Exit and Entrance

I often say I can come up with ideas all day long.
While I rub my belly and tap my head singing a song.
So that’s exactly what I decided to do.
One day I would write as many ideas that I could produce.

So in the morning I woke for my 24 hour marathon.
Concepts to save the world and myself from the leviathan.
Also ideas of small importance that could help no one.
My laptop and time was all I had.
I was to tweet all my thoughts on this or that.

And the tweets began to help prove one thing.
That I am truly a non-stop idea machine.
And as I stared at that blank Twitter canvas.
I began developing some themes that I could harness.
Ideas on green energy and green jobs that could work now.
How green jobs seem to be mysteries somehow.

Now only electricians and engineers can adapt to this field.
An artist or teacher has no way of finding a green job that’s real.
So many job boards that come up blank.
So many resumes that people send out with their links.
Could there not be a service that takes your skill set.
Parlaying your passion and matching it with the right outlet.

Or could we not use all the money on all the wars.
And spend it on new schools in the countries we fight for.
All money for bombs going into education.
Hate would have a hard time finding a rest station.

I could start a kindergarten that teaches about the singularity.
The singularity could become a major in any university.
And laymen could participate without a PhD.
If you have interesting thoughts there is no need for a college degree.
The 1200 billionaires that live on this planet.
Would unite to solve poverty by themselves without need for credit.

A new nation is developed that knows no boundaries.
No need for relocation as you would log on for this citizenry.
A new nation that believes in progressive scientific inquiry.
That shuns no one belief system but accepts all into the fold.
This global nation could make progress on issues now bought and sold.

And as this brainstorming session came to its end.
I read over my tweets and I realized that nothing was new that I began.
That I had dreamed myself into a corner without an exit.
That no matter how big an idea is, there must be entrance.

Comments

  • Just a note to self and possible readers. I don’t like this poem. I just had to write it. I liked the concept of having a twitter brainstorming marathon but felt it came off a bit flat as there was no real power to the ending.

    Is it an imitation of something? I definitely don’t think so but if anyone can find a poet they think I am imitating I’d love to know who he/she is.

    And to be honest I’m not a big fan of poetry. That’s why I enjoy it so much. If someone wants to hate on my work I don’t get upset because I have no attachment to poetry or even my poetry.

  • crystl37

    well I am sorry I missed your twitterathon-I haven’t been at it much this week. Regardless of your anti climactic twitter experience-you ended the poem on a very profound note! You didnt even ruin it for me with your comment afterthought. It seems as though you were expecting someone to hate on this one-sorry to disappoint you.

    I have to admit-its not your usual-I found myself skimming through the middle-but I would love to hear more about the last line-“that no matter how big an idea is there must be an entrance”. Why do you say you “dreamed yourself into a corner without an exit” ? Genuinely curious what made you feel that way.

    Incidentally-here is a very interesting twitter related article I ran across a while ago-
    http://bit.ly/6LhSC9

    crystl37

  • You didn’t really miss it. It was merely a concept I married with the poem by having a few tweets to go along with the post. I’m glad you liked the ending. My comment was really an answer to the person who had been hating on me earlier.

    As to the ending, yeah I thought it was a nice mix of words. I was trying to say on the entrance line that there must be capital, and support for any idea to flourish. And on the exit line I was trying to say that dreams can make you cut off from the rest of the world because there seems to be a separation between dreamers and doers. To much dreaming and you won’t get much done. Or if you dream too much you might get disappointed in the outcome, etc.

    That article is a great find. I do believe there is a lot of value in twitter if used as a knowledge crowd source tool. I’ve read many of your tweets and you find some great stuff. I need to start doing more retweets as well.

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