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If I Say

Posted by MFish Profile 06/16/21 at 06:44AM Share Humor See more by MFish

If I say, "I have read,"
it sounds like head,
or I will read,
sounds like deed
or perhaps a reed.
By adding a "Y",
the word becomes ready
and is pronounced like "Betty."
It does not mean I've read,
more like I'm ready to read.
Funny this English language is.

If I say retreat
or turn back.
Try to release,
letting it go
or redo,
do it again
and repeat,
do it once more
or reword,
supply a new word.
How about reduce"?
making it smaller
or use resize.
I like remain,
staying here
or remaining.
A different meaning,
the word result.
How something did end.
Then remember,
capturing an event.
to live once more
or use resurface,
to change a cabinet
or floor.
to see it again
or resow,
spreading more seed,
or replant
a new deed.

A Comment by Loy

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Loy • 06/17/2021 at 05:09PM • Like 1 Profile

Good poem. Reminds me of when I had Japanese students living with us who were here to learn English and trying to explain the rules and all the exceptions. "how come" is a challenge to explain...

A Comment by MFish

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MFish • 06/17/2021 at 10:02PM • Like Profile

Thank you, Loy. So many times I don't know where these thoughts come from.

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