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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

			

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Date: 7/16/2019 4:44:00 PM
Oh I just love personification and I love how you’ve done this one Janice! Cute, clever, witty and stylish! A fave!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 7/16/2019 6:30:00 PM
Thanks a million, Nina! Janice
Date: 7/8/2019 9:15:00 PM
Brilliant poem Janice, written in clear, punctuated English, what a treat to read. An amazing tribute to a simple dot - unbelievable! Best regards, Peter
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 7/8/2019 10:34:00 PM
Peter, THANK YOU so much! Janice
Date: 7/2/2019 7:00:00 AM
I am glad this poem won. Who else could make a period sound so terrific? Nobody. It took you!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 7/2/2019 9:17:00 AM
Caren, your comment has made my day. THANK YOU! Janice
Date: 7/1/2019 7:45:00 PM
Cute! The period is simply the best. (See what I did there.)
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 7/1/2019 8:35:00 PM
Yep! Thanks, Kim! :-)
Date: 6/24/2019 7:10:00 PM
G'day Janice … you've certainly excelled with this verse Janice. I did enjoy reading it - thank you - Lindsay
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 6/24/2019 9:30:00 PM
Thanks so much, Lindsay. Janice
Date: 6/22/2019 8:01:00 PM
Oh, I just love this, Janice. I was enchanted with each and every line. A delightfully creative and charming poem. Congratulations on your excellent win with this enthralling personification. A fav! Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 6/22/2019 8:59:00 PM
Thank you for this GREAT comment, Susan! Janice
Date: 6/16/2019 3:53:00 PM
bravo! this is absolutely magical, janice! i love it!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 6/16/2019 4:16:00 PM
Thanks so much, Ilene. Janice
Date: 6/16/2019 9:01:00 AM
AH, on ode to the era of the period and a hope for its return.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 6/16/2019 12:05:00 PM
Yes, indeed, John! Thanks for the comment. Janice
Date: 6/16/2019 7:41:00 AM
This is such a brilliant poem..I enjoyed every word..kudos for your originality, Janice. An excellent write--sure to win at the TOP.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 6/16/2019 12:06:00 PM
Vijay, thanks a million for your comment! Janice