Romanies pride themselves on their language, which the reason why can be explained by the saying “our language is our strength.” Romani language has seen its fare share of modification,in the sense of its popularity and dialect. Recently, publications in Romani language has boomed, exposing the language to people from other ethnicity and making them familiar with Romani language. This has facilitated outside access to Romani language, and has made it easier for outside parties to learn it. With Romani language becoming easily accessible, people are becoming familiar with Romani proverbs. The proverbs are composed of wisdom, and generally attempt to teach the young about life. They play a role similar to a moral.
An example of a Romani proverb is “A good man can find treasure in poverty, while the fool will perish even in church,” which means that we make our own luck. This is the proverb that I chose for my poem, in which I took its central meaning and elaborated on it. The way I accomplished this is by incorporating two different situations, one where an initiative is taken, and another where the individual waits for good things to come to him. The resulting outcome is different, the former succeeds, and the latter perishes. The reason I chose this proverb is because it is a universal theme, which applies to everybody in most situations. The degree of truth to this proverb makes it much more valuable. People can be firm believers of fate, which can be why instead of seeking out good fortune, they wait for good fortune to come to them. The resulting effect is that they end up living a life centered around waiting. This proverb should be adopted by many people, because if they truly desire something, it is their job to chase after it. Good fortune isn’t something that’s handed out to people.