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ROTFLMAO

Acronyms it seems to me
are now the language of the day.
IDK and BRB,
what the hell did I just say?

I see young people here in town
with calloused thumbs and finger tips.
Their eyes flash up but usually down,
not one word passes stony lips.

Those thumbs fly then they look up.
Across the way somebody smiles
(perhaps the're making plans to sup)
it's not like they're apart by miles.

They're on a phone why don't they Talk?
Might they have forgotten how?
At verbal exchanges they now balk,
technology's their sacred cow.

Perhaps in future's poetry
acronyms will invade with their spell.
You'll never see such verse from me
LOL

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This is typically your tongue-in-cheek humor. Who knows? It may well happen down the line.

Regards,

raj (sublime_ocean)

Poetry always Has followed changes in language. And if even an old codger like me sees this happening, I guess it must be on the way,. Thanks for dropping by................stan

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abbreviations. Can you guess what YOLO for example means?
By the way, a very up-to-date piece. :)LOL

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It scares me that I think I Do although I've never seen it before! You Only Line Once? please tell me I'm wrong..........stan

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It's You Only Live Once

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will I be misunderstood?

W. H. Snow

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I love this...I speak in abbreviations...

Keep Writing,
Carrie

"Quoth said the Raven, NEVERMORE"

We'd best get all our writing done before Textese becomes the official language...............stan

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I have to agree. More than a few of these so-called "shortcut wordings" drive me mad. errrr.. still dont get the meaning of the title,stan. a little help here?

Alid

It stands for "Rolling on Floor, Laughing My A** Off

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Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words
........Robert Frost☺

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thanks for the quick reply, Rula.

Alid

Knowledge is a gift, health is wealth....

I first got on the net a few years ago I had absolutely no idea what all these acronyms stood for. Now I faer they might be taking over.........stan

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I have to use abbreviations even at work when we enter information on to our system, no wonder my grammar is so bad!!!! Right Wesley?

Keep Writing,
Carrie

"Quoth said the Raven, NEVERMORE"

I recall a story from a few years ago. There was a guy who worked on refurbishing used cars for resale. His boss insisted that causes as well as problem be written up and that abbreviations be used whenever possible. One day a report came in dealing with how an unsecured jack had damaged trunk's carpet. It said "Jack ass. in back damag. carpet.............................................stan

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the short hand we use at work to enter updates into the system is crazy. Everyone has their own way of doing it too so it gets so confusing. You have to be able to translate. LOL

Keep Writing,
Carrie

"Quoth said the Raven, NEVERMORE"

If u cn rd ths u cn b a gd poet...

SWALK

Ells x

on the SWALK. the rest is okay. guess I can be gd poet, eh? :o)

Alid

Knowledge is a gift, health is wealth.

I rd t nd stl sck lol...........stan

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I give up.what are you saying?

Alid

Knowledge ia a gift, health is wealth...

 

read it and still suck

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I had a ball reading the above comments and I even understood Ell's lol I can find nothing to suggest sorry, but I loved the poem and the end is perfect ;)

love JC xxx

("Always and Forever") - (Never lose a holy curiosity.-Albert Einstein)

I figured this might bring a response from folks due to subject but didn't think it would bring this much response. Glad you enjoyed this scribble...........stan

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Stan,

Its very clever, I really enjoyed it :)

Love JC xxx

("Always and Forever") - (Never lose a holy curiosity.-Albert Einstein)

Can't even slip things by in stuff written in jest. But when you're right, you're right. I'll try stony lips instead.......stan

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