My English Sucks …..[english ('poor') : Almost Medium Length; Education And Life; Ph- Inspired] Poem by Bri Edwards

My English Sucks …..[english ('poor') : Almost Medium Length; Education And Life; Ph- Inspired]

Rating: 4.5

When I were schooled english wernt my thing.
My scores in English lurning no bells done ring.
Yea I grajaded but ain't english smart ….no lie!
Come end a school year the teach said 'By Bri.'

Was same in bilogy, math, jografy all that stuff.
I done did my best and guess my best were enough.
I did done grate at ball games and in trak run the mile.
I was a THREEletter man and made them girls smile.

I got payed for pumpin gas an turned 18 served my Nation.
For 'Bravry Under Fire' in the NAM I were town sensation.
Back home, all tired, I done gone back to the gas station …..
and worked evry week I culd with no vacasion.

One thing lurned what done good for me was fixin cars.
I worked with shirt of to show of my many NAM scars.
A day done come I met a girl from my dreams.
We got now three kids and life is good it seams.

I think my English done even proved a litle bit ….
but if it don't I don't' mind cuz I is happy an don't give no shit.

(August 29,2014)

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Please read my 2018 addition to my Poet's Notes. There is a sequel to the poem you just read. :) bri

Friday, August 29, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: humorous,life,family life
[[ my note added on March...22nd...2018 ]]:i have a sequel poem, My Inglish Sucks - 2.

It may be found using this link on PH:


[ my original 2014 notes ]:


i was challenged by my PH friend Kanav Justa (whose 'english' i sometimes 'correct') to write a poem entitled 'My English Sucks'.he also said something about using incorrect grammar.WELL, WHAT IS GRAMMAR? ?i read the following Wikipedia article fromand still don't know if i understand what grammar is in its totality.[how's THAT for a word: 'totality'! ? ]
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'The term grammar is often used by non-linguists with a very broad meaning. As Jeremy Butterfield puts it, 'Grammar is often a generic way of referring to any aspect of English that people object to.'[1] However, linguists use it in a much more specific sense. Speakers of a language have a set of internalised rules[2] for using that language. This is a grammar, and the vast majority of the information in it is acquired—at least in the case of one's native language—not by conscious study or instruction, but by observing other speakers; much of this work is done during infancy. Learning a language later in life usually involves a greater degree of explicit instruction.[3]

The term 'grammar' can also be used to describe the rules that govern the linguistic behaviour of a group of speakers. The term 'English grammar, ' therefore, may have several meanings. It may refer to the whole of English grammar—that is, to the grammars of all the speakers of the language—in which case, the term encompasses a great deal of variation.[4] Alternatively, it may refer only to what is common to the grammars of all, or of the vast majority of English speakers (such as subject-verb-object word order in simple declarative sentences) . Or it may refer to the rules of a particular, relatively well-defined variety of English (such as Standard English) .'
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SO SOME OF MY WRITING MAY BE POOR GRAMMAR.I KNOW SOME OF IT IS POOR SPELLING.I HAVE NOT CAPITALIZED THE WORD 'english'.i have left out some apostrophes. generally i have paid attention to the rules of capitalization and punctuation as i know them.SORRY KANAV if this poem is not 'sucky' enough.

THERE ARE SO MANY 'MISTAKES' that i won't bother to point all of them out now.if i receive a request from a reader who leaves a decent (meaning more than ten words) comment i may go to the trouble to spell out all of my errors.
i will point out just a few things which i mean to be 'poor english'.

1the use of 'done' as in 'a day done come'.usually i would write 'a day came'.

2some use of 'were' as in 'my best were enough'.usually i would write 'my best was enough/good enough'.

3i want to point out more, but i 'have to' move on........

Madathil Rajendran Nair 18 December 2016

Loved this poem which PH has rated your best. Bri, you will go down in history as the inventor of sensible spelling for the great Queen's language English. God bless you and your sense of humour. (10)

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Paul Brookes 15 October 2016

This is too funny and yet bittersweet oh so clever I really couldn't stop laughing I shall add this to my fav. list Great piece. I think sonetimes people are too stuck on correct grammar and forget some poets who submit poems here have English as their second language now me I have it as my first and still can't get to grips with grammar

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Tomas Prato 17 December 2016

No doubt. I think you should write your comments and reviews in verse. That will cut out the verbiage. No need for explanations. The poem speaks for itself. It's a tenner!

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Kim Barney 24 May 2015

I read this poem (and left a comment) a couple of months ago, but I had to come back and read it again. Love it!

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Shahzia Batool 10 June 2015

You must have done the same hard work in committing deliberate mistakes in this as the non-native users of language do to keep their grammar correct... and if you find any mistake in my comment, then take it as the effect of your poem... Interesting poem Bri :)

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Bharati Nayak 24 December 2023

I have read this poem several times, but have not given any comments.It is too perfect a poem for any evaluation.

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Bri Edwards 24 December 2023


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Bri Edwards 24 December 2023

A recent visit to this poem by a new-to-me PH member has allowed me to be shocked & very pleased to see & read many comments I did not know OR forgot that I'd received. The latest comment(s) has not yet shown up, typical 'these days' on this FREE-to-enjoy site, PH! ! o

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Rod M.Peters 29 November 2023

I read it to myself with a hillbilly drawl, as if I was one of the mountain scumbags that stalked Burt Reynolds' canoeing party in 'Deliverance', and turned out to be even more amusing.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 05 October 2023

It gives me pleasure to revisit this amazing poem! Stay blessed dear Bri

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