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Teagasgairean / Teachers

The teachers cut off their tongues
in the morning;
the language hanged
from their necks.

The graduate rendered silent; 
each belted child
another native word hidden
behind a layer of oppression.

Sgath na teagasgairean ar teangan
‘sa mhaidinn;
a’ chàinnt chrochta
air barr ar n-amhaich. 

An neach-ceuma na thost;
Bu gach clann shàraichte
facal dùthchasach eile na chaillte
fo fòirneart. 

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