Introspective Series: Facebook Addict: A Hidden Masterpiece

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In this entry in my "Introspective Series", we are going to look one of my most talked about poetry pieces that I consider to be a "hidden" masterpiece and one that strikes close to many readers.

Submitted: May 15, 2018

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Introspectve Series:

"Facebook Addict: A Hidden Masterpiece"

By Christian Taylor 

 

In this entry of the 'Introspective Series', I will be talking about one of my poems that has recieved a substantial following due to the relevence of the subject matter.  When we talk about social media, the first word that often comes into our minds is Facebook.  The poem I've created several years ago, I feel was a hidden masterpiece for its relevence is more profound these days due to the increase discussion about social media.  

 

"Facebook Addict" was a telling poem that I wrote because at the time, I was taking a month long break from it because I was finding myself so focused on the likes, comments, and the drama that came with it.  In hindsight, now that several years has past, its funny how we look at social media differently now versus several years ago.  When I wrote it, the piece was more of a warning to the readers about the dangers of how we become so obsessed about the social media site that we loose sight of reality.  

 

However, that sentiment is still the same today.  We are still so focused on the likes, comments, and how the things post is reacted.  We often judge ourselves solely based on the reactions to the things we post that we don't realize how damaging it is to our confidence.  I found myself in that category, where I felt like nothing if I didn't get as much as a like or comment.  Sadly, so many people value themselves only by the things that they post.  

 

The poem has recieved so much acclaim since its publication that I had even been offered to give the rights to the poem to a university for a study.  Although, I never gave permission to have them use the piece, it strikes me that the poem has left a lasting impact on those that read it.  Its amazing how a poem can make people think about things, just like how movies or music can do the same thing.

 

"Facebook Addict" lasting legacy may very well be the relatability to the readers for we now so many social platforms to choose from and how it affects those in ways as described earlier.  I strongly feel that this poem is among my strongest pieces of work and a hidden masterpiece because of the cord it strikes with readers.  Perhaps, down the road, it will continue to grow, but until then, it remains a hidden masterpiece waiting to be discovered once again.


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