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Poem: "The Memelord"

This poem came out of the December 3, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by prompts from aldersprig and my_partner_doug.  It has been sponsored by janetmiles.


The Memelord


No one knows
why things go viral
on the Internet.

It just happens sometimes,
one meme spreading far and wide
while many similar ones
languish unnoticed.

The Memelord
is the ultimate lurker,
the god of what catches on
silently deciding the fate of cyberspace.

No one knows
where he came from
or how he emerged from
the primal chaos

but there is one thing
we do know about the Memelord:

He is inordinately fond of cats.

* * *

Notes:

A meme is a transmittable idea, and an Internet meme spreads through cyberspace.  Know your memes.

There's a widespread observation that "God is inordinately fond of beetles."  Given the rise of LOLcats, we may deduce that the deity of memes prefers kitties to bugs.

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From: technoshaman Date: December 5th, 2013 03:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Bast must have something to do with this. :)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 5th, 2013 03:44 am (UTC) (Link)

*laugh*

I would not be at all surprised. Cat worship is an old custom.
aldersprig From: aldersprig Date: December 5th, 2013 11:27 am (UTC) (Link)
*gigglesnort* awesome
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 6th, 2013 12:30 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I'm glad you like this.
kestrels_nest From: kestrels_nest Date: December 5th, 2013 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hit the last line and burst out laughing. Thank you!
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 5th, 2013 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yay!

I'm glad you liked this so much.
natf From: natf Date: December 8th, 2013 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
YAY! LOL!

(This userpic is a shrunken canhazcheezburgr (sp?)!
natf From: natf Date: December 8th, 2013 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
(and this one is a roflbot-ed photo that I took)…
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 8th, 2013 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I'm glad you enjoyed this so much.
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