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Nov 18

Fossil Clinging: Random Twitter Poem for Nov 18th

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Fossil Clinging is a poem about the stubborn resisting change when the masses drive it, I particularly envisioned something like the shift between paper and paperless technology for reading but this could apply to several facets of innovation.  Today’s poem included 19 random words (in bold) provided by the following Twitter players:
@sarah_may1 (limpid), @msfitztx (culture), @ceibabuks (beloved), @solomonobaje (recalcitrant), @s0nshyne (terminex), @webcruzer (frustrated), @coachnotesblog (digest), @autoimmunephnix (ostentatious), @dazediva (addiction), @eslsys (surrogate), @ceibabuks (poetry, desire, compiler), @donpower (Occupy), @darlakrusee (drizzle), @techwork_dk (Marketplace), @goodyniosi (sacrilegious), @cyberganesh (paper), @lovesmallspaces (ankle)

[easyazon-image-link asin="B00342IW6U" alt="The Artist's Studio, Circa 1808, Pen and Ink and Watercolour on Paper Stretched Canvas Poster Print by William Turner, 30x40" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41OzVBt0UzL.jpg" align="center" width="400" height="300"]

Fossil Clinging

Like some surrogate addiction
a poetry desire to occupy
drizzle life in this marketplace
while sacrilegious on limpid paper
recalcitrant beloved culture clinging
still defying the frustrated majority
like ostentatious source code with no compiler
for a stagnant digest most undigestible
wobbling legs on a nearly broken ankle
wishing for some terminex solution
to eradicate these fossil pests

-Poem by Justin Germino

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  • http://www.williamm49.blogspot.com William

    wow Justin this was a creative poem, very good useage of your chosen words..

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com dragonblogger

      Thanks, I was worried some would think it “too complicated” :)

  • http://www.localbusinesscoachonline.com/coachnotes Vernessa Taylor

    Break out the frame, I wanna put this on my wall! This sure resonates with the technologist in me, Justin.

    Even though I’m slow to embrace the cutting edge (unlike you :) ) I firmly believe in replacing the old with the new when it’s ready for prime-time and the pros outweigh the cons.

    Wonderful wordsmithing. Hat tip! :)

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com dragonblogger

      Thank you, glad you enjoyed this one. I just kept writing and wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out. Ironically I injured my ankle yesterday and somebody threw out the word ankle I thought the poem would be about an injury originally.

      • http://www.localbusinesscoachonline.com/coachnotes Vernessa Taylor

        Don’t you just love serendipity? Hope your ankle feels better soon.