Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.


You were a colon
and semicolons you detested
I tried putting a comma there
like grammar lady suggested.
but our life, it seems, is an underscore
or an inverted question mark blotted
because whenever I ask for space
or try putting us back within a parenthesis,
you usually slash me―
This is not, however, how I had imagined
us to be. I always wanted a life smooth as tilde
a prime time together, never fearing bad weather
I wanted us to fight against negations,
but like a dagger kills relations
or a bullet, we died inside too…
It is a broken bar now, and it hurts
at the highest degree of pain.
Can we still back into space though,
or is it about time we put a full stop?

Maria Imran.
 [relationships with punctuation]

19 responses

  1. This is really fantastic, I love how you use the great punctuation references!
    Congratulations! I have awarded you with the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award! Please come to the award party I am throwing in your honor at
    see you there! ;^)

    June 20, 2014 at 1:36 pm

  2. This is outrageously ingenious Maria. Great job. 😀

    June 20, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    • Thank you, Ghalia! ❤ Glad you like it.
      It means a lot coming from you.

      June 20, 2014 at 5:58 pm

  3. Great way to express ur self. yes all our life we search for correct punctuation, but very few do good with it. stay happy

    June 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    • True.

      At times, errors are unavoidable. But there are ‘few’ who actually know how to go well with them.
      Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, Sarwat. Stay awesome! 🙂

      June 21, 2014 at 12:04 am

  4. mashaAllah I loved this!! Keep it up sis 😀

    June 21, 2014 at 6:57 pm

  5. “Exclamation mark”…oh, and add a “Wow” in front of it.

    June 27, 2014 at 2:44 am

  6. love the creativity you put into using this daily prompt. Very nicely done! Have a great day!

    June 29, 2014 at 7:02 pm

  7. Loved this!

    June 29, 2014 at 7:50 pm

  8. Clever! 🙂

    June 30, 2014 at 11:54 am

  9. Reading you with respite after a long time and as I knew it already, u never fail to surprise me. This one is a creative paradigm in itself, novel!

    July 24, 2014 at 9:04 pm

  10. miss.mysterious


    June 19, 2015 at 3:33 pm

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