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Dying of the language

Experimental poem?

By Paul StewartPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
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even.s.miple.communication...we.fail.at.miserbl.bastardising.the.language#rappdfiredeathofthespokenwrittenword(errortypoacronym).weuse-r.eplacing.itwith.lols.(broken)emojismemesand.smalltalkshorthand.platitudesand.meaningless-gbbrsh.wemustfightfightfightagainsthedyingofthelanguage

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Author's Notes: Two things...I am currently fighting a losing battle against an ugly cold and I have found myself experimenting more with formatting, syntax and just presentation. Make of this what you will.

Oh here are some more of my experimentations and most recent work. Also, new unofficial challenge coming soon...

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About the Creator

Paul Stewart

Scottish-Italian poet/writer from Glasgow.

Overflowing in English language torture and word abuse.

"Every man has a sane spot somewhere" R.L Stevenson

The Accidental Poet - Poetry Collection is now available!

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  • Meg3 months ago

    Enjoyed this unique form! Hope you feel better soon!

  • Kendall Defoe 3 months ago

    I noticed that '(broken)' remains whole. Is that...hope?

  • Gerard DiLeo3 months ago

    A'sat tire, indeed. Don't let the vulgarians win.

  • OhIhopeyouruglycoldsoonturnsprettyanddisappears. Hopeypurecoversoonsirpaul. Sendingyoulotsofloveandhugs ❤️

  • That explains it. An ugly cold can make it tough to breathe, much like this poem. I'd give that last sentence a "lol" but colds are no laughing matter.

  • Melissa Ingoldsby3 months ago

    Love this and it's true how we have devolved our communication skills into such a childish form!

  • Rachel Deeming3 months ago

    And do we descend into incomprehension as we rely on emojis and acronyms. A timely pice, Paul. I liked the strange formatting. It simulated the message you were trying to convey. Nice work, chum.

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