How I learnt what I know

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How I learnt what I know How I learnt what I know

Poem by: Shannan Browne

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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?

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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?

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Submitted: August 06, 2012

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How I learnt what I know

 

Family taught me religion

All their socialisations

Adhering to special days

Birth, mother, father

Christmas

(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

Faith

Hope

Love

Grace


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