Ode to Social Media

(With no hint of irony at all…)

Oh social media, how I love you
Your silly, modern ways.
A place to be a socialite
Across the World Web waves.

To check in your location
Refresh the News Feed page.
To tag and crop a photograph
To create your very own stage.

A place to share and have a laugh
Or for sympathy to seek.
Make of it all what you will
Any day of your long, dull week.

A world to stalk celebrities
From the comfort of your own home.
Or just to find that other folk
Have a life as ordinary as your own.

Status updates, like and link
A profile for all to see.
Nothing’s sacred anymore
But who cares? It’s all for free.

Tell whoever wants to know
All about your life.
Communicate your deepest thoughts
From the sofa to your wife.

Collect up lots of friends like stamps
How many follow you?
How many do you even ‘like’
Of all your Facebook crew?

Be certain that you always
Try hard not to offend.
Be politically correct
Lest your followers should un-friend.

Acronyms a plenty
May drive some up the wall.
O.M.G and W.T.F
You haven’t heard them all??

Now social media, it may seem I loathe you
For wasting all my time.
But if you were not in my life
Then where would I share this rhyme?

A great big thanks to all who continue to read this blog and engage with my mixed up mind on social media πŸ™‚

18 Comments

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18 responses to “Ode to Social Media

  1. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Love this Ode from Joanne πŸ˜€

  2. Reblogged this on Poetry by Pamela and commented:
    Clever rhyme that says it all

  3. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    The Story Reading Ape showcased as a reblog on his blog and I popped over to finish the poem.. Social Media.. I love it.. thanks Joanne.

  4. Excellent. -Rhymes well & funny.

  5. Reblogged this on BOOK CHAT and commented:
    A humorous, but true, look at social media.

  6. This was lots of fun, Joanne!

  7. So clever! I enjoyed reading it. πŸ™‚

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