Punctuation Marks - Poem by Tan Pratonix
The full stop and the comma
Had an argument.
The full stop said, “It’s over! ”
But the comma would not relent.
The semi-colon joined in
And tried to say his piece,
There was just a longer pause,
But the battle would not cease.
The question mark raised a doubt,
The exclamation point
Stood up and shouted, ‘Please shut up! ’
The brackets also joined
The fray with hyphen and dash,
When along came quotation marks,
With oblique (or forward slash) ,
And what do you think happened that day?
There was a terrible clash!
No punctuation mark survived
On that bizarre poetry site.
Grammarians and those who parse
(Skilled writers) had a fright.
But the sentences and clauses
Couldn’t care more or less,
They went on in their pickled way
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