Day Six

From NaPoWriMo on Facebook:
Using iambic pentameter, write a poem about the role of social media in your life (whether positive or negative).


4240948Don’t Panic! :)

The words iambic pentameter make some people nervous, probably on account of them being fancy and foreign-sounding, but it’s really pretty simple… There’s five sets of two sounds each, going soft hard soft hard, like duh da duh da duh da duh da duh da. Rhyming is optional, but kinda fun to play with. Also, you can throw in an extra sound here and there (I did it once, can you find it?); it’s okay I promise.

 


Antisocial media

The Facebook makes me think I could belong
And LinkedIn gives me reason to look good
But Twitter makes me wonder if I’m wrong
While Google Plus is a small neighborhood.

But in the end I’d rather see your face
And hear sarcastic phrases for myself
Let’s pretend it’s gone away like My(old)Space
And leave our damn iPhones upon the shelf.

~ Liesl Dineen, 2014

What do you think?

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