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April 14, 2011
By mpkonst SILVER, Hamilton, New Jersey
mpkonst SILVER, Hamilton, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed."
-G.K. Chesterton


The days are long gone of logic and sense!
Lost are the qualms over number and tense!
Is “the” now “de” by all intents and means?
Must colloquial language now convene
With the confusion of shortcuts, misspellings,
Acronyms? Society is boiling
With WTFs, TTYLs
What do you mean? Have you quested to quell
Old English prose of “wherefore” and “thou art”?
Or are you intent on surrendering “smart”?
By God! Where'd grammar go? The world has drowned
In babble and nonsense, and scolding frowns
Do naught to subdue this new dialect
Of the coarse few who manage to infect
“U,” me, the country, the whole universe.
I don't understand your need to rehearse,
“U got to do dis” or “got to do dat,”
“Why u sound old cuz u no where it's at!”
Would you care to explain? Oh wait, you can't!
Because you are blind to this wasted rant.


The author's comments:
Based on Geoffrey Chaucer's character sketches, with iambic pentameter and the works. I wrote this on a dare from a frustrated English teacher, whose actual students weren't getting the meter or subject criticism right.

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on Oct. 29 2011 at 1:22 pm
LifeIsPoetry PLATINUM, Kapowsin, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."
– Mother Teresa

Though exaggerated, I totally agree! What has happened to our society's use (or abuse) of proper grammer?? Very well written; you certainly expressed your subject well.

mpkonst SILVER said...
on Oct. 26 2011 at 8:12 pm
mpkonst SILVER, Hamilton, New Jersey
9 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed."
-G.K. Chesterton

Much of it is exaggerated, yes, but I do believe it rings of truth in several places. Of course, one of my teachers accused me of targeting and criticizing black people, which I don't see myself. I guess it's all just in how you read it.

 

Thank you for the nice comment!


on Oct. 26 2011 at 5:44 pm
freeflow23 GOLD, Durham, North Carolina
15 articles 0 photos 96 comments

Favorite Quote:
Saul saw Goliath as too big to kill. David saw he was too big to miss.
W.W.J.D.

I totally disagree, but this was very well written. It couldn't have been said any better.




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