second language

english is a second language
or third or fourth
but that doesn’t matter
because it’s not the first

It’s easy to speak English
And at the same time just as difficult
One false verb noun or preposition
and eyebrows are raised to the sky

There’s no tolerance to speaking the Queen’s badly
Differently is okay as long as you can speak different
that is provided that one don’t try and mix
different differents

Are you never native even if you spit a full English?
this is second to your first
other to your mother father and grand mother
tongue throat and voice

Speak too well and you are a threat
A cultural mercenary
hell bent on over stretching station
speak what you speak
be proud and speak well


Author: ashokdmistry


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