Emojis came about, I think,
because folks have a need for wink
and grins that last throughout the week,
or tears that flow from yellow cheek.
(The yellow cheek of Smiley Face
appears today from place to place.
Within a text and email, too,
Emojis are for me and you.)
I also think they came to be
because there is a need for glee.
Ideas expressed Emoji way
are commonplace and here to stay.
(Communication is with speed,
and so there seems to be a need
to spice communiques for fun;
Emojis seem to get it done.)
Icons express ideas, all right,
and they are pleasant to one’s sight.
They help to fill emotion’s aim;
words often fail to play that game.
Emojis come from human minds;
indeed, there are so many kinds.
There’s need for this Emoji stuff
because, sometimes, words aren’t enough.
Writer’s Cramp Co-Winner