Published 8:38 am Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The heck with form and style
And obeying laws instituted long ago.
I’ll write as I please!
No commas or odd shaped giants
To start supposedly new thought blocks
I shall rebel against such constraints
My pen craves freedom
It goes where it pleases
A renegade amongst do-gooders
Why even this stupid computer will not
Let me start a line without a capital
A conspiracy I tell you (see, it just capitalized my “a”)
Come with me if you dare
It will be the start of a cascade of defiance
From no capitals we’ll dash to no commas
Throwing all semi-colons down the well
Those puny hyphens we’ll hang from a tree
Stab the indention in the throat and watch him bleed
While we scream and celebrate our freedom
And who made the blueprints
For that confounded question mark?
This very minute I’ll straighten out that obnoxious curl
With these pliers
And while at it show those parentheses a thing or two
Just watch me!
I’ll take no more orders
My own man, I am!
I’m telling you, it feels good
It’s high time someone took charge
And cast such weights aside
Ah, the taste of freedom!
Come, take my hand and let’s run for the hills