A Common Language.

We live in a world,

That speaks a common language,

Sharing in the globalised feeling,

The imagined community,

That takes on the whole world,

Rather than just the U and K

Or the U, S of A.

“That’s incorrect”

Says the USA.

“That’s incorrect”

Says the UK.

But they’re looking at the same word,

Same phrase,

Same paragraph of structure,

Sharing different views,

Even though,

They’re both correct.

We live in a world,

That shares a common language,

Speaking, and writing,

And hybridising across virtual worlds.

Who has the right to say “it’s mine”?

Who has the right to say “it’s not yours”?

Who has the right to take away your right?

We speak, write, read and think,

A language,

About a language,

That is worldwide,

International,

Global.

We cannot think,

It’s “just” ours.

We cannot think,

It’s theirs for us to borrow.

WE can OWN it,

Like our own,

Change it,

Spoil it,

Twist it to our convenience,

Because why should we follow,

The U and K,

Or the U, S of A?

We live in a world,

Of billions of people,

Of different shades,

Of different cultures,

Of different worldviews,

Who can come together,

From here to there,

From there to here,

Or meeting partway,

In the space in between,

To communicate,

With words of the same,

Beautifully malleable,

Common language.

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