4th April 2014

Ode to The Twitter

My naughty brain sometimes wakes me up at silly o’clock in the morning and, sometimes, when it just won’t turn off I try different things to distract myself. Sometimes I read a book or watch the telly box, but usually I wander onto The Twitter where someone is always around for a natter.

Occasionally I amuse myself by trying a little creative writing and/or poetry. Last night I did it all, and the following poem is the result.

Now I’m no @longfellapoet so I usually (sensibly, I’m sure you’ll agree, at poem’s end) keep them to myself but, as it’s a Friday, and the subject matter is, well… you, I thought I’d risk your mockery and share.

(Note: I’m currently reading – and loving – Jane Eyre (another Twitter recommendation, of course!) as you’ll see from my language/tone).

Ode to The Twitter

Twitter is the wondrous thing

I turn to for most everything

From plumbers, painters, cleaners too

I holler and, with no ado

You heed my call and bring me peeps

Who salve my worries; aid my sleeps

 

And when of literature I’m low

I turn to you and shout and lo!

You answer with your best advice

And I Kindle up in ne’er a trice

 

In business could I cope without

My advisor’s army, true and stout?

Who send me leads and useful bods

To aid my biz against the odds

 

Who watch and hear and always help

And calm me down whene’er I yelp

Who retweet all info quests

And find me Tangerines – the best!

 

Apprentices you send our way

And companies where they spend their day

Plus speakers for our bright young things

Thus info which their learning brings

 

Of ‘BREAKING NEWS!!’

or football scores

Who has died?

Who divorced?

Where can I find a genuine fake?

A Tangerine branded HUGE cupcake?

A hotel for to lay my head?

A restaurant for to break my bread?

A person who I need to find?

Did anyone see my… never mind

 

How we coped in days of yore

When letters, emails slewed our cure

Let’s hope we never have to care

As The Twitter will be always there

 

For Twitter is the wondrous thing

I turn to for most everything

And I’ll ne’er forsake my faithful tweeps

(Except when on holiday – ooh just two more sleeps!) #smileyface

By Sandy Lindsay, Group MD