Join Delores, MotherOwl, and me as we take on this word that can mean such different things, including:
- a continuous low humming sound
- a part of a musical instrument that emits a constant sound (such as a pipe in a set of bagpipes or a string on a sitar)
- a male bee
- a remote-controlled pilotless aircraft
Surely to goodness it can't be too hard to dash off a few choice lines on this versatile word, right? RIGHT??
We'll see :)
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My first thought when I see the word "drone" is a variation on the first of the meanings above.
I think we've all had the experience of being in a classroom or at an event where somebody at the front of the room has the rest of the people in the room trapped like bugs in a bottle while he or she does the talking.
That's real power, my friends.
A great speaker is a rare and pleasant thing. A poor speaker with uninspiring material and apathetic delivery, on the other hand, can make even the kindest and most understanding of souls think dark thoughts and wish for toothpicks to prop their eyelids open.
Please Pass The Sledgehammer
Even speakers well-known
Have been oft heard to drone
Leaving listeners to moan
And organizers to groan
This is not to condone
Walking out on a drone
But I wouldn't bemoan
Being swapped with a clone
Here we all are, under those circumstances:
And for those who prefer pictures rather than video:
Video clip and meme found on icanhas.cheezburger.com.
Wishing you all a good week, free from the need for toothpicks :)
Over to you, Delores; what's the topic for next week??