Blogger longs to speak native tongue

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by phebe


What I long for
is to speak
my language
loud, clearly,
in front of the classroom.

I long to speak my language
– as the legitimate language of instruction
– not to be translated
– not as the exception
– not like we’ll return to English in just a sec

I long to speak and hear
my tongue
to share with others
like me
not like me
and tell the world about myself
and who I am.

phebe | November 22, 2017 at 3:48 pm | Tags: ako, english, filipino, identity, language, languages, me, poem, poem series, poetry, tagalog | Categories: Uncategorized | URL:


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