Friday, August 29, 2014

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

Rating: 4.4
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
Bri Edwards
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........

Panagiota Romios 21 October 2020
Loved this poem, Bri.5 stars that I cannot do Thnx 2 boneheaded technology. Thank you for the message. You are creative. Panagiota xx
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Suresh Kumar Ek 18 October 2020
A poet can change the language Nice experiment Thanks
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Late October 30 July 2020
Yeah, my english sucks too. Very much so.
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Sarah Shahzad 21 December 2019
I thought this was a very nice piece of poetry..
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Mamunur Rahman Kayes 30 November 2019
A day done come I met a girl from my dreams. We got now three kids and life is good it seams.....beautiful
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Solomon Senxer 13 November 2019
This poem is hilarious! I love it!
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Aniruddha Pathak 12 September 2019
I re-read this one and realized that YOUR English doesn't suck as bad as most of the " poets" on this site. (Report) , I agree with this. But it occurs to me that writing the English that sucks, must be more strenuous than writing the normal one that does not. Good fun.
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A B Faniki 01 September 2019
Oh And thanks for pulling our leg no english indeed. Cheers
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A B Faniki 01 September 2019
Well what can I say english or no english d images are dere n dey tel a story. Keep writin is great
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Vaibhav Simha 27 July 2019
A " prudent tactic" I'd say, for this debilitates me from pointing out the " true mistakes" . This poem made me smile (and laugh in numerous instances) . Thank you for this light (if I can say so) poem.
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