Poem's Exile: An SEO Keywords Poem
And so it was
that all came to bid homage
to the Great Google Algorithm.
He, attired in god-like raiment
sat upon throne, radiant,
and ready to pass judgment,
worthy enough to pass
to continue to limn the Great Google’s presence.
And so they lined the great hall,
steeped in hope,
clad in garb outweighing
the true content of heart, soul and mind.
Gleaming in armor of helmet and mouth-guard
came sports (with 5,080,000,000 hits)
carrying its prized mascot, football (with 1,660,000,000).
Arrayed on all the finery of silkened
position and place,
seven servants came carrying a golden chest
overflowing with money (3,620,000,000 hits)
and the most precious jewelry (1,060,000,000).
And the Algorithm declared that it was good.
but nonetheless sexy (2,180,000,000 hits)
politics (1,120,000,000) arrived, bowing low,
and although aware of politics’ lack of substance,
the Algorithm declared that all was good.
Marriage (790,000,000) and shopping (784,000,000)
vied heavily for Algorithm’s attention
piercing pocket books and hearts
with equal abandon during each joust and parry.
And still, the Great Google Algorithm declared that all was good.
Happiness (322,000,000) trailed shopping and marriage,
bowing and smiling as was its wont.
Algorithm was less than pleased
and tapped its fingers upon steel throne.
Happiness’ smile faltered
the Great Google allowed it to pass.
Last in line came Poem (175,000,000),
but containing the conscience of the people of Google.
The Great Google Algorithm arose with shout
and ordered its great and steely guards
to oust Poem.
And so it came to be
that the conscience
of the land lay exiled,
its edges frayed,
its words largely unread,
trampled into dust.
So it was ordered.
So shall it be.
Copyright/All rights reserved Audrey Howitt August 31, 2012. Do not use or copy without the express written permission of the author.