Selfie-less Girl

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 Selfie-less Girl

“Mom, why is it that we never take selfies?”, little Ivana ranted as she stomped behind her mother from one room to the other.

“Honey! We do take sometimes”, replied Savita, albeit a bit indifferently, for she was too engrossed thinking about her work project.

“Nooo…but they’re just photos. They are not selfieeees!!” Ivana’s words dragged in rebellion while her mouth pouted.

“That means the same”

“Nooo Mom! As if I don’t know!!” Then after pausing for a while to think, Ivana asked “OK! Do we ever do like this in our pictures?”  She came in front of her mom and pursed her lips out in a pout, to make a duck-face. But the mom was amused.

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#Hashtagged Lives of #Social #Media Junkies

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(Lonesome twitterer sitting on road-side wired network)

 

#Hashtagged Lives of #SocialMedia Junkies

this life full of hash tags
our fragile life support

these jumbled networks on the net
too widespread, too shallow yet

these fluctuating statistical dips
ego-boosting followers n likers

these spheres in the blogosphere
going everywhere, reaching where?

this highly connected disconnect
surmounts isolation, then rejects

we, the wirelessly wired, the restfully tired
our sleepless sleeps, our aimless aims

where are we all going hand-in-hand
riding this media horse, towards what end??

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The lonesome twittering Crested Pigeon, that I pictured from many angles,  is commonly found in Australia. It is often solitary and makes distinct whistling calls and hooting sounds, to draw attention of others like him.

My poem and the lonely pigeon convey one aspect of social media – that it has connected us all like never before and yet disconnected us from the real world…a bitter reality we find hard to digest.

On the other hand, without media I wouldn’t have been able to share this post with you.

Connected

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