The message that he left for me . . .
is hard to comprehend
– the secret tale
the missive held –
for this is what he penned:
"Wen U wer awA BL
UR condo sprun a LEk
Der WOZ Alt OF ugh fluding
U no go bak B4
I DK all da deets but Whoa
der woz DamAg 2 UR bed
Da hEt wil no com on
& Dang UR Golfish Sam
I don't know what to make of it . . .
I'm frankly, in a dither
for, clearly, one can plainly see
the man was all
“The pen is the tongue of the mind”
from The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha
by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Volume 2 Chapter 16, 1615
note: Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140 character messages called "tweets". The service was launched in 2006 and by 2012 more than 100 million users posted 340 million tweets per day. Twitter language or twitterspeak is a method of communication where a special subset of abbreviations (such as using BL for "Bad Luck" or "Bottom Line") are incorporated, and continue to evolve, in order to compress big statements into 140 characters (or less) – spaces and punctuation counting as characters.
photo: Candlestick Phone – W. Bourke
© 2014 Wendy Bourke