The Exclamation Point

In a world of increasing din

The humble period enters in.

He stands alone and hopes to speak,

But suddenly his voice is weak.

The shouting match has come to town,

With exclamation points thrown ’round

Willy-nilly, here and there,

As if the writer doesn’t care.

I see your one and raise you two.

The next one says that two won’t do

And places four. So now I ask,

Should you raise the volume more?

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!

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