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Emoticon's Epitaph

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Emoticon's Epitaph

I wonder if there is any hope for the human race,
when messages are sent with such half-hearted grace.
It's not enough to say you're happy, you have to paint a picture too.
"The sun is proudly shining, the sky is a joyous blue."
*insert smilie here*
Well I sure do appreciate
you making it crystal clear!
I would say what's on my mind,
but you see I have an appointment
with Captain Obvious.
Indeed I'd say words most unkind,
but instead why not this?

>:(

Greater than, colon, parenthesis.
I would cleverly jest with a laugh and a tease
though sad to say I just heard the bell.
You will have to settle for a weak LOL.
But like any other explosive fad
the Era of the Emoticon is sure to pass.
And when that day comes
I will gladly write it's epitaph:

With colon and parenthesis, I do declare
I'm in a much better place with the Man Upstairs.

:)

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  1. Date: 12/27/2013 8:46:00 PM

    ha ha. like this one and share the angst sometimes... ;-)

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 1:16:00 AM

    hahaha, I don't really like those damn things either!!! WHERE THE HECK ARE YOU, Timothy. Sure hope you are ok.

  1. Date: 6/28/2013 12:55:00 AM

    Hey you! This is a cute write.... :) HA HA! No seriously....good job. Where have you been? I'm a big worried. You haven't been visiting, AND I see you haven't been posting. :*( (sorry..couldn't help it!) Hope all is well. I hope it is because you got that someone special in your life and have no time for us...If that's the case....ROCK ON! :) HA HA!

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 5:27:00 PM

    I really love this and you make a great point!

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 12:07:00 PM

    Clever and a great read. I agree with you. I won't use emoticons and text language. Writing with entire words and sentences has worked for me this long, why change now.

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 11:03:00 AM

    ... and then you accidentally put a :( instead of a :) and the tone of your entire message is taken the wrong way haha. Again, I love your blunt and clever writes! That epitaph is priceless!

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 10:00:00 AM

    Indeed... you are in a much better place-- 'emoticons'--- so easy to push that button.. smiley, a wink or sad little face... we are missing the real emoticon here-- God's Grace and His obviously superior emoticons He loves to show off with His Creations. Makes one wonder what the computerized/cell phone emoticon of that huge & vast Eternal love would be... enjoyed this as always.

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 8:09:00 AM

    :0) Lol!! URTG. LMAO

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 3:38:00 AM

    I hear what yur saying Tim, I'm as guilty as the next lol. these symbols and pictures are now part of the electronic communication age and I doubt they will disappear, they are a shorthand way of displaying emotion and people will always want to do that, so just :) and bear it lol. Welcome back. Take care, Richard