#Life in 140 Characters or Less

March 18, 2013
By Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou


It’s not much, is it—

140 characters?

But with it,
One can capture
A fleeting moment

Of life.


The author's comments:
I don't tweet or facebook. But I do see that with a few words one uses one can capture a memory of life. This poem is experimental and in the form of a tweet—140 characters or less. You count them to make sure. And for those who tweet, use the title as a hashtag when you tweet today— #Life in 140 Characters or Less

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Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 4 2013 at 6:50 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Superhero_Fan, thank you. How I wrote this, I'm not sure. I was just amazed and fascinated how everyone is into social media, which I really don't use. I'm old-school. kinda...Thank you so much. 

on Aug. 15 2013 at 9:07 pm
Superhero_Fan SILVER, Tomorrowland, California
7 articles 1 photo 163 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Impossible; for How many people did you know who refracted your own light to you?” - Fahrenheit 451

Wow, dude! How did you write a free verse poem in ninty-seven characters?!? You're an awesome writer! That felt almost like a life lesson. How is that possible?!? ;) Great job Mckay!

Mckay ELITE said...
on May. 23 2013 at 2:12 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thanks a ton, Liv. For the comment and for visualizing what this poem means. I'm sure sure as to how much of my work you've read. But I think there are atill a couple you haven't read. I think I haven't read all of your work either. Which I intend to do. Either way, thank you so much. 

on May. 22 2013 at 7:50 pm
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
38 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

Wow! Really nice! I love it. When I read this, I got that feeling that when your taking a picture, and you see life through the lenses, I don't know, that's what I pictured. I guess it's the word 'capture' that made me think camera anywho, Amazing job once again. Oh and I really want to know how many of your pieces I have read. Am I almost at the end?? If so I hope not because I could read your work forever. Keep rockin Mckay

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 16 2013 at 4:03 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 16 2013 at 4:03 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you. 

OldYoungOne said...
on Apr. 12 2013 at 3:18 pm
Beautiful. You described todays world virtually.... I think someone else already said that but still... and honestly the true moments in life are the ones that dont last that long. I love how you captured it in this poem... Well done.

migwam ELITE said...
on Apr. 12 2013 at 12:31 pm
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
240 articles 20 photos 152 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

Haha, wow, I didn't realize I was that well-known :u But I have certainly read enough of your poetry to say that you are just as talented and even more so than I am. Please keep writing, cos I DO "dig" it. Haha :)

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 11 2013 at 4:10 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

That means a lot for you to say. Your one of the best here. I admire your work. And envy you as well :). You have many Eidtors' Choice and that say a lot about your talent. So for you to say that you "dig" this poem, it is a huge compliment for me. Thank you.

migwam ELITE said...
on Apr. 10 2013 at 7:04 pm
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
240 articles 20 photos 152 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

I have a sort of interesting connection with this, because a loved one and I used to make it a game to communicate solely through Twitter (a social media which we both despised) whenever we couldn't see each other. ...trying to express as much love and feeling as you can, as creatively as you can, in 140 characters. What a world we live in. I totally dig this poem, though. You really captured our generation. Five stars, my friend.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 8 2013 at 1:51 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thanks so much.

on Apr. 5 2013 at 10:25 pm
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
1 article 0 photos 629 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

Not bad. :)

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 4 2013 at 2:31 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you. 

on Apr. 3 2013 at 3:56 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
8 articles 0 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

This is true and beautiful. Xo

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 3 2013 at 2:01 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you SpahiraBrightscales!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 3 2013 at 2:00 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

THANK YOU! I appreciate that so much. You're great. I can't wait to read your work by the way. Thank you.

on Apr. 3 2013 at 11:09 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

It is amazing really, that person must've been nuts! It seemed that way to me though I am ot expert of poetry types and technicalities.. :P

on Apr. 2 2013 at 7:10 pm
LexusMarie PLATINUM, Las Cruces, New Mexico
27 articles 0 photos 423 comments

Favorite Quote:
The more control you have over yourself, the less control others have over you.

Hello! There was no need for this to get ONE star! I gave you FIVE! This is really great.. short, simple, and sweet. This is great.. I completely understand what you are getting at. I wish I could get a point across in under 140 characters. I know when I had my twitter I never could, I would have to abbreviate a ton and I still couldn't get it without it making absolutely no sense! Ha! You're great! Xx!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 2 2013 at 3:27 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you for liking it. You know someone gave me a 1 star for this poem. After that I thought no one would like it. But thank you. You've made my day. This was an abstract piece, wasn't it? 

on Mar. 30 2013 at 2:54 pm
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Oh , that sure was fun!  I totally get what you mean though I don't tweet really, never have but few other soical networks...This is such a wonderful abstract piece which is brilliant in its own subtle way.


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