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This Really Awful Rhyme follows Pooky’s Poems prompt for an unpunctuated poem. It makes reference to, and leaves out, all the commonest ones as shown above.
Challenge: I dare anyone to try and punctuate this, using the clues given, so that it uses all of the marks and makes sense. Warning: there are some places where it may seem punctuation is needed, but to put it in would cause it to go wrong.
commas dashes and the like
can from here all be left out
so ellipses take a hike
full stop right not left no doubt
theres no place for slash oblique
hey no exclamation mark
and apostrophes dont seek
brackets square or round dont park
semi colons never show
youll be shot do not do so
must a question mark here go
with a colon answer no