Wednesday, October 14, 2009

commas and all

I am not learning anything
cooped up in that so-called school
those tomes of history books
frustrate me no end
cramming is not knowledge
I understand that very well
memory has never let me down
I can almost say it verbatim-
and if you so wish to hear
I can verbalise the commas too

"wouldn't you say that's indecent?"

12 comments:

anthonynorth said...

I'm not so sure about indecent. Great words though.

ThomG said...

The end is a fun play on the word. I think you did just fine.

mark said...

The ending is a fine turn of that particular word. It is refreshing to see a creative usage of these words. This qualifies.

Well done.

Bone said...

School did seem like mostly memorizing, didn't it?

You're so good at putting humor into your poems.

Tumblewords: said...

A great spin - love it!

Linda Jacobs said...

Verbalize the commas...that's got my brain wondering! I like it!

swapnap said...

Remembered good old days of history lessons and the cramming of essays on reforms done by so-and-so. But then i always liked to write pages and pages...looking back its amazing that i did all that.

Verbalising punctuations..silently would be pretty good . A pause...a halt..well good thought.

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

I like the energy of this. It reminds me of the complaints I heard from classmates as a kid. They were right, but wrong, too. You've captured the feel of it nicely.

Americanising Desi said...

woot woot! that was my whistle ;)
loved it!

~willow~ said...

Oh my this brings back memories of schooltime! I still have this aversion to all things "historical" no thanks to the rote memorisation of dates & events & people, as opposed to actually understanding history. Bleah! :p

Nice poem, btw :D

PS : De-abbreviate as you like ;) said...

ah!!! some feelings run through generations ;)

Jane Doe said...

'cramming is not knowledge'

I agree completely, yet there is so much cramming involved in getting an education, isn't there?

A very well-written poem, great job!