Those spelling rules we learned, Ive feared,
Do not apply when things get weird.
In fact, that very words a sample
Of how supposed rules trample;
For I must come before an E
Unless they choose to follow C.
But funny thing that rule has sneered
When word itself involved is weird.
Yes, weird a word of ancient mintage
Deriving from old English vintage.
So take all these lessons and see how theyve veered;
No matter the spelling, it always looks weird.