British Punjabi

by Goody

I am a second generation Punjabi

I won't be a clone

I won't erase a culture of my own

Alongside being British

I won't take the Punjab

Out of my bones

The land my mother and father loved

As well as Britain

When people say

'Speak English'

I proudly say, 'This is my language too,

I can speak two'

I won't extinguish Punjabi

The language I learnt

Before English

My mother tongue

The language which allows me to converse

With so many wonderful people

When I visit the Punjab

And the Punjabi elders here

I won't put it in a hearse

I will always embrace

The heritage that runs through me

Like the five rivers of the Punjab

 

Goody

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