Rupi Kaur


Rupi Kaur Poems

1. Broken English 6/9/2017

Comments about Rupi Kaur

  • Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (11/27/2019 11:46:00 AM)

    When I read the single poem you posted, I thought I read it and must have given a comment as it touches the core of my heart.Then I found that there is no option for comment.I thought I must express my appreciation on your Poet Page.Here I find my previous comment.Let all people read this poem about ' Mother'.Can you define what Mother stands for? It is really an amazing poem.

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  • Bharati Nayak Bharati Nayak (2/27/2019 6:46:00 PM)

    So how dare you mock your mother
    when she opens her mouth
    and broken English spills out.
    Her accent is thick like honey,
    hold it with your life,
    it's the only thing she has left from home.
    Don't stomp on that richness,
    instead hang it up on the walls
    of museums next to Dali and Van Gogh
    - - - - An excellently written poem that shows your deep regards for your immigrant parents .

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Best Poem of Rupi Kaur

Broken English

I think about the way my father pulled the family out of poverty
without knowing what a vowel was.
And my mother raised 4 children
without being able to construct a perfect sentence in English
A discombobulated couple that landed in the new world
with hopes that left the bitter taste of rejection in their mouth.
No family no friends, just man and wife,
Two university degrees that meant nothing,
one mother tongue that was broken now,
one swollen belly with a baby inside.
A father worried about jobs and rent
coz no matter what this baby was ...

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