Once upon a time,
The letter A took a walk.
She saw the letter B
And boy, she had a shock.
B was round where A was not,
And A was quite appalled.
But the letter B laughed at her,
And said “Try being small!”
When A became a she realized
That she had some roundness, too.
She sought out B and asked him if
He’d be her friend, real and true.
So A and B had lots of fun
And paired up for many words,
Like abbey, abort and able,
Abolish, abet and absurd.
They were friends for many years,
And they met some other letters,
And they learned never to think
Of themselves as anyone’s betters.
A and B liked C and D,
And many others as well,
They were a band of twenty-six,
The spellers and the spelled.
But A and B have special status,
They’re nobler than the others,
For the alphabet is named after