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    If Your Parents Are Immigrants, This Poem About English Will Put A Lump In Your Throat

    "How dare you mock your mother when she opens her mouth and broken English spills out?"

    One of the most difficult aspects of being a child of immigrants is having a different accent and a different first language than your parents do.

    Rupi Kaur / Via youtube.com

    A month ago, for Mother's Day, poet Rupi Kaur – a Canadian daughter of Indian parents – released a poem celebrating the beauty in that dissonance.

    Rupi Kaur / Via rupikaur.com

    And thanking her parents for their sacrifices.

    Rupi Kaur / Via youtube.com

    Without further ado, "Broken English" by Rupi Kaur:

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    See more of Rupi's work on her blog here.

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