“To All My Facebook Friends” (2)

Words can be perfect to describe everything in the world, even if they are ironical truths.
Such a great piece of poetry.

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We could unplug ourselves
Off Facebook
And start writing
In journals.
We could write
Each other letters
And make frequent trips
To the post office.
It will take too much of our time,
Of course, but our correspondence
Will be longer
And the pleasure of conversing
Will be drawn out.
Anyway, a conversation
Via social media
Mediated by computer monitors
And profile photos
Isn’t really much of a
Conversation, is it?
Anyway, I want to see your
Handwriting, feel the strokes
Of your pen with my fingers,
And smell the ink and paper.
You don’t have to write and sound
Like Jane Austen, although that would
Be great, as well.
You can write like a cardiologist,
I wouldn’t mind.
There are nuances in our handwriting,
You know.
We could lie on roof tops
And gaze at the distant galaxies
And talk about our dreams.
We could…

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3 thoughts on ““To All My Facebook Friends” (2)

  1. niviews says:

    Im as guilty as most of spending my “life” online, but its not until you realize how much better you feel by getting outside (even if it is alone) and walking around exploring that you begin to change. Just by sticking a camera in your pocket it gives you the drive to go and capture a moment somewhere, anywhere, then post THAT online therefore filling two needs. You get out, but you dont have to give up on your virtual life either. My site is very new, and i dont even know how it all operates on WP yet, but the impetus to go outside, away from the pc, and discover something worth photographing is already strong. Thats a big plus for sure. Ive had quite a few low points myself over the years, but i always feel better after an exterior adventure 🙂


  2. Dante says:

    Hi Radhika,

    I like your blog! Thank you so much for reblogging my poem.

    Take care,


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