Bijay Kant Dubey

Indian English (Ii) - Poem by Bijay Kant Dubey

Indian English is workable English,
Spoken after
With the efforts put in,
Tagged and added to,
Stitched and darned,
A rag-picker's English,
A ragged man's English is it.
Indian English is no English,
But is stitched English,
Spoken artificially,
Not naturally,
It coming to not
And one is trying to make it
Come to,
Indian English is translator's English.

Indian English is somehow spoken English,
As the tongue twists and turns it not,
Gets stuck into
And the speakers fall short of
Making sentences,
Searching for words,
Syntax and vocabulary
And pronunciation too fails it miserably.

And with it the dream of becoming an Englishman
Vanishes it,
An Indian rustic trying to speak in English
Not like an Englishman,
But as an Indian
Under the impact and impression
Of the mother tongue.

Topic(s) of this poem: art

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 29, 2015

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