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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

Poem entitled: “Why LIAR does that?”

Posted in poetry by Robs on March 26, 2008

I found an old poem from the file.  I wrote this poem that was 5 years ago.

Why LIAR does that?

LIAR covers his mistakes up
LIAR cannot admit his mistakes
Why LIAR does that

LIAR tends to lie all the time

LIAR refuses to be honest
LIAR cannot be honest
Why LIAR does that
LIAR tends to lie all the time

LIAR hides his dark secrets
LIAR cannot deal with his dark secrets
Why LIAR does that
LIAR tends to lie all the time

LIAR creates false rumors
LIAR cannot live without the false rumors
Why LIAR does that
LIAR tends to lie all the time

LIAR hides his bad reputation
LIAR cannot clean up his bad reputation up
Why LIAR does that
LIAR tends to be lie all the time

LIAR destroys a fact
LIAR cannot accept the fact
Why LIAR does that
LIAR tends to be lie all the time

LIAR loves to lie about everything
LIAR cannot change his habit
LIAR knows why he does that
That is a pathological LIAR

© 2003, Robs

My friend’s poem entitled: The Protest at Gallaudet University

Posted in Gallaudet, poetry by Robs on October 19, 2006

I post a poem written by my friend Shannon Kapp. Hope you enjoy reading!

The Protest at Gallaudet University

The Protest at Gallaudet University,

Flame has been flamed,

You can feel the beat of the people,

Demanded to be heard and seen,

Yelling two demands!

That must be fulfilled.

So many of us,

We want the best of Gallaudet University!!!

Yes, we may be arrested,

Ignored, oppressed or even been lied to.

But our spirit cannot be shattered.

There are so many people

Around the world.

Supporting our protest,

From California to New York,

Even different countries,

As well as Faculty, Staff, Student and Alumni

The protesters may be arrested,

But Administrators forget,

Still, because there are so many people out there supporting,

Our mascot, the Bison!

Bison is meaning of strength and unity.

We are united and expand our strength!

Unity for Gallaudet!

The Spirit lives within us,

That cannot be replaced

Or even removed.

The story lives with us in time without end.

That must be passed to generations to generations.

Representing the true colors inside of Gallaudet.

Our voices will not be erased,

Listen to one voice out there.

Unity for Gallaudet!

By Shannon Kapp
October 13, 2006

Poem entitled: Farewell to My Friend

Posted in friends, poetry by Robs on July 27, 2006

I wrote this poem, and I decided to dedicate this blog to Keri Wilson. She is leaving Austin to her hometown Houston due to her new job!

Farewell to My Friend

Farewell, farewell my friend
Remember all the good times
Such happy times together
Oh how much the joy!

Farewell, farewell my friend
Remember even the bad times
We were sad together
No matter how great the pain!

Farewell, farewell my friend
Remember all the good times
We laughed together
Oh how much fun!

Farewell, farewell my friend
Remember even the bad times
We did argue together
No matter how many mistakes!

Farewell, farewell my friend
Remember both of good and bad times
We do share memories
Hope we never forget our past!

Farewell, farewell my friend
What else can I say?
I cannot believe it’s time to go
I know deep in my heart we’ll see each other again!

© 2006, Robs

Road Trip 2003

House Party 2004

TSD Post-Homecoming Party 2004

Halloween Party 2004

Drinking @ Bar 2005

TSD Homecoming Pre-Bash 2005