The Abc

Rating: 4.6
'Twas midnight in the schoolroom
And every desk was shut
When suddenly from the alphabet
Was heard a loud "Tut-Tut!"

Said A to B, "I don't like C;
His manners are a lack.
For all I ever see of C
Is a semi-circular back!"

"I disagree," said D to B,
"I've never found C so.
From where I stand he seems to be
An uncompleted O."

C was vexed, "I'm much perplexed,
You criticise my shape.
I'm made like that, to help spell Cat
And Cow and Cool and Cape."

"He's right" said E; said F, "Whoopee!"
Said G, "'Ip, 'Ip, 'ooray!"
"You're dropping me," roared H to G.
"Don't do it please I pray."

"Out of my way," LL said to K.
"I'll make poor I look ILL."
To stop this stunt J stood in front,
And presto! ILL was JILL.

"U know," said V, "that W
Is twice the age of me.
For as a Roman V is five
I'm half as young as he."

X and Y yawned sleepily,
"Look at the time!" they said.
"Let's all get off to beddy byes."
They did, then "Z-z-z."
Friday, January 3, 2003
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COMMENTS
Dr Antony Theodore 25 November 2020
X and Y yawned sleepily, " Look at the time! " they said. " Let's all get off to beddy byes." They did, then " Z-z-z." What a kind of imagination. tony
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L Milton Hankins 11 October 2020
This poem makes so much sense! I enjoyed it very much, Spike!
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Leah R 10 August 2020
Wow all da boomers came here go away karens
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Lynn Crowther 02 April 2020
One of my favourite poems for children
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I like trains 22 January 2020
A good poem that I learned for a long time
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Ruairi 30 May 2019
the readers voice sounds like a robot
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maddison 20 March 2019
this is the best thing ever
3 1 Reply
PICHCU 09 March 2019
Hilllllllllllllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrriouuus ??????
5 3 Reply
Benjamin 06 June 2018
This poem is amazing, I love it
4 4 Reply
fatima 20 March 2018
why is it about the alphabet and why has it got so much speech in it
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