’Tis easy to sea,
English does confuse,
Simply wright a word,
Or is it right a word?
Or rite a word?
Write there are four words,
All sound the same,
But used incorrectly,
Now let’s see,
Wright is a given name,
And of old described a profession that today we name mechanic,
But still in use today,
Do you know a millwright?
And right is a direction or used to express correctness,
Write? Well that’s what we do with a pen or more often of late a computer,
Rite is what we practice in religion,
Especially when we don’t really believe,
Or getting a drivers license is an American rite of passage.
Ah there are more that I could tell,
Words that confuse and confound,
If I did no other work would I do!
© 2010 Vic Jones