The God of Internet


Thirty-three gods.
So passé.

I have deposed the gods of honesty and compassion,
     creativity.

People no longer worship them.
     Now they turn to me.

I'm the god of internet.

I shall stand alone.

This was written for this weekend's Trifecta Writing Challenge.

"Buddhist cosmology tells of Trāyastriṃśa, or the Heaven of Thirty-Three gods, which rule over the human realm.  This weekend we're asking for exactly 33 of your own words about a god of your own devising that shares heaven with the other thirty-two gods.  Make it yours and have fun with it."




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Friday, November 8, 2013

The God of Internet


Thirty-three gods.
So passé.

I have deposed the gods of honesty and compassion,
     creativity.

People no longer worship them.
     Now they turn to me.

I'm the god of internet.

I shall stand alone.

This was written for this weekend's Trifecta Writing Challenge.

"Buddhist cosmology tells of Trāyastriṃśa, or the Heaven of Thirty-Three gods, which rule over the human realm.  This weekend we're asking for exactly 33 of your own words about a god of your own devising that shares heaven with the other thirty-two gods.  Make it yours and have fun with it."




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14 Comments:

At November 8, 2013 at 8:10 PM , Blogger Jo-Anne Teal said...

Have fun with it, they said, and fun with it, you did :)) Totally on the money too! Well done, Kelly :))

 
At November 8, 2013 at 10:33 PM , OpenID momosapien said...

Awesome - this was great to read.

 
At November 9, 2013 at 1:41 AM , OpenID bastetandsekhmet said...

Do be careful of those gods they get peeved so easily ;-) Lovely poem, very well done!

 
At November 9, 2013 at 4:42 AM , Blogger Ruby Manchanda said...

Great piece :)

 
At November 9, 2013 at 10:01 AM , Blogger Suzanne said...

Ah yes, our gods have a lot in common! Nicely done! :)

 
At November 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM , Blogger TMW Hickman said...

So if I want to surf the web, what item do I sacrifice? A mouse? This was hilarious!

 
At November 10, 2013 at 4:39 AM , Blogger Kathy said...

Brilliantly thought out. So many of us fall victim to this God and forget to live life away from it.

 
At November 10, 2013 at 6:54 AM , Blogger j umbaugh said...

Great theme. How can 33 words get that kind of meaning across...

 
At November 10, 2013 at 9:16 AM , Blogger Ivy said...

Ouch! This one hits home. Such a powerful use of your 33 words. Well done!

 
At November 10, 2013 at 11:44 AM , Blogger Björn said...

You are quite on the spot there...

 
At November 10, 2013 at 12:40 PM , OpenID trudgingthroughfog said...

This is frightening, actually, if you think about it - mostly because there's so much truth to it.

 
At November 10, 2013 at 2:03 PM , Blogger tedstrutz said...

Seems to be truer and truer... good observation.

 
At November 10, 2013 at 3:40 PM , Blogger kymm said...

Hahaha I went for one but you took em all down!
Love it, Kelly!

 
At November 10, 2013 at 11:26 PM , Blogger Atreyee said...

Sadly(or happily?)true!I love this God :P Loved where you took this Kelly :D

 

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