From Right to Left – Aren’t I Canadian too?

From Right to Left - Aren't I Canadian too?

In light of this recent article, Is Kingston (ON, Canada) racist? I will share a personal experience of trying to get my book “into” the Kingston Public Library.

Kingston Ontario Canada is like a “sacred” city for me because this is my roots in this country. A place where my father first came as a student to do his Masters in 1965 from #Pakistan.

Halls of Power – studentasim

Halls of Power - studentasim

As I stood in the Halls of Power
My feelings were confirmed
There’s a difference between local and national
Your own backyard vs. the stadium
A difference between community and communities
It’s futile to think of yourself without somehow relating to the other
There must be a bridge
Malcolm X once said there is a difference between being in the field and being in the house
It’s one step closer
An idea that is backed by the powerful is sound
The question is how?
It may not even occur because such an idea could be treacherous to achieve
So they leave it…
But sometimes it is worth pursuing
Happy go lucky
Or meant to be?
Why calculate a science that has no formulas?
There is only one sure way
You are the Sheppard
God will listen
If you are sincere
But Godwilling that is
Anything is possible
Yay or nay
Nay or yay
But there is only one guarantee
Your own
What you put in
Is what you get out
This is a relay race
Just pass the baton
You are a worker
Why rest?
Be smart
Document your effort
If it was for the stadium
You may be informed of the cheers
One day
Success is the only way to make Change
Blood, sweat, tears
Struggle to show what you know
So the other finds acknowledgement
In the Halls of Power…

Process – studentasim

Process - studentasim

Life is your teacher
It was always about Process
As the train leaves
On it is something you own
The difference is a flash of a second
Why do you feel restricted?
Did you get back what was yours?
It could be gone forever
It was always about Process…

Sweet Poison – studentasim

Sweet Poison - studentasim

You see that other person in that scenario?

Work – studentasim

Work! -studentasim


2nd class – studentasim

2nd-class - studentasim

2nd class

Brand New Kid – studentasim

Brand New Kid - studentasim

Stop it!

I want to score – studentasim

I want to score - studentasim

If you want to score

World Class – studentasim

World Class - studentasim

Do you want to be good?
Or do you want to be World Class?

I Sinned – studentasim

I Sinned by studentasim

I sinned