Poetry, Status, Twitter

Mini Post Monday: My Twitter Poem

Despite feeling unwell and extremely tired, I couldn’t sleep last night.

From my experience, everything seems worse at nighttime. Even if it isn’t.

I lay there, staring at the ceiling… contemplating the job hunt, how every job listing asked for “experienced”, and how I was never going to be able to break into tech.

Suddenly, I decided to write a poem. But, out of all places, on Twitter:

Having had not written any songs or poems in over 10 years, this was a rather cathartic exercise.

With only one like (from my best friend, no less!), I fell right asleep.

Art and Culture, Tributes

Wednesday Wisdom: Maya Angelou

Even within poems, wisdom can be found and kept.

To celebrate Maya Angelou’s 90th birthday, Google Doodle did a video of the poem with the author’s voice and other people who have been inspired by her words too.

Still I Rise by Maya Angleou was published in 1978 and I believe these words still ring true today, especially with many issues going on today. Including the violence and inequality against women, the school walk outs against shootings, and phobia against the the LGBT+ community.

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Quotes

Quotes: Tennyson

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

– Alfred Lord Tennyson (Ulysses)