Comma Dilemma

I am a poet learning

A poet in progress

Learning alliteration

Learning to assess


I have my eyesight set on

A rhymic peak I see

Maybe I’ll never get there

At least not rapidly


I poet that I know of

Said it could take a year

For her to sign a poem off

As happy to her ear


Oscar Wilde – all morning

Spent taking out a comma

Then all the ‘noon restoring it –

A wildish kind of drama


Like Wilde I have frustrations

Right words don’t come about

Where do the bloody commas go

Where do I leave them out ?


This poem that I’ve written

It did not take a year

Now finished – it does satisfy

It’s pleasing to the ear


Don Matthews
March 2018


Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing around with words. And having fun

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