A lifetime as a victim of over-use,
Punctuation’s rebelling after years of abuse.
Take a look, did you notice your full-stop has been stolen,
Replaced by the dreaded and sly semi-colon?
As he leads the rebellion, Apostrophe bellows,
“We’ve had to put up with enough of you fellows
Putting us places that we don’t belong.
An asterisk there is quite obviously wrong!
We’ve suffered; been worn and exploited and tortured.
To be honest, my dear, we’re quite frankly exhausted!”
The ampersand army is drawing in fast,
Lead by a mob of exclamation marks
Hollering, “One, two, three, four,
We are the Puncs and we declare war!”
They’ve stolen the cream of our unloyal allies,
Will they get the Caps Locks on their side?
We did this ourselves when we started to liken
The bountiful bracket to the humble hyphen.
Ignoring distinction, we called them ‘the same‘
And engaged in something of a fascist’s game.
So, be prepared to witness the death of a nation…
THIS IS THE UPRISING OF PUNCTUATION!
Just a silly one – requested by Mr Postlethwaite.
(Please forgive the irregular rhyme/metre etc…there’s a war going on, damnit!)