
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  • Terry Craddock (3/2/2016 3:35:00 PM)

    for me 'slanted eyes' are exquisitely beautiful

    silent slanted eyes
    sliver moon teardrops
    wise wisdom pearls
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  • (7/10/2014 8:34:00 AM) interesting theme for a racism taught at school or at guess is both..... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 10, 2014

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