Ode to the Period
I know you're just a tiny dot,
but in the world of writing, not
a mark more powerful exists.
When thoughts get jammed up, you insist
they separate and free your spot.
When composition chaos reigns,
you enter. Sentences regain
their clarity. There's none like you.
The comma and conjunction do
their part, but champion you remain.
We both perform our jobs with verve.
I, semicolon, also serve
to punctuate; but I’m not strong
like YOU, my hero. Am I wrong
to want you? I know; I’ve got nerve!
I’ve been in love with you for years.
Now, please allay this lady’s fears
and say you love and want me too!
I’ll bid my loneliness adieu.
Our friends, the question marks, will cheer.
June 16, 2019, entered in Brian Strand's Your Choice (10) Personification Poetry Contest
Copyright © Janice Canerdy | Year Posted 2019