Thursday, May 7, 2015

now come the digital age generation

                                                                                 Attribution: Derzsi Elekes Andor
Image: The online marketing and advertising community gathered
at ad:tech London to reveal the latest trends and market figures,
share best practices and address industry challenges (here)

The 10 of 12 given words:
twenty feeble consolation hollow leaning 
mystic southward soil purple breath

most already within mid-twenties
somewhat an adult with a license
to be seen doing adult things
rightly no more a feeble consolation

they were brave souls of all extraction
not anymore hollow in their casual bids
just unshackled off their Mom's apron
into new nests they conveniently hurried

leaning not on mystic tendencies
went southward to the land of the sun
Peace Corps workers to deprived societies
soiling their hands working as one

now come the digital age generation
with Entrepreneurial 'Purple Hearts'
with such breath-taking innovations
any more Zuckerbergs with guts?

For MMT's hosting at Sunday's Whirligig #6 and
Abhra's hosting at OpenLinkNight #148


  1. I don't think any of them have his guts.

  2. My 1 to 4 year old grandchildren already comfortably use iPads & smart phones. I remember 20+ years ago when our 2 daughters had computer labs in 3rd grade; makes feel positively luddite ancient to watch the 20-somethings today; techno-wizards who cannot make change without a calculator, & yet do not care. Ten more years will bring even more progress; God help us.

  3. These young guys have no clues of any other world without computers.. Amazing changes actually.

  4. You're so clever incorporating the given words in a wonderful poem.
    Great write Hank.

  5. I love it when you get all controversial! Nice bit of writing, Hank.

  6. My two year old grandson plonks away on his (mums) little iPad. At first I thought he was randomly pressing buttons - but he isn't - he knows what he's doing! Scary stuff!
    Anna :o]

  7. Not sure any have his guts, but they all sure know how to use everything

  8. Hank, don't make it a gap, just be in it.. :)

  9. Ah yes they might be able to do it - and some of them are more sharp than I ever was. I'd love to see them succeed.

  10. But is it life as we knew it? I think not.

  11. The world they can explore when electronics die.

  12. Ah, yes, the young people of today are different than the young people of yesterday. You've captured that well. We could all do with a bit more of the mystic along with all our technology.

  13. What a fun poem Hank. I love seeing the different directions people take with the same words. thanks for visiting my blog as well!

  14. I suppose the world works in a different way - but actions always speak louder than words..or emails!

  15. I suppose those that tend toward mysticism end up making less money than those who don't. (Maybe that's why I'm so poor!)