Dennis N. O'Brien
Dennis N. O'Brien Poems
- The Twelve Apostrophes There once were twelve ...
- Perspective To see the Earth from a distant Star Would give ...
- The Jesus Bird He profits from extended toes, As o'er the ...
- Sunset In Winter The amber glow as day begins to die Behind...
- Propaganda Poets Lies only stand if the good are weak For ...
- Fame And Infamy The famous are by all the people praised And...
- Infinetry If the universe is of infinite size On just one ...
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The Twelve Apostrophes
There once were twelve apostrophes
Who'd served their English writers well,
But soon despite concerted pleas,
Their use had all but gone to hell.
The first to go was poor old you're,
Became just your, then out the door,
And closely followed by old it's,
Whose usefulness had had the fritz.
So it's was its, then we'd was wed,
And pretty soon poor that's was dead.
The next to go was faithful where's,
He's dead and buried - no one cares.
And number six was we're to were,
And that's to thats - another pair.
Then the apostrophe of who's, ...