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(I wrote this and posted it on FaceBook, in response to someone saying that internet friends weren't "real" friends)

FaceBook is an "app" that's apt
To cheer me up oft times
With a wide array of people
From a wide array of climes

And while it sometimes frustrates
And tries my patience, too
It's brought to me a wealth of friends
Such priceless gifts, are YOU

Oh yes, I see the hateful memes
They anger me no end
But it's joy and love and kind support
That most good people send

So while I sometimes curse it
And contemplate farewell
The time I share with all of you
Is far too sweet ... to quell.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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  1. Date: 1/5/2017 5:11:00 AM
    I needed that opinion of fb as I was dithering between the yin and the yang . Thanks for the articulation

    Barden Avatar Greg Barden
    Date: 1/5/2017 5:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It is indeed a two-edged sword, Jannie - I think we all find it such in one way or another.