You think its something
to be rectified
Do you not know how beautiful you sound
speaking from your roots?
The way syllables
tumble and twist out of your mouth
Isn't it the way
you call out to your loved ones?
It has been ingrained in your core
since your vocal cords
learned to chime
It's the pretty hum of Urdu in every pause
and a pinch of Hindi at every exclamation.
The soft lead of my mother tongue
in every language of speech I choose
is nothing short of an accomplishment.
The rawness of my native language
decorating every other language
with my dialect,
when I speak
is an honour
I'm proud of it.
You should be too.