by Phyllis Halloran
I'm trying hard to learn to read,
But what's a kid to do
When there's a NO and a GO and a SO and a HO
And then there's a word like TO?
Reading BONE and CONE and LONE and TONE
Can almost be kind of fun.
But I get upset when I have to believe
That D-O-N-E spells DONE!
It's plain to see a kid like me
Sure needs a helping hand.
No matter how much I really try,
I just don't understand.
I'm trying hard to learn to read.
Somehow that's what I'll do.
But for now if you'll just read to me,
Somehow I'll read to you.