Friday, October 07, 2011

Thoughts During My Spelling Test - a spelling poem

Thoughts During My Spelling Test
by
Greg Pincus

Yacht, February, aisle, cologne?
I've got to think. Leave me alogne.
Isthmus, Wednesday, queue, colonel?
I give up. This test's infolonel!

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8 comments:

Care said...

This is too funnye!!

Tara said...

I'm just about to give a spelling test...this made me smile!

Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said...

Infolonel is brilliant. A plus for you. :)

Lee Wind said...

kleerly acceptions pruve the rool - u gota luv English!

Namaste,
Lee

teacherdance said...

It's such fun, will be great to share with middle school students!

Sandy Brehl said...

Greg, Loved this.
Now I'll be utterly bold and share a poem I wrote about spelling, too:
TROUBLEMAKERS
It would be nice
To spell “precise”
With i-c-e
Predictably.
Instead, although it seems absurd,
To spell “precise”, a perfect word,
With i-s-e, which looks like “wise”,
“Precise” won’t rhyme with “compromise”.
Take my advice,
When words aren’t nice:
Notice, practice, more than twice-
That’s the way to spell “precise”
Precisely!

Keep 'em coming!

Gregory K. said...

Thanks, y'all, for the comments and to Sandy for the precision in poetry!

Rita said...

I love this SO much. It's hysterical!! And the poem by Sandy is wonderful, too!

Thank you for brightening my day. I'm going to share these with everyone!

Cheers!
Rita