Twitter Quilt

A spontaneous conversation took place on twitter last night. It started with a tweet, which was picked up by someone who replied, and picked up by another who added their thoughts to the weaving of words and contemplation….and so it went on, in a series of tweets, replies, re-tweets and favourites.

It meandered, scattered and haphazard and heartfelt.

A quilt was woven in a series of tweets; one of hopes, dreams, fear, melancholy, playfulness, frustration…a poetic wondering, a wandering in poetry. Here it is. Raw.

So little to say
So many ways of saying it

So much to say
So few saying it

So little to hide
So many stealing it

So much to protect
So few up to it

So much freedom
So few liberated

So many lines
So few colouring

So much pain
So few praying

So much pain
So many just praying

So many minds
Such few thoughts

So much insanity
Such little humanity

So many deaths
So few mourning

So many experts
Such little wisdom

So many alive
So few living

So many tweets
Such little wit

So much to have
So little it means

So many heavens
Just one earth

So many chicken wings
So few burgers

So many hot dog buns
So few hot dogs

So many cooks
Such little broth

So much gas
Such little substance

So basically,  all fart
No shit

So much music
So few dancing

So many laughs
Such little joy

So many destinations
Such few walking

So many mothers
So few fathers

So much civilisation
Such few civil

So many answers
Such few questions

So many talking
Such few being

So much history
Such few memories

So many magazines
Such few trees

So many borders
Such little land

So many gods
Such few blessings

So many houris
For just one jihadi

So many nights
Such little sleep

So many candles
Such few moths

So much light
Such little illumination

So many dreams
Just one night

So many mice
Too little cheese
Unless we bring down the moon
With the weight of our dreams

May your dreams tonight
Be but a shadow of what
Your hopes are for tomorrow

The Humans aka’Twits’ –

Sonya Kassam

Shamit Patel

Aleya Kassam

Special mention to @samdave69 for his one tweet appearance that could only come from him

Please do add your poetic contemplations in the comments, and keep weaving – max 140 characters please


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