|Image taken from KoSong blogspot|
Staring at the "wall" of her facebook page,
She felt she was not really "active" and "smart".
The profile picture did not gather likes and,
her so-called friends did not bother to talk.
Neither phone calls nor emails and no intention to chat,
And she did know she was just feeling lost.
All she could get was a "hi" when she buzzed,
most times it was only the "seen" labels and text.
Though she felt that the whole world was busy,
chatting and sharing many stories.
They posted the photos on all pretext,
and shared every bit of their life in a text.
Her mind was blank and thoughts all wary,
Nothing to pen or paint on the "wall".
She wanted some peace and be at ease,
Just forget the mess and get DE-stressed.
She tried and she tried to stop staring at the "wall",
and "unfollow" the ones she didn't know.
Alas, if only.....
it were that easy.
She tried and she quit
for, the wall was something she did not want to miss.
She just sat looking at her empty white wall.
© Copyrights Reserved - Meena Arvind 2014.
This is a poem inspired from one of the many articles that I read about how Facebook actually depresses most folks (NPR 2013). I am only linking just one of the studies here. There have been many videos that have gone viral (ironically through FB) that shows how social media has actually changed the way people position themselves, feel about themselves and others. This is just a fun poem and being a woman it was easier to use the personal pronoun "she".