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Ode to a Comma...
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Just a light-hearted ditty about punctuation...

The comma,

such a little thing…

a common little curve,

yet beautiful and powerful

-adds meaning to our words


The comma,

oh, it gives one pause,

to think of what comes after.


The comma,

what a duplicitous tool…

divides the lists asunder;

but in its disconnecting,

it actually connects them.


The comma

manifests great strength.

It helps break up our thoughts,

and helps us to run on, and on,

and never really stop…


The comma,

oh, it gives one pause,

to think of all its power.


The comma

separates so many things,

like interjections from a sentence,

and names, and explanations, too.

It helps keep things in perspective.


The comma,

yes, a wondrous tool...

I use it all the time,

for it’s my favorite little bit

of common punctuation!


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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
Much wisdom in this write. Many facets depict a comma....M
Reviewed by Jerry Engler
Quite a fun write, Cryssa. You might add that we English speaking peoples could not have advanced culturally or industrially without the comma. Tribes who are in the stone age are commaless,and that must mean we have, shall we say, seperating each phrase carefully with our tool, comma-sense......Jerry
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald
Oh I know I should use them more, but I forget when lost in thought and writing. Great work
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota
I like commas but i must confess sometimes I wrong them real bad...
Reviewed by Linda Settles
You are so right Cryssa. Whoever said 'size matters' never knew the power of a comma!
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
I had never thought of that. Very clever. Blessings, j'nia
Reviewed by E T Waldron
You sure did the comma proud, and I'm with you I love it too!;-) Splendid poem, Cryssa!

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Adorably acute and delightfully informative...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
The only two words you can find in the encyclopedia are coma and comatose. Now we have read the poem above and are in complete accord with the author, but why that coma gives to so many a push to start a grammatical word than render us in comatose stand?
Who has the Rights to tell the writing world that them have Global Rights to dictate the rest of the same world where to put the coma and where not.
I am sure that many readers know where those righteous can put the coma.


Reviewed by Carin Spirit
Cute little ditty. I think maybe it will help me, to figure out just what to do with it. Be Well, Carin'
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
I love commas too, Cryssa. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
Great ode to that pesky comma. I'm glad you understand the comma. I now feel like I understand it better now. thank you for sharing. Love it. Liz
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana
Dear Cryssa, What a wonderful idea to write about the comma, without it we would miss some air to breathe. Great Poem. Keep going. Love Emile
Reviewed by George Carroll
Beautiful ode to a most wonderful, glorious, and beautiful comma, without which out sentences would run hog wild with no restraint.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Great write, Cryssa; very well penned! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

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