IT'S NOT I!

 
The rules of grammar I have found
Place me upon uncertain ground
The thing called Predicate Subjective
Flatly issues a Directive
So if I say "Hello, itís me"
Iím guilty of near blasphemy
Those rules on which I must rely
Demand I state instead "Itís I"

And furthermore, remember when
Some friends arrive, donít say "Itís them!"
They tell us that the proper way
To speak is to announce "Itís They!"

If this all seems a little strange
And if I seem a bit deranged
I did not make the rules this way
It was those other folk- ĎTwas They

I think that Iíll create a school
Defining a new Golden Rule
Which lets me state quite comfortably
Not I- not They- but just "Itís me"

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