Environment, poetry, comment, children's books,
I am elated to have starred,
An exclamation! Yes! A bard,
Must story-make from this small creature ~
A single line with full stop feature,
Who cannot speak without a gush,
Of excitement’s fevered rush!
The ‘i,’ the line, the ‘o’, the dot
The ‘i’ on top, the ‘o’ was not
Considered as important so
Was subjugated, placed below
Or otherwise, would be a mess
if ‘o’ was first, I’d have to guess
Just what was meant, by tiny mark
A lollipop? A man, a shark!
But no! It’s gentle, just dramatic
Emphatic! Ecstatic! Not dogmatic!
Often but a figure of fun ~
Once called, Bang! Shriek! Or gun!
A screamer, gasper, or a startler
Our attention’s what it’s after!
Just what is it supposed to do?!!!
Other than exclaim and shout!
I am! I be! Don’t leave me out!