Stanley Cooper

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

Stanley Cooper Poems

481. William, Ludvig And Vincent 8/28/2006
482. Winning The Peace 7/17/2006
483. Wistful Remembering 5/29/2006
484. With Loving Deference 3/10/2007
485. Without Commercials 3/18/2006
486. Word Metamorphoses 2/23/2006
487. Words 1/23/2006
488. Words In Tandem 9/15/2009
489. Words Of Length 1/2/2007
490. Work Of The Devil 4/19/2008
491. Writing Poetry 4/21/2008
492. You’re Full Of It 5/23/2010
493. Younger Generation 4/10/2006
494. Your Not Too Golden Age 9/12/2007
495. You'Re The Top 5/17/2006
496. You'Ve Been Around Awhile 2/22/2006
497. Yucca Mountain Blues 2/9/2007
Best Poem of Stanley Cooper


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 ...

Read the full of Punctuation

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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