Quotations, Mostly in Poetic Format
All those skiers (downhill speedists)
Offer bright prospects to orthopedists.
Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson:
One often finds the present tense and the past perfect.
I always take copious notes;
As a memory aid, I need ’em.
But they’d be more helpful later
If only I could read ’em.
In current news stories I’ve noticed a trend
That’s gaining increasing exposure;
Situations that formerly came to an end
Now have to be brought to closure.
Farewell, tooth fairy-sandman, too.
We leave without apology.
Grown up, we swap kid stuff like you
For channeling and astrology.
Thank you for calling.
All our computers are currently helping other customers.
May I transfer you to a person?
Don’t Over Do It
Practiced, of course,
I hope I do not live to see
The death of the apostrophe.
For readers all will suffer fits
In disentangling its from it’s,
And they may also rave and rant,
Unable to tell cant from can’t;
Not to mention how they feel
When they mix up well and we’ll.
Flight of Fancy
Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definitions.
Many critics believe that poetry demands more imagination than any of the other arts. Among other things, the poet must imagine he can make a living at it.