In our early history there was no Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn;
Facebook was church.
Social media was all religions and therein movements grew; after decades became televised.
Tweets; kept everyone off the city bus one year.
Instant Message; was the Jim Crow signs in our neighborhoods.
Ping back by reminding everybody; “What preacher said Sunday?”
LinkedIn was a community barber; or hair salon.
eHarmony was socials, bible study, and family picnics.
What is now thought of as soft, old, corny; schooled the toughest and most tenacious fighters.
Call it dull and nerdy; call it any acronym you choose; but bulld a bright future with the memory of it.
Remember the time when Facebook Friends were right next to one another; marching.
FaceTime was marriage, family; Loving yet not always legal.
Writing missions and directives on quilts; texting.
Beating out rebellion on drums; code for that tech savvy.
Singing spirituals: memorizing, devising.
We’ve always been Smart, way before electricity; remember our legacy.