I surprised some of you this week by saying not to worry about making mistakes so much.  I don't mean don't try to pass your exams and tests, they are important because you need those little pieces of paper, but don't let fear stop you from experimenting with English.  One of the top UK poets (I had the privilege of seeing him perform in Nottingham once) Benjamin Zephaniah, might convince you, if I can't.  Double negatives, grammar all turned about, but it forms part of the poem and it works! 

 

Your house is
Falling down
Around
Your
Feet,
And you got
Nought
To eat,
Don't worry
Be happy.

  

Your fish
Have drowned
You wear
A frown,
You search
But you don't
Have a pound (or a dollar),
Don't worry
Be happy.

You haven't got
Nowhere to
Play,
Just balconies
And
Motorways,
Don't worry
Be happy.

You meet
Someone
You really like,
They tell you to
Get on your bike,
Don't worry
Be happy.

You're on your bike
And all is fine,
You get caught
In a washing line,
Don't worry
Be happy.

You go to school
The school is
Gone,
The Government
Put pressure on,
Don't worry
Be happy.

Your tea is
Dry
Your ice is
Hot,
Your head is
Tied up in a
Knot,

Don't worry
Be happy.
You worry
Because
You're hurrying,
And hurry
Because
You're worrying,
Don't happy
Be worried. 

Here he is reading the poem.