Your Name, Please


Juan told Wong

one word each day.

Wong helped Juan

know what to say.


Serge saw Raj

get on the bus.

Raj knew Serge

took class with us.


Jacques heard Shaq

come down the hall.

Shaq said, “Jacques,

give me a call!”


Quyen gave Zhen

some great advice.

Zhen thought Quyen

was always nice.


We have names

from many lands.

Not the same

we understand.


We learn more

as days go by.

We will know

more words to try.

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