I Was Taught A Lesson
It was not soon enough for me to speak English;|
The greatest country’s commonly spoken language,
I was new, I was raw, I was eager, I was ecstatic!
Walking proudly with my husband, complacently,
I felt as if I owned the country; I was free as a bird!
In my new existence I had a heady euphoria.
My mother tongue came out free, loud and shrill.
Spilling out words meant only for my husband’s ears
Who would understand my foreign words?
And, I overheard somebody behind me speaking my language!
For Sallee’s challenge/ “Personal Experience'
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