Brian Patten

(7 February 1946 / Liverpool / England)

Gust Becos I Cud Not Spel - Poem by Brian Patten

Gust becos I cud not spel
It did not mean I was daft
When the boys in school red my riting
Some of them laffed

But now I am the dictater
They have to rite like me
Utherwise they cannot pas
Ther GCSE

Some of the girls were ok
But those who laffed a lot
Have al bean rownded up
And hav recintly bean shot

The teecher who corrected my speling
As not been shot at al
But four the last fifteen howers
As bean standing up against a wal

He has to stand ther until he can spel
Figgymisgrugifooniyn the rite way
I think he will stand ther for ever
I just inventid it today


Comments about Gust Becos I Cud Not Spel by Brian Patten

  • Gold Star - 19,385 Points Kim Barney (2/2/2015 5:04:00 PM)

    This is the funniest thing I've seen for quite some time. I have voted it a ten. (Report) Reply

    2 person liked.
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  • Rookie - 12 Points Martin O'Neill (3/8/2012 2:39:00 PM)

    I luv dick taters/. I voted for im. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Chuck Audette (9/13/2006 10:13:00 AM)

    Is this poem about G. Bush? I've seen the note he wrote to C. Rice, and he does like torture.... Hmmm... -chuck (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Sallie Howson (12/2/2004 9:09:00 AM)

    isn't this poem wonderful? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 16, 2003



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