We pledge to let the propaganda roll…
Much before the penny hits the ground
Or logic intervenes for better
Or curiosity questions the hidden agendas..
We would broadcast your message to millions!
We feed on rhetoric.. especially the one dressed in fear
Hit us under the belly and we would chant a nuclear reaction
Consider us, yours best mass media advertisers!
Often we are the krill unaware of the whales feeding on our big numbers…
For we are the celebrated slaves of social media
We are a bunch of nerves
Buzzing on surface, transporting million bytes every second
Who cares for where it came from
And what impact will it leave
As long as it’s fun
We will accentuate and spread anything
that catches our attention
We traded our intelligence and palette
For few extra emoticons by Mark Zuckerberg
Cause we are the celebrated slaves of social media
We work for free and proudly
In exchange of an illusionary freedom
We became the mini-news-producers
With 140 characters on our plate
We could shift the global debate
And that too with no accountability
To validate or verify, any fact or reality
We defend and offend but rarely repent
Unaware of the big games played at our expense
Try us, we are the celebrated slaves of social media
Give us any complex issue
And we will turn it into black and white
It’s worth only determined by number of likes
Who has patience to scroll down for nuances and minority voice
When we can reach conclusions by scanning digital headlines
When you have burgers and pizza at your doorsteps in less bucks
Why care for hunting, gathering, farming, cooking and cleaning
Screen is our buffet, our pride
Who cares about lives on other side of the digital divide
Indeed we are the celebrated slaves of social media
We conserve energy and boycott effort
Reducing activism to fingers tips and clicks on small screens
While farmers toil the earth, masons bear the heat, rest of the world walk the street,
We click, swipe, like, react, forward, comment, tweet but we never log off…
Our thumbs cries for mercy
Head low and lost in virtuality
While the real world dances and dies
A million deaths and resurrections
We wake up to the sound of new notifications
We… wait for it… are the celebrated souls of social media!
Very well said bhaiya!
Very well said bhaiya!
So aware & brave Stay inspired, Keep writing
With Love & Light Neena Verma, PhD, PCC in.linkedin.com/in/drneenaverma/ https://www.amazon.com/author/neenaverma Sent from my iPad Please excuse any unintended typos
Click Like, Comment, Post, Retweet, Feedback, Is How We Communicate And Experss And Responded To The World . Very Well Said Manish Srivastava.
Well conveyed bro….u were good at this since school days….I still remember the instant poem u managed….it was outside our auditorium during farewell of Kalange sir, I suppose…keep up the great work