Miss Pronounce

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Miss Pronounce is hard to hear.
She always seems to mumble,
and even when her words are clear
they’re something of a jumble.

She rambles indistinctly,
with her face behind her hand,
or says things so succinctly
that we cannot understand.

She speaks in cryptic riddles
unaware that she’s confusing,
then takes her thumbs and twiddles
and she mutters while she’s musing.

Miss Understand retired
and her service will be missed,
for Miss Pronounce was hired
as our new Speech Therapist.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 7

Topics: School Poems


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