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Skeptical Old Man

Poetry By: attanasio

I am especially skeptical of things I read on the internet. I hate to be duped and see it happen to others. I wrote this to raise awareness.

Submitted:Jan 25, 2013    Reads: 47    Comments: 10    Likes: 2   

I become a skeptic when I am online these days

I take nothing at face value, I feel I must appraise

You say you are a woman, it may well be untrue

You say your story's true, perhaps its lies you spew


Things you claim to have for sale; not really there

Testimonials on your page, written just to snare

The price you quote, resembles not the final bill

The promises you make, that you will not fulfill


Ask for information you say that you'll not share

Or tell me I won't be contacted; then your there

You claim to have only my best interests at heart

But all you do consider is the corporate pie chart


False information through social media you tell

Expounding all the benefits, of what it is you sell

You sent me tracking cookies every time I click

Then pepper me with ads, you think you're slick


On Booksie some are not what they claim to be

They lie about their situation to a various degree

When I see unsuspecting people buying all the lies

I worry that they're gullible to believe in this disguise


Recently I noticed someone's most outrageous claim

Posted here on Booksie, I believe they play a game

Readers are blindly buying in and being duped by lies

But this old man is skeptical and has discerning eyes


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