what's the point?

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by Locket, Dec 15, 2008.

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  1. Locket

    Locket Well-Known Member

    this isn't mine, it's my uncles
    but it's on poetry.com so i don't think he'd mind it being on here

    What's the point?

    It's the sharp end of a needle your finger feels when you prick it,
    The gesticulation of the umpire at the fall of a batsman's wicket.

    It's a definable spot in space, a measurement on a scale,
    A definite moment in time, the tapered end of a nail.

    It's a unit of scoring, a particular place en-route,
    The directing of a gun when about to shoot.

    It's portrayal of character, indifferent, good or bad
    They told me that it was 'rude to do it' when I was a lad.

    It's the mechanics that help a train to change track,
    The dot in decimalization we adopted way back.

    It's a mark on a compass, the climax of a joke,
    The part of the pencil that tends to be broke.

    It's a versatile word that's used quite a lot,
    But at the end of each sentence it's only a dot.
  2. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    I enjoyed that! Very nicely done! :smile:
  3. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    Lovely poem Laura :heart:
  4. ACRon

    ACRon Well-Known Member

    he's a great writer too, you must have a very talented family:smile:
  5. Locket

    Locket Well-Known Member

    :D thanks
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