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Punkchewayshun and Spelling

Such a grammar fiend, is this thing called punctuation.
A huge plethora of mind numbing aggravation.

Commas, periods and parenthesis too;
colons and semicolons; what's a writer to do?

In spelling, I used to make only straight A's.
Now I blow up spell check most every day.

I could avoid punctuation; write only Haiku,
but I'm no quitter; to myself I must be true.

My teacher always told me, "If you can't spell a word,
look it up in the dictionary." Silliest thing I ever heard.

All the words are there in column after column,
but, how to look them up, if you can't even spellum?!



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  1. Date: 7/22/2014 12:46:00 AM

    hahaha, Love what you told Dr. Upma down here. I do, however, think this is a cool poem!!
  1. Date: 7/22/2014 12:44:00 AM

    hahaha, I used to wonder the same thing , how to look up a word you can't spell if you can't spell it to look it up?? Great ending on this one, dear. With google now, we can just guess at a spelling and it just shoots the word back at us!! You DO have an unintentional spelling mistake in here. CAn you guess what it is? It's something a person can fall into after a horrible accident and sometimes never wake up from!!
  1. Date: 7/21/2014 9:46:00 PM

    English class was my worst subject in school. I always dreaded getting the homework, because proper grammar was so difficult to understand. However, spelling was my best subject and I was even in the 7th grade spelling bee!.... I loved the clever and humorous title of this poem! A great write, Arlene!
  1. Date: 7/21/2014 5:32:00 PM

    Oh I enjoyed this, Arlene!!!!! Hope I did not insert too many punkchewayshun marks! Love your sense of humour:) // paul
  1. Date: 7/21/2014 5:26:00 AM

    That's awesome Arlene my dear friend,, loved the title much,, gl in contest!
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 9:37:00 PM

    Awesome way to go Arlene... This poem tells the truth, though... GL in the contest... Verlena :0))s.
  1. Date: 7/20/2014 9:35:00 PM

    Hi, I really like this. Brings me back to school, sweating over the dictionary. But your poem has a lot more positive feeling to it. Best of luck in the contest!