Lord Grammar and his counterpart
The old man Punctuation
Were earlier seen carousing ‘round
A similar location
They staggered out together
With their participles dangling
And questions marks were left by them
Amidst linguistic jangling
Their verbs were few so clauses they
Unduly left dependent.
And swaying back and forth away
Their nouns felt deep resentment.
Infinitives, they quickly split
And gerunds prepositioned
While other parts of speech foresaw
The future now envisioned.
Of drunken words and paragraphs
And random thoughts askew;
With structure gone, there’s little left
To punctuate for you.
When Grammar staggered off that night
And Punctuation wallowed,
Communication lapsed right then
And concepts quickly followed.
What can be said if words are left
To ramble at their ease?
When you and I can let words fly
And jumble what we please?
So listen children, understand
We need not teach in vain.
For learning proper grammar’s an
Investment in your brain.