Dear Social Media

Your inception was a wave of the future,

Taking by storm the time of a nation,

But what was once a complement to memories and friendships,

Has replaced communication.


Now we “like” or “repost” or “retweet”

See the world from our little screen

It seems an entire generation has forgotten

What face-to-face really means.


Experiences now controlled by pictures

Videos, comments, and words,

Checking in on people’s one-sided lives

With Snapchats or little blue birds


As much as you may now connect us

And work as our personal press

I miss the time when life was not restricted

to 140 characters or less.

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