Tuesday, August 8, 2017

No One Needs to Speak English

No one needs to speak English to come here.
Soon enough, they'll learn.
And so will their children.
And children's children.

And soon enough the native tongue is forgotten.
Gramma and Grampa still use it.
But no longer the kids.
And no longer the grandkids.

Oh, they learn a few choice phrases:
How to cuss and call someone an asshole.
But it's all English by now.
The native tongue is forgotten.

No one needs to speak English to come here.
Soon enough, they'll learn.
And so will their children.
And children's children.

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