The comma never stands alone,
It’s carefully aligned
with words on either side of it
that keep it well confined.
The exclamation mark stands tall,
a rigid, lofty stake.
So confident, so self-assured,
it has a point to make.
The full stop leads an easy life,
indeed, a life in clover.
What lies ahead’s of no concern,
what lies behind is over.
But spare a thought for question marks,
hunch-backed and somewhat hollow.
Are they perhaps concerned about
the answers that may follow?
- Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #19