Humor Poetry posted July 4, 2022


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Joking about my aversion to poor grammar

Just Kiddin'

by Verna Cole Mitchell

I'm not a fussy person,
But when it comes to grammar,
I think those who use it wrong
Should be put in the slammer.

I'm just a bit fastidious
For verbs not in right tenses,
And writers who skip back and forth
Should come to their right senses.

Reacting rather strangely
To subject-verb mistakes,
I grimace when I see them,
And then I get the shakes.

I might be too meticulous
For pronoun subjects use,
But when they're placed objectively,
That's serious abuse.

Words should be spelled correctly.
In fact, it's necessary.
I'm proposing folks who don't
Be hit with dictionaries.

It's true I have an awful fit
For stray apostrophes
When found where they do not belong
Or not where they should be.

I'm not a fussy person,
But when it comes to grammar,
I think those who use it wrong
Should be put in the slammer.



Not funny but funny writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a humorous or silly poem about something you dislike. Any style of poetry is welcomed. Length is up to you. See announcement for ideas.


It's okay with me for any meter use purists to have a hissy fit!
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