Alan W. Jankowski

Freshman - 662 Points (March 16,1961 / Perth Amboy, New Jersey)

Arrested By The Grammar Police - Poem by Alan W. Jankowski

It seems that lately I can’t get no peace,
From all those so-called Grammar Police,
Who for some reason think that I should care,
The difference between there, they’re and their.

They want to analyze everything I say,
Just waiting for me to lie when I want to lay,
And I really think they just do it because,
They want to further some petty cause.

So, what I do is I mess with there head,
I write the word red when I really mean read,
And I couldn’t care less if they throe a fit,
Should I confuse the words elicit with illicit.

And it really don’t phase me if I’m derelict,
By writing something like “cause and affect, ”
I’ll just stare and say “Whatcha gonna do? ”
If I want to write that the sky is blew.

Though I really shutter at the very thought,
I’ll try to be discrete and not get caught,
But if they should arrest me and throe me in jail,
Just bee sure and come and post my bale.

05-06-12.

Topic(s) of this poem: humor, humour, poetry, writing


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Yeah, all you Grammar Police...here what I gotta say...and btw, this one was inspired by an article Craig Hart, editor of The Rusty Nail, posted on his Facebook page...

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/24/2015 2:08:00 PM)


    Wonderfully expressed poem shared with wise mind.10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015



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