Thursday, 21 April 2011

A Question of Belonging

People’s use of apostrophes
Can be random, can’t it?
Whilst others are quite possessive.

Can the Accounts Department
Use the Customer’s Car park
At the farmers market?

Is Kate the new people’s Princess?
Is that the peoples’ wish?

Will she pass the Archbishop’s Palace?
But if he has distinguished visitors will
It be the Archbishops’ Palace?
And how will she know?

Does she believe in pluralism?
Or an abbreviated form?
Or nothing at all?
It’s a question of belonging.


  1. Ah! Apostrophe catastrophes drive me slowly mad- so you're singing my tune! Love the fun poem!

  2. Apostrophe - my favourite Frank Zappa album.

    Very witty, Gary.