We LIKE and we SHARE

We LIKE and we SHARE

A Poem by Augustus

This is what most of us do on Facebook

When the world is full of woe
(as it pretty much always is)
"Oh! He has nowhere to go!"
"Oh! Her life is all amiss!"
And just what do WE do, to show that we care?
But of course, isn't it obvious? We LIKE and we SHARE!

On the screen those big pics flash
The gaunt little Somalian kid
Or the leader who stole our cash
"Of HIM let our country be rid!"
We SHOUT and we YELL till we're gasping for some air
And then we press those little buttons; WE LIKE and we SHARE

They took her on the streets; 30 or more
Give or take a few: All smiling bright as day
Outrageous! Bestial! Horror leaps to the fore
Society is sick: Disgrace, Disgust, Dismay
When the hyenas pounced, some of us were there
But we quietly went back home, to LIKE and to SHARE

Things happen to THEM, some win, some lose
For some Life is REAL, outside the LCD screen
Anyone of US game to be in their shoes?
Of course not, dude! We'd better stay where we've always been
We can make a difference, you know, by sitting in a chair
Because Lord Almighty knows, that we LIKE and we SHARE


© 2012 Augustus

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Nice piece. I LIKE it, and I would SHARE it to others.

Posted 8 Years Ago


8 Years Ago

Thank you! :)
Daisie Vergara (Dhaye)

8 Years Ago

Haha. It earned LIKES in FB already.
Very unlike your usual poetry, but glad to see this side as well. I think that an intense emotion inside often prompts us to pen down what we feel and more often than not it is some form of romance,tragedy or philosophy. It was refreshing to see how the disgust at our society in general could also lead to such a flow of ink - not to say what is right or wrong but giving enough food for thought for reflection in our daily lives. Hope to see more of these!

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on August 26, 2012
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