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A #Social Prompt

Spoon-fed  My #social networking scrolling news was spoon-fed  It took over my head  Could I just stay in bed?  A bottomless pit of #socialized rearing  Where everyone else is doing the steering  But then I realized  Living behind this disguise  This #society of devices  Is our fix  Our vices  This prison is our poison  Our […]

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Spoon-fed 

My #social networking scrolling news was spoon-fed 

It took over my head 

Could I just stay in bed? 

A bottomless pit of #socialized rearing 

Where everyone else is doing the steering 

But then I realized 

Living behind this disguise 

This #society of devices 

Is our fix 

Our vices 

This prison is our poison 

Our feeds destroy 

And leave us with nothing

Depleting our substance 

With utter nonsense 

Totally exhausting 

It’s like constant accosting 

A #social nightmare 

A constant scare 

No thanks 

Walk away 

Update my status? 

I have nothing to say

No more #social today 

…..

ugh!
———-

Except for….

This one true joy,

I find in the noise 

It’s in these pockets of spaces 

Where we can deploy 

Our words 

To ears unheard 

To be their voice 

Or our own 

Our choice 

To write for you 

To write for me 

To have our words land 

In a place to read 

In a place to see 

Wisdom in time 

Frolicking in rhyme 

This is the space where clarity unfolds 

Where our words unfold 

This is the place where healing remains 

Our lives are regained 

Amongst these poet’s heaps 

Of unlimited alphabets 

Lives love & faith, 

These poems? Are safe 

Even in cyber space 

For our truth comes out 

Naked on the page 

When we engage 

With our poetic rage 

And hope, and grief, and sad, and belief 

And I guess yes, for these reasons indeed

I’ll still consume some #social feed 

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