Monday, April 28, 2008

Read, Write Poem prompt

my daughter lives in a world
in which i don't fit in. a world
of IDK and LMBO or instead
of telling someone how much
you care you text them LUL.
what happened to just plain
english or here's a thought
talking on the phone instead
of typing. i get an eyeroll at
that one often, talking is so
out mom. IDK, is i don't
know and quite frankly it
pretty much sums up my
feelings about this young
generation of non talking
texters. if my daughter
were to read this i'm sure
i'd get another eyeroll
and perhaps a WE so
i'll end this with L8RG8R

the prompt was Jargon, and this is the "jargon" i'm most surrounded with right now.


Carole (watermaid) said...

I love the eye rolls. I've installed Skype so that i can talk rather than just communicate by text with my daughter who is in Japan.

paisley said...

i cannot help but wonder what they are going to do when they hit 40 and cant see the little letters anymore.......

Cassandra said...

Hehe! This reminds me of those cell phone commercials where the kids are always talking in text speak...or whatever they call it. I never understood the whole text phenomenon. Especially when it comes to whole conversations!

Linda Jacobs said...

I love this and would love to use it tomorrow as my Poem-of-the-day with my high school students, with your permission, of course.

Leigh Lear said...

Linda, thanks, that would be fine to use it for your class, I would be honored.

Crafty Green Poet said...

excellent - well written poem and accurate social commentary! I worry where texting is taking us...

jimmmaaa said...

I like it. Very timely. I'm not as far along as you, but my daughter does have a phone and texts...I've found that texting her is a good solution. Easier on an iPhone, though

gautami tripathy said...

I can't text message as I hate to abbreviate!


Jan Doble said...

i like your poem. but i do admit that i'm guilty of a decent amount of texting, myself. i have a daughter in college and if i want to 'reach' her, a text msg is often the best way! i, of course, MUST wear my reading glasses, to do so, and it takes me forever to write out what i want to say, as i don't know all the 'jargon' needed to abbreviate it!