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Punctuation

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Punctuation

Morning is a question mark – 
Serenity or drama?
Afternoon’s a semi-colon,
Period or comma.

If the day’s routine,
You’d list its parts behind a colon:
Ordinary expectations 
Keep those hours rollin’.

Hyphens give one pause, though things
May not be out of joint.
What you must be careful of’s
The exclamation point.

For this little bugger
May show anger, joy or fear.
Many people would prefer
It never would appear.

Punctuation rules the day
And shows us what we’ve got.
Nighttime comes and then we’re left
With dot and dot and dot…

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  1. Date: 11/23/2014 6:08:00 PM
    More than clever...it's brilliant! Congrats on the win although it looks as though I'm a little late in my delivery. Hope you can forgive me...Terry

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 11:57:00 AM
    Congrats on your win

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 8:37:00 AM
    Ilene congratulations! Cleverly written. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 7:34:00 AM
    So clever and fun Ilene, love it!

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 6:38:00 AM
    What a "cool" poem.. dot, dot , dot.! Should be in first. congrats. BG

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 2:07:00 AM
    Congratulations. Facing this. Rick

    Zablocki Avatar Rick Zablocki
    Date: 5/8/2013 2:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I meant faving.
  1. Date: 5/7/2013 9:55:00 PM
    ILENE Congratulations :-) thanks for taking your time entering my contest. Goodnight~ LINDA

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 9:23:00 PM
    I am speechless... (almost!) This is so ingenious and inventive and brought a smile to my face. BRAVO Ilene!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 4:40:00 PM
    Thank goodness for the evening when the period takes a pause. For if we go on exclamating we'd run out of cause. Peace! :)

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 1:09:00 AM
    hey, this is very cool. As a grammar teaching ,I am FAVING this one!!!