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Twitter, Musk, and Trump

Haiku on recent developments

By Lana V LynxPublished 4 months ago Updated 11 days ago 1 min read
Cartoon by Alesha Stupin, Russian political cartoonist

I was inspired by the High-Ku challenge to write about one of the most important developments in the social media world, i.e. Musk's takeover of Twitter and his desperate attempts to attract more eyeballs to the platform and stop exodus of advertisers and reputable news organizations. So here are my haiku verses on Twitter's demise and impending death:


Twitter, best news app

Musk brought back Trump's vile account

I deleted mine.


Best for breaking news,

Twitter sold to Musk for billions

Millions have left it.


"Let that sink in!" he said,

Then fired engineers and staff.

Musk killed Twitter.


"People have spoken!" Musk said,

Brought back Trump's putrid page.

People voted, leaving.


"I'll buy it!" Musk said

of Twitter, a toy for his ego.

Bought and broke it.


"I'll buy it!" he said,

"But not with my own money."

Tesla shares went down.


Thanks to Quick Edit button, I can add to this saga as new developments unfold. The haiku below were addedd after the original publication.


For sale on Twitter

Three colored checks: Gold, gray, blue

Bankruptcy's looming.


"I'll fix it!" Musk said

of Twitter he broke; then brought

His bros, "You fix it!"


"I'll step down as Chief!"

Mask said as Tesla stock fell;

Tesla's still dropping.


"Found no successor!"

Musk said, trapped as Twitter Chief.

Tesla is dying.


“Still no successor!”

Chief Twit said, “I’ll do it all!”

Twitter is dying.


"He's the worst!" Musk said

Of fired disabled designer

Tesla stock plummeted.

The twit about Halli Musk deleted in fear of litigation


by Alesha Stupin

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Lana V Lynx

Avid reader and occasional writer of satire and dystopia under a pen name of my favorite wild cat.

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  • Sanna3 months ago

    Really enjoyed this!

  • I'm still on Twitter but a great Haiku and congrats on yout Top Story, and you have a subscription from me

  • Tracy Willis4 months ago

    Why am inso obsessed with these? Love it! ❤️

  • Gina B.4 months ago

    These haikus pair perfectly with the political cartoons. I love reading poems in this style as a collection. Short but impactful!

  • Blake O'Connor4 months ago

    Musk’s fame will dissolve like dusk. Great hi-ku collection

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  • Gal Mux4 months ago

    Wonderful haikus. The images are hilarious!

  • Alex H Mittelman 4 months ago

    I like! Good article

  • Christian Lee4 months ago

    Quite the litany of haiku's'. I enjoyed reading this, especially seeing the haiku form characterized by satire. And taking into account historical events that impact the social and internet world. Excellent. Subscribing to you. Will read more of you soon. Great read. :)

  • Sara Jane Triglia 4 months ago

    Your haikus have 8 syllables on the second line. I thought haikus had to be 5/7/5?

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