#SoCS May 13/17 – Language

Lind’s prompt for #SoCS this week…

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “language.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

So here we have a poem I penned, which was inspired by a post a wrote a while back. It’s linked to the last word of the poem, if you wish to click through and read!

 
My mother tongue
is Punjabi
Mixed with accents
of Swahili
But what I speak
the most at home
At work, at school
and on the phone
Is English because
that’s where I was born
To choose a first language
I am always torn
My ‘mother tongue’
or my ‘step mum’ one?
To accept one,
the other to shun?
Or to celebrate
the presence of all three
And to call it
Pun-gli-hili?

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22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mon ☠
    May 17, 2017 @ 15:53:06

    Bilingual people here made a cool word for our language (Bangla) and English- it’s Banglish lol

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  2. Judy E Martin
    May 14, 2017 @ 17:47:11

    Love this Sis. You have so many strings to your bow, and I envy you being multi-lingual! 🙂

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  3. Erika Kind
    May 13, 2017 @ 19:51:11

    I think it is amazing to grow up with more than one language!

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  4. dornahainds
    May 13, 2017 @ 17:46:56

    Fabulous! 🌹🌹😎

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  5. susieshy45
    May 13, 2017 @ 12:32:31

    Great effort !
    I think poetry is your forte- you are amazing at it. I feel you are like Fatty in the Five Find outers. 🙂
    Susie

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  6. willowdot21
    May 13, 2017 @ 12:21:27

    Very clever Sis just like you.

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    Reply

  7. robbiesinspiration
    May 13, 2017 @ 11:30:41

    This is awesome, Ritu.

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  8. Modern Gypsy
    May 13, 2017 @ 10:39:12

    Pung-li-hilli sounds excellent. It’s all about diversity 🙂

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  9. Phaytea's Pulse
    May 13, 2017 @ 09:59:41

    Lol…..There’s beauty in diversity….learn and celebrate all three..

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  10. cindy knoke
    May 13, 2017 @ 06:29:02

    It just means you are a lot smarter than most all Americans unfortunately for us.

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