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How I learnt what I know

Poetry By: Shannan Browne

While we grow up we are taught so much, but do we ever see the WHOLE of what we are being taught, in all its layers?

Submitted:Aug 6, 2012    Reads: 9    Comments: 1    Likes: 0   

How I learnt what I know

Family taught me religion

All their socialisations

Adhering to special days

Birth, mother, father


(when you have to buy presents)

Family taught me religion

Dressing appropriately

Speaking appropriately

Keeping up appearances

Always in control, adhering to duty

At the earliest convenience

Family taught me religion

To do the expected ritual

To shake hands on introduction

Shhhhhh, silence the soul

For any misbehaviour

There shall be punishment

My God, My Father, My Creator

Taught me unconditional love






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