Friday, October 07, 2011

Thoughts During My Spelling Test - a spelling poem

Thoughts During My Spelling Test
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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Unknown said...

This is too funnye!!

Tara said...

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

GatheringBooks said...

Infolonel is brilliant. A plus for you. :)

Lee Wind, M.Ed. said...

kleerly acceptions pruve the rool - u gota luv English!


Linda B 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:
It would be nice
To spell “precise”
With i-c-e
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”

Keep 'em coming!

Greg Pincus 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!