Saturday, January 25, 2014

Animals Acting on Reality TV

Wishful Seeing
by Rachel Hoyt

Reality is what you see
away from your TV -
your personal monotony
that's mostly drama free -
No friends from Old Mac Donald's farm
wandering down Main Street,
No ostriches with sneaky charm
who could peck off your feet,
No six foot long constrictor snakes
hiding in your drain pipe,
No mysterious squeaks or quakes
that could be heard on Skype,
No toucans or parrots that talk
knocking upon your door,
No chimpanzees out on a walk
to the new corner store,
And even if these did occur
you probably could not snap
an action shot without some blur
unless you set a trap.

Copyright © 2014 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

Reality TV with humans has never been my cup of tea.
Capturing creatures to act in such shows makes me beyond angry.

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Is Net Neutrality Just an Innocent Dream Fading With Age?

Internet Triolet
by Rachel Hoyt

image from  seanweigoldferguson's photostream)

It was created to unite us, bring equality,
Yet the creator's nature got stuck in its net.
It's aging and showing prejudices proudly,
Though created to unite us, bring equality.
Its innocence at birth nourished neutrality,
Until worldly wisdom showed fair is a fool's bet.
It was created to unite us, bring equality,
But its creator's nature is stuck in its net.

Copyright © 2014 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

This triolet poem was inspired by changing net neutrality rules
and the worry that these changes will bury many Internet jewels.

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Police Use Rap Music to Solve Crimes

Rap Trap
by Rachel Hoyt

image by sattva via

Spit it out, keep it in -
There's no way to win.
Do the crime. Do the time.
They're minding your rhyme.
They detect, they inspect
your bold disrespect.
In a snap, with your rap,
You lay your own trap.
It's free speech. You can preach,
but any can leech.

Copyright © 2013 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

Some police are cracking crimes with the messages in rappers' rhymes.

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Valley Speak is Spreading to Men?

Valley Boys
by Rachel Hoyt

image by porbital via

Oh em gee - 
How could it be?
A change in masculinity?
Like, what's the deal?
Is this for real?
Could valley speak have mass appeal?
You're joking, right?
Get out of sight!
Upspeak implies a lack of might.
As if, you know...
Like, dude, bro...
Male voices aren't all loud and low?

Copyright © 2013 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

According to a new study, more California men
are speaking with an upward tone like I did way back when.

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