Q it UP!

Q is a letter
that sounds like a word
spelled without it:
c-u-e,

That looks like an O
with a little pigtail
hanging down from
its little Q booty.

Q rarely is seen
without U by its side
(but don’t make a big deal,
Q, too, has its pride)

A dependent letter
with an independent mind
is Q.

TREND SLETTER

A winner
A whiner
A dinner
A diner
A rose smelling nose
A nose smelling rose
A mine of mint
A line of lint
A class
A glass
A mist
A mast.
By removal or swap
The change of one letter
Can transform the world
Sometimes worse, sometimes better.

great Separator

S appears crooked
but it’s a straight line
that separates many and one:

The tall fence between
a taste and a lot
of cookies or pieces of gum.

Take a singular thing,
tack to it one S,
and instantly there is more of it ;

That’s how this two-turned
pluralizer divides
with skill that most barriers covet.

(Drawing: PaC) (Drawing: PaC)

POOR U

Whenever you’re feeling
unsure what to do

Then you know what it’s like
every day to be U

Who starts out one way
then turns ‘round halfway through,

no letter’s less decisive
or, maybe, more confused.

Perhaps U’s resemblance
to a horseshoe

Dragged U through the mud
so U’s ego got bruised.

And if U didn’t have
spare ego to lose,

Then U probably grew sheepish.
Imagine, wouldn’t you?

So if one day self-doubt
jams you up with the blues,

Think how hard it would be
if your mirror showed U.

Hhhooray!

H is a letter that sounds like a word
spelled a-t-c-h-e,
that looks like one rung on the alphabet ladder
that stretches from A to Z.

H can give a lift
even when h is small,
and resembles
a ladderback chair,

So when H appears
Instead of “Ho-hum,”
Think,
“A humble helping hero is here!”

makE no mistakE

A-I-O and-U agree
in their eternal love for E,
that vitamin that helps the vowels
sound like who they be.

When a mat needs a mate
or a lobe comes from a lob,
when the slim become slime
that’s ol’ E on the job.

Who can make a rat rate?
can make a shin shine?
can make a hug huge?
or make a fin fine?

E looks like an afterthought
tacked there on the tail
but without E on occasion
the vowels self-esteem might fail.

So when tin must be a tine
When a lug must luge
When a pin need be pine
just one letter will do.

EvidEncE – Except in baseball, Es are tremendously helpful.

Mmm, Mmm. Good.

M is the camel of letters
recognizable for its two humps.
Without them both, m would be n,
as in neasles,
conputer,
and nunps.

M comfortably takes on the task
of being the milestone
halfway on the road
through Alphabetowne
‘tween A’s aura and the Z-zone.

And though M sounds like
M starts with an e
eh-hem
that isn’t the case.

M is his own man:
A pivotal camel shaped pal
Midway through the race.

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DON’T LOOK CLOSE:  Look far.  And you May just see an M in this iMage from
the Mellow Mushroom, Oak Street, New Orleans.  YuMM.