Every Wednesday I take a snapshot of what’s trending from one of the more popular websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google and use it as the basis for one of three literary devices: a poem, a short story, or a short article. Every topic has to be referenced at least once and it has to be 500 words or less.
Today’s Trend-esday Offering comes from Facebook:
Scotland pulls against the yoke,
with visions to be free,
free from stuffy, English rule,
free from English tea.
With English hero, Hiddleston,
away at war with Kong,
the Scots will plot, and plan, and pray,
that reshoots keep him long.
Hiddle’ hopes his war he wins,
that monsters lose their bid.
He loathes to die five minutes in,
like Bryan Cranston did,
when facing monsters with his kid.
Cranston now, with show at end,
clutching Emmy, globe of gold,
seeks to start a one-man trend,
revive a sport, now slow and old.
Baseball needs to break the bad,
streak of ratings in the tank,
so calls upon the one who took,
good ratings to the bank.
Chris Davis, once a troubling tale,
now saves a life amidst a wreck.
Perhaps suspension will be repealed,
millstone lifted from his neck,
as NFL descends to (heck).
Rice appeals to lighten load,
heavy-hand fell to his lot.
Six-games, he claims, is what is right,
but what he got, is simply not.
Oskar, too, may seek such grace,
as crimes are charged to his account.
Many wrinkles line aged face,
but wrongs in youth, too much to count.
Horrors from an aged past,
may fade as generations die
but justice keeps a truer time,
for those who fell with silent cry.
May the geniuses who ply their trade,
seek to find a better way,
to learn the secrets stuff of life,
than those who tried in Oskar’s day.
Life is not the cost to pay.
Panic! ISIS comes to us,
our borders, insecure.
North from Mexico, they ride,
their intent, unclean, impure.
This, we learn, from one in power,
a statesman sounds alarm!
Take heed, we say to Mister Graham,
false warnings can bring harm.
Panic! At the Disco,
revives a classic hit,
“Bohemian” finds new vibe,
with Panic’s novel bit.
And one last note, a final thought,
to flatter, imitate.
Comedians on SNL,
the finest of clickbait.
“Click, life can wait.”