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i ((secretly)) long for ((mr. parentheses))

by Megan Langley

ever been curious 'bout ((our friend)) mr. parentheses?
yeah well ((what can i say)) that man's my main squeeze.
for ((whenever i need him)) he comes to the rescue
((even after)) i've bid him a long adieu.
he's highly reliable ((you better believe it))
more so than mrs. bracket ((or monsieur carrot)).
so screw you thin hyphen ((and arrogant asterisk too))
we ((as in me)) have determined we don't need you.
so come back ((to me)) my lover ((my confidant and friend))
i promise i won't tell ((until the very end))
of our ((scandalous)) adventures within the ((foolish)) books
lest your wife can't control her evil ((dirty)) looks.
she'll pay you back ((oh yes she will)) with her fits and rages
in the form of ((peculiar)) punctuation plastered across the pages.

07/29/2008

Author's Note: no flippin' clue where this came from ((seriously))

Posted on 07/29/2008
Copyright © 2021 Megan Langley

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Joe Cramer on 07/29/08 at 04:01 PM

... this is brilliant... I have the same penchant for ellipses....

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 07/30/08 at 04:38 AM

Funtastic Meg....CharMin

Posted by Ken Harnisch on 01/26/09 at 04:40 AM

((!!!!!))

Posted by Mo Couts on 07/21/11 at 03:33 AM

((Awesome. REALLY!))

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