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Broken English

I love my broken English Am in love with my broken English Am honored to have two other languages The ability to think from language to language is one that many don't experience The ability to bring vibes from one language to another is one, that many envy Sometimes it's like a train, English flows easily before it gets to a halt Sometimes it's a bus with many stops, some harsh, some dash, some flash And some mistakenly whether car or train, crash Some like aeroplane, are up there in the air Building their own castles Creating unfamiliar words Whether writing from kikuyu to English Or kikuyu to Swahili and then to English Or just writing from the little dash of English that I learnt from my English classes, With poetry,I can still escape Whether in the veiled grammatical errors Or just like a volatile chameleon

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Date: 4/5/2016 2:52:00 PM
I've only spoken English so this is something I've never really thought about. I do have many friends who speak in broken English and I think it's quite lovely. Very sweet poem. I enjoyed it.
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njeri hunjeri
Date: 4/7/2016 7:10:00 PM
thank you Shaunda, nice to see you here:-). i will be visiting your page after this. i so much appreciate the visit
Date: 11/17/2015 9:19:00 AM
I love my broken English too. You made look so fun and it is. Thanks. Love your poem.
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njeri hunjeri
Date: 11/17/2015 1:12:00 PM
thank you so much Angie :-)
Date: 2/28/2015 4:03:00 PM
Hi Njeri, love this piece. Your a natural poet, with great expression!. A deserved 7, my friend.
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njeri hunjeri
Date: 11/17/2015 1:11:00 PM
thank you William for the comment and the seven. am sorry about the late reply
Date: 2/25/2015 11:08:00 PM
Great pen on the adds of being multi lingual
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njeri hunjeri
Date: 2/27/2015 12:43:00 AM
Yes. And am sure you know the feeling too:) thanks Lewis
Date: 2/22/2015 11:53:00 AM
An exciting read - thanks! Alicia, xx
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njeri hunjeri
Date: 2/22/2015 10:12:00 PM
Thank you Alicia, blessings
Date: 2/22/2015 11:33:00 AM
All smiles when reading this... delightful and how blessed to know more than one language.
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njeri hunjeri
Date: 2/22/2015 10:10:00 PM
Thank you Debra, blessings
Date: 2/22/2015 11:16:00 AM
Wow, Njeri, you are so blessed to be able to think and write in three languages! Your poem is amazing in the way you describe your thought process in expressing yourself, and you have done so magnificently in this poem! 7+Fav,Hugs, Sandra
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njeri hunjeri
Date: 2/22/2015 10:09:00 PM
Thank you Sandra. When I was little I didn't like learning kiswahili and English but I didn't have a choice either. my mother tongue language is Kikuyu. But now that am older, I appreciate the lessons.
Date: 2/21/2015 6:32:00 PM
As long as your feelings or meanings come through your errors are not an issue...Tim
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njeri hunjeri
Date: 2/21/2015 7:01:00 PM
Thank you Tim for your kind words. But sometimes I notice errors after its all out there in the public. Which can be kinda embarrassing.
Date: 2/21/2015 4:29:00 PM
It is great to be able to use more than one language..It will get better the more that it is used..God has blessed you with opportunity to learn and the ability to learn the languages..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara
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njeri hunjeri
Date: 2/21/2015 4:34:00 PM
Thank you too Sara, blessings.