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Non Foreign Languages

Story ID:6068
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Hemet CA USA
Year:2010
Person:Chelsea Kansas Kid
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Non Foreign Languageís

Iíve studied Latin
Iíve studied Spanish too
Iíve studied English
Barely made it through

Listen to a bunch of teenagers
Talking in code must be a gift
If you listen closely to them
Youíll almost get the drift.

Momís have a different language
Body Language is another
I can still see my Mom standing arms akimbo
Because I was teasing my little brother

Facial language
Smile, Sneer, turned up nose
By my childhood girl friend
At me for something I said, I suppose.

But the language that impresses me the most
Is when two Veteranís are meeting
Neither knows each other
With a warm handshake in their greeting

Whether a Swabbie, Leatherneck, Gravel Pounder
Their Body Language is the same
I thank them for fighting for Our Freedom
And the USAís Good Name.

Monte L. Manka 06-06-10