I think I will go crazy one day dear mom!
English is so confusing and confounding O lord!
The table has two pairs of legs but refuses to walk
The chair has arms but can only rock!
The hands of the clock are useless there
For neither can they clap nor comb my hair!
And the comb has teeth but never bites
Whereas the shoe has a tongue and still bites!
The ear of corn is the most useless of all
It can never ever hear when I call!
The heart of the artichoke never beats
The nose of the aeroplane never leaks!
Oh! Mom, please help me, I will go crazy!
For there’s frog in my throat and butterflies in my tummy,
Now, don’t you panic or throw a tantrum
Mom!! I think that the cat has got my tongue!
I wrote this poem for little ones who struggle to understand the nuances of a language that is not their mother tongue. I hope you will enjoy it.