Grammar

Ella By Ella, 8th Oct 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I wrote this poem about a year and a half ago, when I found myself being in love. So I used the metaphor of grammar to describe my passage from me to us.

Grammar

It used to be all about
Me and my and I and mine,
Mostly about the past and present,
Sometimes even the conditional.
There used to be lots of question marks
And suspension points
And every once in a while
I would close the paragraph,
Turn the leaf and start a new page.
I would take a sentence,
Divide it and examine it
And squeeze every little meaning
That was or wasn’t in it.
Tiresome business, let me tell you!
But now I find myself
Mixing up my tenses, moods and pronouns
Using rather we and us,
The future and the subjunctive
And laughing while I’m doing it.
What have you done to my grammar?

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Future, Grammar, Past, Present

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author avatar Songbird B
8th Nov 2011 (#)

Loved this!!! lol..So clever, and touching..Ella, I love your style of writing..You are a constant delight to be read..

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author avatar Ella
8th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you once again! :)

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author avatar Ella
12th Nov 2011 (#)

Unfortunately, my grammar is mixed up once again, but in the other direction this time. I have to learn to say I and me again... and forget about we and us.

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