Robs' Blog

Poem entitled: “Deaf”

Posted in ASL, poetry by Robs on October 27, 2009

Alexandra, Deaf Canadian, wrote this poem “Deaf.”  Robin, Deaf Canadian, filmed Alexandra singing the poem.  I think that is nice to show both simplified ASL and English in the poem.


Deaf

By Alexandra

I was born to be Deaf
You were born to be Hearing
Everyone was born to be Human
We are all human, we have a different
Personality, looks and we still are human

I Am Deaf but I am no different from you
I have eyes like you
I have mouth like you
I have Hands like you
And I am proud to be deaf

When they try talk to me
When it went wrong
They never try again
We might be deaf but we don’t bite

You can hear and I cannot
It will not bring me down
You will not bring me down
Because we can do it

When you put us down
We will stand up
We will shout that we can do it
If you can do it then we can do it
Everyone have strength and weakness

Every one is different
Every one is human
Nobody is perfect
Every day we make mistake and you do too
Every day we learn, we change, we move forward

We have feeling
We felt left out
We felt love
We felt angry
We felt joy
We felt what you felt

I am Deaf
I am not shamed
I am Proud
We are proud to be deaf
Nothing will bring us down

Genre: Poetry

Language: American Sign Language, with English subtitles

Runtime: 1:19

Source: YouTube – SuroalGals

Advertisements

Signmark – Smells Like Victory

Posted in Deaf, music by Robs on October 18, 2009

In August 2009, Signmark released his first single “Smells Like Victory” from his second album, which will be out in early 2010. It contains 10 tracks including videos from each song.


1st

I know you might be pissed off right about now.

I made it and you didn’t. Gave you something to cry about. (Cry baby, you cry baby)

It ain’t no rocket science. Don’t need a microphone to rock it (We rock it, we rock it!)

It’s gonna be my year. Grab a bottle and pop it! (Yeah!)

Chorus

I can you feel it in the air.

Smells like victory, and I let it stick to me.

You haters ain’t shit to me.

Can you feel it in the air? Yeah!

Smells like victory, and I let it stick to me.

You haters ain’t shit to me.

What you doing over there, there’s a party over here.

Winners over here, losers over there.

What you doing over there, there’s a party over here.

Winners over here, losers over there.

2nd

My attitude always been like, I don’t back down.

I live it up, you dream about it. I’m a winner, that’s what’s up now. (I’m a winner, winner. I’m a winner, winner)

And you can standby if you want, see you hating on the sideline. (Now, what it look like!)

Now there’s a right time for everything and homie this is my night.

Chorus

3rd

Piece by piece I put the puzzle together without a pause.

I do it for my people for a good cause.

It ain’t nothing to me. I bake a cake while I’m at it.

I got a swagger of a champion and I’ve had it,

up to here with you backstabbers and you losers.

So point ’em out and kick ’em to the curve.

So loosen up, you seem a little uptight, right?

Maybe ’cause a deaf man came and stole your spotlight!

Chorus


Source: Signmark Productions


This Video/Song and all rights associated with it are the property of Signmark.