3 LANGUAGE LEARNERS

I

I no understand new words berry gud
so prease help me speek like reel person.
I want to talk bout many things
but ability is week.
Also, most of natives talk to fast.
It's a big headack . . . yeah

II

Now confidense is growing,
though sometimes feel weak.
There are more things
with this language I can do.
Most speakers make good scents,
but others just move their lips –
ach, these ears itch!

III

At first my grasp was tentative,
but now it feels strong.
I've learned to wield language
as a versatile tool
and express ideas in varied forms.
However, there are limits to what
language itself can do
and moments when the best thing
is let the tongue be mute . . .


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