Side Effects of Social Media

What happened to the days where life was not lived behind a screen?

Too busy looking at social media to stop and enjoy the scenery.

Now this generation bullies by way of tweeting, commenting, and posting obscenities

As that child cries at night wondering, “Why are you so mean?”

While another kid ponders if they should end their life at the age of fifteen.

So unfair of what the internet can do, like letting another adult easily criticize and judge you.

Where are the words of encouragement and love to help us through?

Why must we compare ourselves to those who have not lived in our shoes?

Their lives; so seemingly happy without an ounce of residue.

Such beauty that exudes envy across many who wish they could look like that too.

But what thousands do not understand is what may be seen in front of you is not always the truest of views.

If only we knew the imperfections behind the pictures of what these people drew.

Yet we seek validation from those same persons, hoping to prove that we are of value.

And this is what our children see throughout the years leading up to their adult debut.

Why do I need acknowledgement from you?

Our worth cannot be based on those who have no clue.

Even if you do not get the reaction you pursued, more than likely, it still got looked into.

It is easy for us to be misunderstood, when our words can get twisted more than they should.

Than our true intentions are hindered because what we say is made into a falsehood.

Making us out to be no good.

©WildRiverRebel 2017

 

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