March 24, 2009

Their your's now!

their your's now!

Im hoping, could you help me, please?
Ive misplaced my apostrophes.
Ive looked all over, here and there,
but I cant find them anywhere.
Theyve gone, theyre missing, yes its true,
and I sure hope they dont find you
cuz if they do, you're words will change
and turn out looking very strange.


bluesugarpoet said...

love the verse - will you follow this one up with a poem about the llamas that ate all of your commas?

JaneyV said...

Pete that's (oh look I found one) terrific! You could do a whole grammar and punctuation series like the Unlucky 26. (Because you have sooo much free time!!!)

Aniket Thakkar said...

"Im hoping, could you help me, please?
Ive misplaced my apostrophes."

Loved it from the start. You know I DO like your work very much as it is. But its the idea's like this one and the unlucky 26 that make me think "Damn It! Why didn't I think of it before?" They are THAT good! :-D

McKoala said...

Very cute! My son has this problem too.

sudharm baxi said...


Whosoever finds out anything about any of those apostrophes will be rewarded with a couple of exclamations!! So start looking guys..

pacatrue said...

I can't help but think this was inspired by the preposition poem.

..."come on up from down in under there."

Verification word: butkzzle

Why do I feel like I'm on Ello's blog suddenly?

PJD said...

Paca, LOL. That is certainly a verification word you'd expect to see at Ello's.

BSP, llama commas? Hmm, not bad. We'll see.

Jane, thanks for finding one of my apostrophes. If you find any more, hold them for me until the 20th, k?

Aniket, thank you! That's high praise indeed!

McK, there is a slight age difference between me and your son. He can be allowed a few misplaced apostrophes. I think this whole financial bailout could be financed by fining people $1 for every apostrophe they misuse. We'd be rolling in trillions in weeks.

sudharm baxi, very generous to offer some exclamation points as a bounty! I hope it inspires people.