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TWELVE COMMAS-A Comma Conundrum

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TWELVE COMMAS-A Comma Conundrum

Today begins a comma conundrum.	
Writing poetry that must contain twelve.
Exactly twelve, no less, no more, will challenge us galore.
Laughing my head off, I now begin vying for fun fame.
Very curious I have become about the contest sponsor’s game
English writing requires commas to separate sentences, clauses, and lists.
 
Come on, now, one and all; join the comma fun!
Omit not a comma after clauses lest you cause your sentence to run!
Mistakes in comma usage send communications quickly askew. 
Meandering words upon the page can make a reader turn blue.
Adverbs such as: therefore, nevertheless, and furthermore need commas, too.
So, study sentence structure and tell comma usage mistakes adieu.


© January 27, 2012
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest: Tons of comma fun! 	
Sponsored by: Russell Sivey

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