Ravinder Kumar Soni

Gold Star - 28,456 Points (05/04/1944 / Delhi)

Punctuation Marks - Poem by Ravinder Kumar Soni

We use punctuation marks rather too freely
As essentials to space and segregate our thoughts
The comforting comma and the semicolon
The decisive apostrophe and the full stop
The rare hyphens
And also the brackets that openly hide our thoughts
And we are made to interrogate with a question mark
We never needed these aids before
Did we
Have we ever thought
Why do we emphasize when the writing is already legible
Why do we need to disambiguate when there are no doubts to resolve
Why do we surrender to inventions when our intentions are clean
Why do we have our expressions regulated when the meanings are clear
It is a shame that we do this most often

Our writing is no longer a mystery
Our phrases and sentences are exposed
We cannot say anything leaving it hidden or unsaid
We have lost the way to search and find
The slight is on us

Topic(s) of this poem: expression, language, writing


Comments about Punctuation Marks by Ravinder Kumar Soni

  • Robert Murray Smith (4/18/2018 10:54:00 PM)

    Ravinder, my dear brother poet, none of us are sensible. We all follow each other.

    Regards
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/18/2018 10:50:00 PM)

    Every expression is regulated with meaning. Punctuation Marks help us a lot to identify and analyse proper meaning with due respect. An amazing informative poem is brilliantly penned...10 (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Poem Edited: Monday, July 2, 2018


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