Dots and squiggles are hard to do!
by cricketjeff on December 5, 2009. © Jeff Green, All rights reserved
And at the same time fudge a villanelle.
You wonder why I often rant and curse.
My “dot and squiggle” skills are getting worse,
And very soon I’ll prove it rather well;
Just watch me as I punctuate this verse.
In text and emails I can be quite terse;
That way the dots and commas go to Hell;
But here you’re bound to hear me rant and curse.
Perhaps it does me good if I rehearse.
If I go wrong somebody’s bound to tell
Me how I ought to punctuate this verse.
They’ll lock me up and I shall ask my nurse.
She’ll run to me each time I ring the bell,
How soon before she starts to rant and curse?
I’ve got a quid or two inside my purse,
And maybe there’s some things that I could sell.
Then I’ll pay Jim to punctuate this verse,
And never feel the need to rant and curse!
A “fudged villanelle”