Staff Writer Jeff Davis composes a poem for the website responsible for them passing their Spanish courses.
Please alloweth me to sing unto you your praises
I consistently worship at your altar
I prostrate myself before you
A humble supplicant
Who alloweth me to actually finish
My Blink Learning assignments
Without cracking my skull open on my keyboard
O SpanishDict.com, you
Whose name I’m unable to utter without
sounding like I’m saying “dick”
As someone in SPAN 2101
Should I understand the indirect object?
But you, SpanishDict.com
Sit ever in patience
Never casting judgement like a long shadow
Will I ever comprehend
The arcane mysteries of the subjunctive?
Shall I spend hours in meditation, asking
“Okay, but are the future and the conditional conjugations
The same thing because that’s supposed to be helpful
But honestly now I’m just more confused?
Am I even thinking of the right verb forms?”
You have the answers that I seek
Like the Oracle at Delphi
Full of ancient wisdom
Because of you
I don’t have to ask my native speaker friends
To look over my assignments just one more time
I throw myself at your feet
I am yours, forever
Eternally loyal and true
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