Twitter, Musk, and Trump
Haiku on recent developments
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
"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.
About the Creator
Lana V Lynx
Avid reader and occasional writer of satire and dystopia under a pen name of my favorite wild cat.
Very well written. Keep up the good work!
Heartfelt and relatable
The story invoked strong personal emotions
Really enjoyed this!
Loved reading these:)
I'm still on Twitter but a great Haiku and congrats on yout Top Story, and you have a subscription from me
Why am inso obsessed with these? Love it! ❤️
These haikus pair perfectly with the political cartoons. I love reading poems in this style as a collection. Short but impactful!
Musk’s fame will dissolve like dusk. Great hi-ku collection
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Wonderful haikus. The images are hilarious!
I like! Good article
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. :)
Your haikus have 8 syllables on the second line. I thought haikus had to be 5/7/5?