A SHOT OF VANITY

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A SHOT OF VANITY

Social media shenanigans
do learn nay to take seriously
seldom do they add any value
Distortion of reality a tool
readily applied in an arena 
where aesthetics rule
over brains and decorum




#Cybertracks
Vanity train.. Dec 2016

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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  1. Date: 1/5/2017 4:27:00 AM
    You are absolutely right dear friend. More than ninety-five percent of social media users know only how to click a like but still often we find good things also. And these five percents are our hopes who contribute things on which we can ponder and think to amend our pride and prejudices. But this is how things are changing in this world today. Your Poem is a great reflection of that. Thank you once again for your kind words on my new Poem cum Song.A7 Love & best wishes...Ravindra K Kapoor

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    Date: 1/5/2017 4:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ravindra,.. for those insightful comments and the 7. Yes social media can be used as a toll for positive progress and the growth of progressive thought, and there is no wishing away the relevance of social media in to days world.. //Almighty blessings in the new year
  1. Date: 12/9/2016 1:32:00 PM
    Absolutely true. Where all medie manipulate truth, it is especially so with social media.

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    Date: 12/10/2016 1:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    True.. thank you Darren for gracing this poem with your esteemed comments.. ;-)
  1. Date: 12/9/2016 2:58:00 AM
    Interesting piece. I find that social media is a distorted arena that ultimately stimulates the lay reader to promote a fake story. Reading Hunter S Thompson is just as entertaining, so the reader is responsible for knowing what is real and what is fact. I guess the only difference is that HST was a great writer (and hilarious, to boot). I don't know if I'm on the same track here, but I dig the topic. -- Wesley C.

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    Date: 12/10/2016 1:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you S.P.. social media is a tool which human beings subvert to advance their own agenda of vanity.. the love for likes, follows, and comments takes control,it thrives on the love for adoration and social validation.. But if used in the right way its a tool for positive change.. //Almighty Bless
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    Date: 12/9/2016 8:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lewis. I apologize. I'd like to recant my words above. I'm not certain what I wrote was either productive or necessarily true -- I am so out of touch with social media, I don't have the knowledge to make a blanket statement like that. BUT this poem makes me think, and I find that omitting punctuation makes this piece an even more challenging read -- in a good way. Thank you for sharing. -- Wesley C.