An Ode to the Spelling Chequer

Prays the Lord for the spelling chequer

That came with our pea sea!

Mecca mistake and it puts you rite

Its so easy to ewes, you sea,


I never used to no, was it e before eye?

(Four sometimes its eye before e.)

But now I've discovered that quay to success.

It's as simple as won, too, free!


Sew watt if you lose a letter or two,

The whirled won't come two an end!

Can't you sea?  It's a plane as the knows on yore face--

S. Chequer's my very best friend.


I've always had trubble with letters that double

"Is it one or to S's?" I'd wine.

But now, as I've tolled you, this chequer is grate

And its hi thyme you got won, like mine.

--Janet E. Byford