Saturday, April 20, 2013
Here's a poem I've had for years... haven't shared it in awhile...sadly there's more truth here than I'd like to admit....
A Child's Language
I learned my language as a child.
I heard it spoken, I laughed, I smiled, I learned to talk, to chant, to sing.
Then all too soon I had to bring my language to school.
I soon learned language was a tool, you can't just talk, that is the rule.
I'm learning to read and also write, but talking has to wait till night.
I'm good at talking, as most kids are, but my language has only come so far.
Now, I seldom speak out loud;
At school. "Sh!" It's not allowed.