The dangling participle

Jan 30 2014 005

Its dangling again,

That participle

Out there all alone,

It’s hanging by a comma

The nouns are taking notice,

The verbs are running scared,

And all is gone to pieces

For the dangling of a word.

They never fail to notice,

This company so sublime,

The way one speaks

The way one’s heard,

And now I need a verb.

I hide my shame away

But still I think they’ve seen.

Nonplussed I must remain,

With prepositions now askew

Conjunctions losing hold

The interjection stands confused.

All because a participle

Is dangling as a word

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