Sunday, May 19, 2013

Funny Words by Asya Oxbow Scholl


English has some funny words
They give my mind the jitters
They sound the same to you and me,
But are spelled with different letters.
There's see and sea
Ans be and bee
It's terrible confusing!
There's new and knew
And through and threw.
It's really not amusing!
There's deer and dear
And here and hear.
It's horribly disturbing!
There's there and their
And bare and bear.
It's really most perturbing!

English is a Pain (Pane)
Rain, reign, rein
English is a pain.
Although the words
Sound just alike,
The spelling's not the same.

Bee, be, b
I'd rather climb a tree
Than learn to spell
The same old word,
Not just one way, but three!

Sight, site, cite,
I try with all my might.
No matter which
I finally choose,
It's not the one that's right!

There, their, they're,
Enough to mak you swear.
Too many ways
To write the one sound,
I just don't think it's fair!

To, two, too
So what's a kid to do!
I think I'll go
To live on Mars
And leave this mess with ewe!


Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

Happy Sunday.

Maxwell Mead Williams Robinson Barry said...


OMTA= Oklahoma Music Teachers Association.

Anonymous said...

love the colorfulness.

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matt at shadow of iris said...

This is a lovely poem, and I think skillfully done. But stepping away from the point for a minute and addressing the point ...

Imagine this, you lived in suburb where all the houses were laid out in neat little squares, and each house was one story, one square, and painted white. The roads were labeled clearly, so finding your house would be as easy as saying, e-23.

Now imagine a neighborhood where the houses are old and varied, the roads twisting and inefficient – each with oldish sounding names. To make matters worse, there are lots of old trees growing here and there that clutter the view – and there are hills. People visiting often get lost.

Now in which one of these places to you want to live?

English isn't such a bad place to live. Don't you love knights roaming in the night? A nite in the nite would not be the same.

I do agree with your wonderful poem here, English is a pain. But a endearing one! :)

Anonymous said...

awesome imagery.

Anonymous said...

ji=zhi, wow.

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Maxwell Mead Williams Robinson Barry said...

well done.