Stanley Cooper

Rookie - 20 Points (August 4th,1926 / New York City)

Stanley Cooper Poems

1. To Late To Early 10/28/2005
2. Linguistic Anguish 11/1/2005
3. Preposterous 12/9/2005
4. Ill Logic 12/5/2005
5. Dead Eye Dick 2/19/2006
6. Tattoo-Ing Tom-Fool-Ery 2/19/2006
7. Freudian Slippage 2/23/2006
8. Word Metamorphoses 2/23/2006
9. Road To Nowhere 3/9/2006
10. Between The Lines 3/9/2006
11. My Long Agos 4/9/2006
12. The Essence Of Me? 4/10/2006
13. Younger Generation 4/10/2006
14. Platitudes 4/11/2006
15. Well Almost 4/17/2006
16. Digression Lesson 4/19/2006
17. Shackled In Absolutes 4/27/2006
18. Parents Should Know Better 4/18/2006
19. Changed 4/28/2006
20. What's A Guy To Do? 5/8/2006
21. Words 1/23/2006
22. Potpourri 1/25/2006
23. Pinnochio 1/25/2006
24. Immaculate Deception 1/26/2006
25. Delight 1/28/2006
26. Crazies 1/28/2006
27. Cocka Doodle Doos 1/30/2006
28. Thespians 1/30/2006
29. Iambic Pentameter 1/31/2006
30. A Safe Bet 2/4/2006
31. Romancing The Beard 2/3/2006
32. Re-Inventing The Wheel 2/8/2006
33. Inevitable 2/10/2006
34. My Golden Glow 1/4/2006
35. Ready Or Not 1/4/2006
36. Ungodly Wars 1/4/2006
37. Busy 1/5/2006
38. Waddduyaknow 1/6/2006
39. Poems Yet Unwritten 1/6/2006
40. Infinite Scheme 1/6/2006
Best Poem of Stanley Cooper

Punctuation

Punctuation, stepchild tool of writing
Does not get it’s write-ful due
If we stopped this literate slighting
It would be a literal coup

The period we see as a dot
Has such a vital essence
The reason we use it a lot
Is to forestall a run-on sentence.

Colons: are sometimes used
To act as sentencing braces
Colons called semi; help us fuse
Connecting multiple phrases

To combine a compound adjective
The hyphen-comes into play
Question marks? are for the inquisitive
While commas, show delay

If writing is your avocation
And hope ...

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Linguistic Anguish

I suffer so with linguistic anguish
At corruption of our English language
Spouting double negative pollution
Ascertains no positive conclusion

There ain’t no sense, I have to say
In speaking in this kind of way
I seem to find it most confounding
Why double negatives remain abounding

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