26 Friends

26 Friends

by Elizabeth Challinor

26 friends

Jostling for a place

Ready to be moved around

At anybody's whim

But there are rules

I before E

Except after C

Which are broken

All the time


Usage has it

You are no longer well

You are good

And them shoes

Have walked the streets

Of Beautiful Britain

For as long as I can remember


Of grumpy grammar teachers

26 friends waiting in a line

Bursting with potential

The possibilities

Are infinite

Dedicated to you, dad, for obvious reasons!

Elizabeth Challinor