UoH Linguistics@tasmia__97

POET 🌹

I am trying to break
away from this poetic arrest.
I am what you call
poetically deviated;
the disjoining of phonetic
sounds. My every word
has its own anatomical structure
of mind,
body and soul.

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The rivers of Punjab float
consistently,
as the language loses its pride,
as the voice of our
ancestors is critiqued
undermined.

We are now more
conscious of the way
we sound,
the way every single note
that leaves our mouths is pronounced.

The desire to feel
liberated is ceased,
as we no longer hear
the rhythm in our speech
or the emotional touch that
our language leaves behind.

I feel nostalgic,
I miss the colours
the vibrancy.
✍🏽T.A


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