Alphabet Nonsense

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

Their great-great-Latin-grandfathers.


8 thoughts on “Alphabet Nonsense

  1. uhm… Alpha and Beta are ancient Greeks… but the Romans copied everything from the Greeks, so I understand the confusion with Latin! 😉
    Lovely poem! 😀

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