Stevie Taite

Rookie - 318 Points (30th January 1973 / Kent, England)

Exception To The Rule - Poem by Stevie Taite

'I' before  'e' except after 'c'
Im afraid that rule wasn't  helpful to me!

I'm deficient at spelling and find it absurd
The incomprehensible weirdness of words

I'm reintroduced to the seismic array
Of words that don't follow the rules everyday!

My daughter is eight and
I hope she is free
 of this problem with words
that weighs heavy on me

My neighbour and I feel the  the same it would seem
We discuss the dilemma whilst sipping caffeine

It was all very foreign when  I was at school
Can you find the words that are breaking the rule?

Comments about Exception To The Rule by Stevie Taite

  • (11/26/2012 9:07:00 PM)

    So cleverly true. Had me smiling from 'deficient' on. (Report) Reply

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  • John Brown (9/6/2012 1:24:00 PM)

    Nice poem Stevie. I too wrote one on this subject, which was called, unsurprisingly 'Spelling' I thought you might like it. It doesn't make English any easier to follow, but it may give you a chuckle. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 10, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, August 10, 2012

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