“Sssh” he said, “now don’t you cry”
as he took her by the shoulders,
she reluctantly, met his eyes.
She said, “There is something I need to question,
here, that I would like to mention;
Can you please, stop and explain,
your breaks and separations”? she exclaimed
Turning away, she dropped down to her knees,
pleading repeatedly, “Can you help me, please?”
Muddled in helplessness, tears and sorrow,
she wondered, if he had actually known?
Flicking the hair out of her eyes,
trying to put, all of this together, in her mind.
Vulnerable and confused,
she didn’t know what to do.
Hatefully proud and not wanting to ask,
how she should accomplish this uncertain task.
She enquired, “Should I punctuate or not”?
I get all nervous, if I get it wrong, or I’ve forgot.
“Do commas, hyphens and apostrophes still belong?
It seems to me, that some are ignored, misused, or wrong.
These ‘points’ make sense, of what I’m trying to say,
Mark my words… Don’t take the punctuations away”!
Victoria Healing ~ 18.6.2019
Mark my words…
“Punctuation marks are like road signs; without them we just may get lost… Those who disagree are in their usual hurried state…not giving pause where a breath is due.” ― Nanette L. Avery