Tuesday, January 21, 2014

broken english

when my mother struggles to spell a word in english
I want to break the entire language
into little pieces
so the edges of these letters
will stop cutting her


- aysha

13 comments:

  1. I just saw this on tumblr and I have to say that it's absolutely beautiful.

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  2. So short, but so beautiful. I don't know if it's because of the fact that I can relate wholeheartedly, but I really love this.

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  3. Aysha.. It's amazing how you've captured so much emotion and history in such a short little poem. Powerful. Love it.
    xo

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  4. powerful and so deftly put. i feel the weight of this poem in my heart and i want to thank you for sharing this.

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  5. This is so beautiful it made me cry with all the memories of language oppression it brought up.

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  6. Even though I haven't experienced the oppressive side of the standard language myself (I'm no native english speaker, but I am a native speaker of the language most commonly spoken in my home country). I really get what you are trying to say. It's so poetic and beautiful in its simplicity. I've never seen this phrased better.

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  7. Beautiful. It's the story of my mother and aunts and uncles all around the world wrapped up in a few lines. Thank you.

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  8. Exquisite. Thank you for sharing this powerful love.

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  9. wow really good!! I love this!!!

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  10. This is so powerful and beautiful, Thank you!

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  11. This made me instantly cry... Struck a deep chord in me. Thank you

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