A poem in ‘Line Messaging’ form
she pronounces the words correctly for the most part but that's not what most impresses me it's her comprehension skills educational software for kids draws them in with virtual worlds, games, graphics they've markedly improved internet access itself has been such a massive game changer she's learned more than I ever did at her age even since just yesterday of course I want the best for my baby want her to be empowered, informed, capable, aware; but increasingly... I worry she's growing up too damn fast
Moonwashed weekly prompt #140
d’Verse: The ‘Line Messaging’ form
At d’Verse, poets are encouraged to write poems in the ‘Line Messaging’ form:
Line Messaging is a poetry form wherein the last line of each stanza represents an overall idea. So, if the last lines of every stanza are read together (separately from the poem), they will produce a message or a poem on their own.
The last lines of the stanzas of the poem above produce the following micropoem:
it's her comprehension skills they've markedly improved even since just yesterday she's growing up too damn fast
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I love this style and will give it a try soon. Yep, they grow up too fast. Seems my parents said the same thing about me. Brilliant writing, David!
💝🙏🏻 Eugi 🙏🏻💝
Excellent take. I agree, they are growing a bit too fast.
💙🙏🏻 Indira 🙏🏻💙 ~ I know!
This perfectly encapsulates the worry of every parent in this modern age, but I take comfort in the fact that every generation probably thought their kids would be ruined by something, I think there was a moral panic over heavy metal music in the 80’s
💞🙏🏻 Rae 🙏🏻💞 ~ true enough!
I like this style. I want to try writing it down the road somewhere.
💞🙏🏻 Molly 🙏🏻💞 ~ I hope you do
Yes David I agree children don’t seem to be able to remain children for too long these days, such a shame ❤️
💔🙏🏻 Ange 🙏🏻💔
The message is clear, David, and I recognise that situation – I had it with my daughter and now I’m seeing it all over again with my five-year-old grandson! He has a children’s Kindle with all sorts of educational games on it, which he loves. He has flown through the ones for his age and beyond.
💕🙏🏻 Kim 🙏🏻💕 ~ yep, that’s what I am talking about
That’s what children do. The move at a fast pace and sometimes parents are left behind
❤️🙏🏻 Sadje 🙏🏻❤️ ~ yep! And that’s more true than ever
It sure is.
A new form and a brilliant write!
💜🙏🏻 Muri 🙏🏻💜 ~ I know! It’s a fun one
A timely, well-penned poem, David. Today’s children and young adults have grown up with the world available at the touch of fingers on a keypad. And so much of what’s available is garbage—or worse. Innocence lost….💜
💙🙏🏻 Jai 🙏🏻💙 ~ I know…