Punctuated Forever

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I wish to move and keep moving on
There comes a comma, makes me pause.
I relax to rest, but the ellipses retort:
“The journey’s not over yet…c’mon trot…”
The journey resumes full force when
There comes a full-stop, makes me halt.

Halting when I want to run
Moving when I wish to halt
Life’s gone doing and undoing
All the commas and the full stops.
The question marks are all that I have
With answers none, not even sought

(Answers lie in joyous exclamation marks
Within this hyphened life lived by the dots)

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Added the last two lines to avoid pessimistic dark thoughts.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: By the Dots
We all have strange relationships with punctuation — do you overuse exclamation marks? Do you avoid semicolons like the plague? What type of punctuation could you never live without? Tell us all about your punctuation quirks!”

© 2015 Alka Girdhar