My Penmanship Is Pretty Bad

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My penmanship is pretty bad.
My printing’s plainly awful.
In truth, my writing looks so sad
it ought to be unlawful.

I try but, still, I must confess
my writing looks like scribbles.
My pencil makes a painful mess.
My ballpoint leaks and dribbles.

My letters take up so much space
they nearly can’t be read.
The ones that should be lowercase
are capitals instead.

My p’s and q’s and R’s and b’s
are backward half the time.
When letters look as bad as these
it’s probably a crime.

My cursive’s utter lack of style
will make you want to curse.
But, even so, I have to smile;
my teacher’s writing’s worse.