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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

#twitterverse

To set the world afire
naively, was the dream.
Now my words merely aspire
to be a virulent internet meme.

[Posted for #OpenLinkNight at www.dversepoets.com - my favorite writers in the world meet there.]


38 comments:

  1. Ah, but even if your words set small and sporadic fires, this is no small thing! You have your fans. Smile.

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  2. And a good meme it is too :)

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  3. smiles....fires come from sparks...and no word is meaningless...you know...

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  4. Ha! Know just what you mean! So fun. (And sadly true for many of us!) k.

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  5. Big or small, your words are a joy!

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  6. This made me smile. Loved it.

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    1. If I brought a smile, then I have a smile too.

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  7. Short and sweet!... Here's to your aspirations! :)

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  8. Thanks, just learned what an internet meme was! (had to look it up). Short, sweet and VERY clever!

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    1. Thanks, but much like a cult movie, I don't think I can "manufacture" an internet meme.

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  9. smile.... and hey, you never know :)

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  10. haha...ya know...words DO set the world on fire...sometimes one single world is enough to change everything..

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    1. Especially if yell "FIRE" in the middle of a theatre! Or as Abbie Hoffman asserted, if you yell "THEATRE" in a middle of a fire! Thanks!

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  11. Love this little plate of tapas! The whole "meme" thing left me cold at first, but warming up to it, little by little. Natural caution, I guess.

    The Twitter medium is difficult; too few characters allotted. KISS ("Keep It Simple, Stupid") was the mantra at so many community organizing groups where Lex and I did our activist thing!

    Off to sunny CA, so you won't see me for awhile. Much love from your sistah, Ameleh
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/10/14/since-the-procedure/

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    1. Thanks and good luck in Cali!

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  12. Ah, short or long...words from you pack a punch, kiddo!

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  13. One adjusts. Is that so wrong??? ;-)

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    1. Nope. It's either that or perish! 10-Q!

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  14. I love the thought of setting the world afire even in 140 characters.

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  15. lol, mosk! virulence is what we all hope for though, ain't it? ;)

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    1. Now that's a song title : My Love is Virulent! Thanks!

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  16. Buddah, this is so darned clever. And you do internet memes so well.

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  17. Ha! Love this. Every new medium is another way to not-quite-be-able to set the world on fire. But hope springs eternal. Glad you got this one in under 140 characters! Virulent meme... :)

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  18. In today's world, virulent internet memes do set the world afire.

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