Awkward Alphabet

Awkward Alphabet

A Poem by Debbie Barry

Just a little rhyme that popped into my head, probably under the influence of Walter Crane.


Awkward Alphabet


Zephram zip’d on a zephyr;

Quincy quoted the queen;

Xerxes wish’d for words with X,

But none were to be seen.

© 2018 Debbie Barry

Author's Note

Debbie Barry
Initial reactions and constructive criticism welcome. Yes, I realize there are words that start with X.

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Added on July 27, 2018
Last Updated on July 27, 2018
Tags: poem, nursery rhyme, children, letters, alphabet, alliteration, words beginning with x


Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI

I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..