Why must I use a hashtag?
I never did at school
But when I go on twitter
It is the golden rule
Every sentence used to communicate
Is preceded by a hash
It isn’t like proper grammar
It makes my teeth constantly gnash
They say you only get noticed
When you use the hash prefix
But life is too short to bother
With ruining a language with such a mix
So carry on new century
Go on and have a blast
But I have no truck with the hashtag
I’ll stay in the century; the last!
George L. Ellison is a writer of poetry and short stories. He as published two books called Poetic Reminiscences and Weaving Words. George lives with his wife and dogs in Chester-Le-Street, County Durham in England. He is a member of The Writers and Poetry Alliance. He is currently working on his new project as well as learning to play the saxophone at the Sage Gateshead!