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219th Weekly Poetry Contest honorable mention: English

by Fabiyas M V

We explore,
earn and exist
with a language
of old exploitation.

Like a mulatto,
Indian English
is a hybrid.
It’s as our culture –
there’s a unity
in diversity.
We winnow ideas out
of dialectal chaff.

Language
mustn’t be imposed.
Linguistic
extremism is a myopia.

Wherever you grow,
your mom and hue
remain the same,
but your tongue can be
changed from the cradle.

English thrives above
creeds and colors,
connecting continents,
and never demanding a passport.

First appeared in The Literary Hatchet

*English language grew up in India as a result of the British colonization. Now this language has attained great prominence in our land.

219th Weekly Poetry Contest

Congratulations Fab, a much deserved Honorable Mention !

Regina

Thank you, Regina!

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