It Makes Me Twitter

I wrote this poem this week, just for a laugh after I had been writing the story of my poetry journey. My journey has been anything BUT funny since I started 15 months ago. It’s been hard work and a steep learning curve. But, the language and jargon of this internet world we now live in always make me laugh.  Beverley Joy

It Makes Me Twitter – Podcast

My story as a poet started a long time ago

When there were no computers in family homes

The phone was screwed to the wall in the family room or hall

And featured one shrill chime and a nail breaking dial.


When people didn’t PIN to show their INTEREST

When we got bogged in mud not BLOGGED in words

When to POST was to put a stamped envelope in a box on the side of the road.


A time when birds TWITTERED not people

When to be LINKED IN was when dad linked the trailer by a chain, to our car’s tow bar  

To WordPress was to press words on a piece of paper with a stamp made of rubber

To INSTAGRAM was to send an instant message by telegram in SHORTCODE and finger tapping.


A REDBUBBLE was created by blowing red liquid through a bubble ring

To FACEBOOK was to turn your FACE to read a BOOK’s printed page

To PODCAST was to cast the pod of a pea into the water to cook for dinner.


Now in 2021

I TWITTER with PINTEREST at how LINKED IN I am

At POSTING and SHARING and WEBINARING

Though sometimes I am PRESSed for WORDs and feel BLOGGED

But, when I PRESS the WORD ‘PUBLISH’, I feel INSTAGRAMification.


That’s when I take time to CONNECT

You see, I’m IN T NET, we’re FAVOURITE FRIENDs

We stay CONNECTED by SHARING our LIKEs

Our COMMENTS empower our HARD DRIVE.


Come join in the dance across the keyboard pad

Tapping our way, no matter what your age

There’s SPACE to ENTER this PAGE in history

And ÈMJOI and contribute, FOLLOW my LEAD MAGNET.

Beverley Joy © 2021 of Simply Story Poetry

You can listen to all my poems on several podcast platforms here

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

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