The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts


POTW #800
(Week of 6 May, 2012)

If it seems hard to resolve differing opinions in person, try doing it over Twitter sometime. I watched a couple of friends attempt this a few weeks ago, and it was not pretty.

Incidentally, this poem is number 800 in a series that began in October of 1995. Yikes! Thanks to everybody for sticking with me.

Twitter Fight!

Tom and Rick had a Twitter fight
Nipping, snapping tiny bytes
A hundred and forty character limit
Is just enough to call someone a dimwit
Enough to assert the superior view
But not to support it with workable follow-through
You have a big hunk of jerk in your eye
And you didn't listen to what I just said
When I called you an unthinking calcified lunkhead
The format enforces a minimized breath
Which would otherwise go towards substantive depth
A brevity challenge for Rick and for Tom
But somehow there's always the room for an f-bomb

Copyright © 2012 by Dave Grossman

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