facebook friend

 

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(^^image from mashable.com^^)


the only definition

that seems fittingly so,

is that a 'facebook friend'

could be anyone...

you simply do not know,

the 'unknown zone'

may be the place they

call home,

it's somewhere 'out there',

not here, and not gone.


so dear facebook friend,

with communication

so penned,

wherever you are,

i cannot say,

but you've been 

a dear friend,

forever and a day,

you are always there

with you cute

profile picture,

smiling as we chatter,

through the strains

of life's strictures,

i never met you,

and yet blindly, 

we converse,

about everything online, 

in fact, all in the universe,

you're there when

it's raining,

and even in the snow,

carved in digital 

realities, which

little of I know,

but now the time has come

for me to clean up 

this list, and i fear 

i must delete you,

oh, please don't 

be pissed!

exactly you're 

mission, i dont 

have clue, but 

believe me my dear,

our friendship's 

like glue,

on my page you

are hidden, 

so you won't notice

you're not there,

til your next quip

or comment,

attempted to share.


we never exchanged 

phone calls, or

met for a beer,

but my inbox is open

so you can email

all year, 

you live miles away,

but believe me 

of this,

you're as close 

as you were ever,

even though we 

n'er kissed,

if there's one 

thing to learn

from this digital void,

is that social networking's 

for fun, an accessory,

to be enjoyed,

because although

we are spirit,

this life is so,

so much more,

our friendship conceived

through this virtual birth,

but truly my friend,

our names on a list

does not show

our true worth.



 

3:04 PM 8/11/2013 ©


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Author's Notes/Comments: 

What exactly is a 'facebook friend'? If you have never met the person, it is a friendship without a person. It is a name on a list. Oh, come on....we ar better than that!! ...hehe.... 

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Diamond_Wills_New_War's picture

Maybe I'm missing out but I

Maybe I'm missing out but I don't use facebook. Matter of fact just saying it feels weird. I don't hate it or anything just not my cup of tea. I'm young but something in me won't let the old ways die. I don't read my books on a tablet and I listen to music from the 60's I'm not afraid to admit I know Diana Rosss is.


Long days and pleasant nights

Diamond

nightlight1220's picture

Turning pages is part of the

Turning pages is part of the anticipation in reading a super good book. Diana Ross...The Temptations, The Four Tops....and the late Michael Jackson....Motown it was an incredible time for music.

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...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "

 

a.griffiths57's picture

Facebook friend:

 

 

I think with fb friends there is a tendancy to be very personal with your chatter. With post poems there are an array of topics to write poetry about and involve your inner most thoughts and ideas and also different styles of poetry to attempt also; that can help build a truer friend relationship.  


 

 

http://www.postpoems.org/authours/a.griffiths57

nightlight1220's picture

Facebook can be a tool for

Facebook can be a tool for many things. For me, I used it to grow and do tons of self introspection with. I have met (only online, albeit) a plethora of great and interesting people through my use of it. All my fb friends are people I have never met in actuality. We discuss and share opinions and insights into a vast array of different topics and at times, get extremely deep. I love fb..and have had extremely good discussions there...but the question remains...What IS a friend you have never met? I think that for myself...they are a reflection of me.

 

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...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "

 

TheShadowKnows's picture

and yet... here we all are. I

and yet... here we all are. I have never met any of you. But still we share personal pieces of art and wisdom. Glorius isnt it?

iwonderwho's picture

very interesting write

online friends, especially ones that you don't even know who they are, are good if you need advice. i think. like they're unbiased because they don't know who you are. and everyone can just say anything. because no one will know. ohkay, what i was thinking didn't exactly come out right in this comment. ugh. this isn't how i imagined it in my head. 

nightlight1220's picture

Haha!!!  See? Bottom line

Haha!!!  See? Bottom line is...you don't know who they are. lmao....too funny. I like fb because it allows me to socialize with others and reflect upon myself. I get clarity of thought from that. Of course I can do that in everyday life as well, but people in everyday life don't always enjoy pondering the same things as I do, so with fb, (and actually, the internet as well) there are many different sources for me to consider different ways to consider a query or question I may have.

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...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "

 

SSmoothie's picture

So does that go for us pp

So does that go for us pp friends bareing our souls? Sobering write! ;) nice one name without a face ;) 


Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

"Well, it's life SIMS, but not as we know it" - ¡$&am

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Strangely enough, so far for

Strangely enough, so far for me pp isn't at all like fb for me. I think it has to do with this being more of a site where there is a lot of people who are serious about poetry....there is a hobby here. I don't know. It seems different. I haven't deleted anyone here yet, ever, and never met anyone (that I know of). I think I sort of agree with Rose....it's that everyday thing on fb that sort of gets to you Especially when people tell you theri daily routine, and you never even met them. Idk. I've had some excellent interaction with people on fb. I am in no way knocking it, just saying that it is what it is. It's a list of names....even those you think you know...are they really who they say they are? You don't know, right? 

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...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "

 

SSmoothie's picture

Yeah, tru dat! ;) 

Yeah, tru dat! ;) 


Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

"Well, it's life SIMS, but not as we know it" - ¡$&am

Daniellewills's picture

Wonderful post. Keep it

Wonderful post. Keep it up...... buy facebook likes

nightlight1220's picture

I don't quite know what you

I don't quite know what you mean about 'buy facebook likes'---(you'll have to forgive my ignorance if it's some new trend--I am not exactly a young chicken..lol), but thank you for reading and commenting!! 

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...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "

 

bishu's picture

Nice insight into Facebook Fiends

Nice insight into Facebook Fiends.Difficult to sever Fiend from Friend.I keep away from unknown people. Expecting a post from you on "Freindship" Who is a "friend" in this Cyber Age ? None are really truthful(save a handful) online.I am having tummyache (from too much spinach) ~ B Happy Daylight2013~


©bishu 

 

nightlight1220's picture

A friend is one who sees you

A friend is one who sees you as the subject of your own life, and not as an object to be used in theirs, Bishu.

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...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "

 

bishu's picture

I have never seen a definition as this daylight one two twenty

I have never seen a definition as this daylight one two twenty...... But repected nl1220, how can we cease to belong to friends/family?Are not family = bestfriends ? Mind is getting fuzzied.... I'll stop on "face........ book" concluding that "everyone isn't a crook" "My life?" what's that? Neck aching.. spinach time . I'll post another poem in about 1 hour or so.... It's 10.35 a.m. Local time. ~ B Happy & make happy respected daylight12-20~


©bishu 

 

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No, of course...not everyone

No, of course...not everyone is the same...but I would not want to communicate with people through the internet only. I know there are plenty who do, but they also use other means...such as Skype, or other video telephony.

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...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "