English really isn’t all that tough;
It certainly should be easy enough;
Unless you make bread dough
Or have a bad cough;
Found a pine bough;
Make your way through…
Okay, it can be a bit rough!


Well then, let’s try this another way,
Unless it’s about pounds; then we’ll have to weigh;
If it’s from milk, it could be whey;
This could get confusing, eh!
There’s prey or pray, slay or sleigh;
A day of the week known as Sunday
Or syrup on ice cream for a sundae.


In a conversation, are you talking about him?
Or was the topic concerning a hymn?
It could be both, as in two;
Or it could be also too.
Oh, the english language could confuse you,
A good place to think might be under a yew,
Holding a lamb and petting a ewe.


We might ask some linguists, but they’re
In a meeting, discussing it there.
This dilemma truly is real,
To the point it will make you reel!
It’s true that we have all been taught,
So it stands to reason that we ought
To figure this puzzle out,
But there is no doubt
English is at least half
A reason to have a good laugh!

Published by lifehelps

I am like a rich tapestry, full of texture and color. I'm a musician, composer, poet, gardener, homemaker and friend. I worked as anLCSW for 22 years; as a socialworker for 26 years all told. Before that, I was a rehabilitation teacher. My passion is to come alongside others; to empower and bless them. That is why you will find plenty of variety in my blog. Two very important things to know about me is that I am a life-long learner - An explorer and sojourner. I also belong to the Lord, before you get tweeked out: I am not saying I am "religious." There is a huge difference between all of the rules and empty practice that often gets associated with Christianity and the kind of life that comes from being in a relationship with the loving God. May you find encouragement, inspiration, insight, good ideas and a laugh or two as you read my posts and comments.

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