Digital Zipper’s Down

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When we were young and saw someone with their zipper down, we used to tell them, “Close your zipper before your horse gets out!”  Facebook has been tracking our interests and selling the data. This year Cambridge Analytica was able to access their data and used it to help in the last political campaign.  As I listen to the excuses and apologies on the news, I see Zuckerburg smiling all the way to the bank!

This is my quadrille of exactly 44 words for  our d’verse poetry prompt using a form or the word zip. http://dversepoets.com

 

Zippers Down

All zippers down the horses are out

Information gone //personal interests sold

We all knew it was inevitable

We just did not know when

Still // we sold our soul to the digital D

Facebook makes its usual excuses

While raking in piles of revenue

Versatile Blogger Award

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Chipmunks are very versatile creatures. They are smart enough to realize if they wait to eat their food they will have more in the end. So, they stuff their cheeks with as many seeds as they can and take them back to their home. This little guy lives under my deck I see him in my feeder a couple of times a day getting stocked up. He knows how to adapt to whatever environment he lives in. This is true of us poets  in the same way. We grab bits of inspiration when they are available and like the chipmunk stuff as many thoughts as we can in our brain to carry back to our computer.

I would like to thank https://emotionalnotions.wordpress.com/  for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. It is wonderful to be connected to a group such as this one where art and poetry can become a daily stimulation. 

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I am nominating the following great bloggers that I follow. Check out their blogs and you will find some really great stuff:

        https://brushparkwatercolors.wordpress.com/

        https://photogate.ca/

        https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/

        https://uplandweb.wordpress.com/

        https://malaiseunboxed.wordpress.com/

        https://thechallenge2017.blog/blog/

        https://yassy66.wordpress.com/

        https://artistpath.wordpress.com/

        https://nicodemasplusthree.wordpress.com/

        https://rosalienebacchus.blog/

        https://danabicksauthor.com/

        https://smidegra.wordpress.com/

        https://astridswords.ca/  

        https://truenorthnomad.net/

        https://penandinksketches.wordpress.com/

If you choose to accept this nomination for the Versatile Blogger Award you will need to do the following:

  • Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  • Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
  • Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

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Seven things about myself:

  1. I enjoy writing poetry, painting with acrylics, gardening, and playing he guitar.
  2. I have written and self published three books of childhood memoirs, three children’s books, a book of theology (what I believe), a fictional biography of my grandfather, a book of my father-in-laws childhood stories, and four books of poetry.  You can read some of them on Amazon Kindle at: https://www.amazon.com/Dwight-Roth/e/B017HW5AHG/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2?qid=1509311423&sr=1-2
  3. I am retired after 29 years of teaching elementary school.
  4. I volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity Restore two afternoons a week.
  5. I volunteer most Friday mornings at our local nursing home reading my stories, sharing my paintings, and playing 60s music with the residents.
  6. I am a Christian and sing in our church choir.
  7. I am a grandfather to six beautiful grandchildren.

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Photo: Dwight L. Roth