Prose for Thought – The Twitter Wrap

Prose for Thought – The Twitter Wrap

Welcome to this week’s Prose for Thought and thank you once again to all who linked up last week and for your wonderfully supportive words on my poem. Many of you ‘got’ what I was talking about and I glad to say that that week is over for another year.

This week I have taken up one of the challenges that was set in your comments the week before last. I was told by Chrissie from Muddled Manuscript that a poem about Twitter was in order. Oh, the things I could say – how could I resist?!

As you may have noticed with me, I love a good play on words. Which is what I have done with the title of the poem! Normally the wrap wouldn’t not have the ‘w’ but I felt that it summed the poem up better by calling it a ‘wrap’ as I believe that this poem wraps up Twitter in 6 verses! 

If you would like to set me another challenge for next week then please do leave me your idea in the comments section below. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this weeks and I look forward to reading yours too.

The Twitter Wrap

Travelling through time, no space
Gone in an instant, without a trace
The timeline is like one long race
And nobody can see your face

Harrassment happens to some, it’s true
Just hope and pray it is not you
Use it for good is what you should do
Oh, and a bit of self-promotion too!

One40 characters is not much
The words for which you struggle to clutch
As your grammar gets further out of touch
It appears you’re speaking double dutch

You will find all sorts over there
Venture to this place if you dare
There are people who overshare
And swear like troopers without a care

Real accounts with an official blue tick
Whilst the fake ones really take the mick
They must think we are so thick
If they think we’ll fall for their latest trick

Tweet, favourite, retweet again
It’s enough to drive you really insane
Hide your identity, oh yes, you can feign
And Twitter becomes a massive time drain

Victoria Welton 8th October 2014

If you have written a piece of original poetry, prose or fiction and would like to share it, then please link up below. I will try my utmost to read every single linker and share on Twitter, Google + or Facebook (please say in the comments if you have a preference). I would also love it if you share and use the #Prose4T hashtag. Please also use my badge below if you are linking up – it helps to publicise the linky to others :) 


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25 Comments

  1. October 13, 2014 / 2:13 pm

    Oh so true – esp the last line! In fact, if I had the time to write one on twitter, I’d start with that line! Well done, nicely crafted, V!

  2. October 10, 2014 / 10:41 am

    I love your Twitter Rap……..Very true and comical all in one poem xxx

  3. Michelle Reeves (bodfortea)
    October 10, 2014 / 8:12 am

    LOVE IT! Twitter totally encapsulated 🙂
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  4. October 9, 2014 / 7:15 pm

    Brilliant and all so true! I joined Twitter five months ago and still haven’t figured it out! The 40 character thing gets me all too often! #Prose4T
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  5. Maddy@writingbubble
    October 9, 2014 / 11:21 am

    Ha! You’ve nailed it!

    Sorry I missed Prose4T last week and I’ve only just read your post now – so sorry for what you’re going through. Glad you’re feeling a bit better this week and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you. xxx
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  6. October 9, 2014 / 10:32 am

    Ha ha! This made me chuckle! A very accurate take on Twitter and a good (w)rap too!
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  7. October 9, 2014 / 7:33 am

    This sums up Twitter perfectly!! Made me chuckle. Excited to be linking up for the fist time in a while. Put your badge on the post, but it doesn’t seem to be working properly, so I will try and fix it when I’m back from the school run! Thanks so much for hosting us all!
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