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Oh, oh, oh, they said, ignore him
Haibo, how could ye ignore him
Haibo, it was not I that said
A Zulu man came to him
Haibo, how could ye ignore me
Haibo, he said, I stand, firm my language
Zulu may I speak, and if thou understand
May I say, siyabonga, and, wena
Doth not think that I know the Zulu language
I am a Deaf man who used to grow up
In KwaZulu Natal, there I lived
But here I am in one of nine provinces
Where it seems that have mixed languages
Well, where I live in have eleven official languages

© Ismael Mansoor