"Facebook Addict"

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

A poem about my addiction to Facebook and how its affected my life.

 

Write a status,
Write on a wall,
What’s everyone up too,
What’s on your mind?
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Post a picture,
Write a comment,
Add a friend,
Ignore or confirm?
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Time passing by,
Time wasted,
No time on what’s important,
All time spent on the social network.
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Numbers go up on the list,
Write on their wall,
Few return the favor,
Sound familiar?
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The network consumes me,
All time spent on it,
Accomplishing very little,
Obsession over acceptance.
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Privacy nonexistent,
Who will see?
Only everyone,
Post it for all eternity.
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Need to get away,
Need to escape the social network,
Face with reality of the book,
I’m an addict.
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Hours turn to days,
Days turn to months,
Time away equals creative lives,
And happier days.
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Avoiding the facebook of high school,
Avoiding the drama,
Avoiding the social network,
Taking control of my life.
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Dignity where you stand,
Have morals for yourself,
Keep what’s private; private,
Realize the importance of you.
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I’m an addict of facebook,
Two weeks without the social network,
And I’m still breathing,
Are you an addict of the network? 
 


Submitted: October 24, 2010

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alita

This is good, very true, I sometimes find myself addicted, so I try to step back. Sometimes I can't remember what i used to do with all my time before facebook, that's when you know it's a problem.

Sun, October 24th, 2010 5:33pm

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For me it became a problem when I was spending 4 hours a day just being on facebook playing games and trying to talk to old friends, who seem to be ignoring you all the time.

I've spent as much as 5 to 6 hours a day! On facebook waiting for something to come up and I would just get upset in the end. That's when I knew I had a problem.

Glad you like the poem! :)

Sun, October 24th, 2010 10:44am

Mike Florio

Very good poem. Its true, facebook is consuming this generation, and if you don't think that's bad, you should pay a visit to www.lamebook.com to see what some people actually do with their lives. But very nicely done.

Sun, October 24th, 2010 5:38pm

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I agree...Facebook has really become a waste of time for many people and to me its no different than what it is in high school. You still got those who are more popular than others and others how get ignored by everyone else.

I'll have to check out the website you mentioned....I can only imagine what people do with their lives. Glad you like the poem! :)

Sun, October 24th, 2010 10:47am

AnjaTsunami

so, so true!!! I like this poem!

Sun, October 24th, 2010 5:38pm

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Thank you! :)

Sun, October 24th, 2010 10:47am

j0nathan0wnz

i think the comment above me just about summed up what i wanted to say. This speaks the truth.

Sun, October 24th, 2010 5:39pm

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Thank you and I'm glad that you like this poem. If you know people who would think that this poem speaks the truth about Facebook...tell them to read this. I like to see who else would admit that their addicted to facebook.

Once again, glad you like the poem! :)

Sun, October 24th, 2010 10:51am

Da Rae

This is so true. Millions could probably relate to this easily. Great job!
Dani:)

Sun, October 24th, 2010 6:07pm

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Thank you! And yes, I think alot of people will relate to this. Glad you like this poem! :)

Sun, October 24th, 2010 11:09am

the dead poet

I have used facebook for about a year, I have about eight hundred freinds on it as maney games, and I have it on my phone to lol,
I'm using my phone right now to wright this lol
this is a very nice poem and noone every wrights me back lol, maybe we can be freinds someday on facebook lol maybe we all ready our you would never know lol well I liked this poem nice right.

Sun, October 24th, 2010 7:33pm

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I'm really glad that you like the poem! :)

When I get my facebook back up, which won't be until early next year...I'll let you know and you can add me then. Thanks again.

Mon, October 25th, 2010 8:06am

Sierra MacKenzie

Dude, this is awesome!!! I will totally confess that I'm an addict. LOL,mostly to keep up with people that have moved away, but that's probably just an excuse on my part. :P Loved it!

Sun, October 24th, 2010 7:39pm

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When your on the computer for 4 to 6 hours A DAY playing on facebook...you might be an addict. Haha. It wouldn't surprise if there's alot of people that have this same problem.

Facebook is a good thing when you want to keep in touch with loved ones and friends, but when it becomes such a huge part in your life than it becomes a bad thing.

Glad you like the poem! :)

Mon, October 25th, 2010 8:02am

ladygoldenheart127

..It's very nice! that is really true..maybe i'll became like you too sooner..hehe. I like it!

Mon, October 25th, 2010 12:53am

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Believe me...its not worth it. There's more important things to life then being on facebook all the time. Haha. Glad you like the poem! :)

Mon, October 25th, 2010 8:00am

Graeme Montrose

Well you seem to have gotten it down pat there! That is just how it is. Time disappears and you don't even know it, the minutes turn into hours as if by magic and you sit back and wonder incredulously whatever happened to the time! Well penned my friend!

Mon, October 25th, 2010 2:04am

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Exactly! I'm glad you like the poem! :)

Mon, October 25th, 2010 7:57am

inkie

....and then the Zynga games!!!! :-)

Mon, October 25th, 2010 7:13am

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Don't get me started on Cafeworld and Farmville! Lol.

Mon, October 25th, 2010 7:52am

Vincey Delaney

great work here, love it!!! It certainly is true to the word for many people! This is just so right on the mark, terrific piece indeed!!!

Mon, October 25th, 2010 10:11am

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I think ALOT of people can relate to this and I hope they come forward and comment on this. I'm glad you like the poem! Thanks.

Mon, October 25th, 2010 7:50am

Danielle0elleinad

I know how you would feel, my mom took my facebook because of the same thing. i did get mad at her at first i felt like after i logged off, i was turned into an unknown person. so feeling like an unknown person was not so hot. after a while i went back on facebook and i felt like new, i gained control of myself but i also gained bad times of my life.
Nice poem. just what i felt.

Mon, October 25th, 2010 10:11am

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When your on the computer and going on Facebook for 4 to 6 A DAY!!! You realize that you might have a problem. Now, I'm learning to not go on the computer everyday and learning that there's more important things in life than just going on facebook all the time.

Glad you like the poem! :)

Mon, October 25th, 2010 7:48am

Shweta

Wow! Incredibly true. You have put the truth so beautifully. Bravo, gal!
It's really amazing, rings a bell in the head.
Nice one.

Mon, October 25th, 2010 10:55am

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Thank you! This is a true story for me so yeah it really does speak the truth. I'm glad you like it.

Mon, October 25th, 2010 7:46am

youfoundme

you did a good job showing your emotions and opioions in this poem.

Mon, October 25th, 2010 1:07pm

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Thank you! I'm glad you like it! :)

Mon, October 25th, 2010 7:45am

imagination101

Well I don't have face book YET! but have seriously thought about it. I am addicted to the internet though! I spend most hour at my computer than up front with the family! great poem!

HOPE YOU'LL CHECK MY WORK OUT SOON! LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR SHORT STORIES, i LOVE SUSPENCE!!

Mon, October 25th, 2010 3:02pm

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I'm glad you like the poem! I will check out your work at a later date.

If you look at my older pieces I got almost a dozen of short stories in the suspense genre that are already up on Booksie. You check them out while I write up some new ones. Have a good one.

Mon, October 25th, 2010 8:05am

Phoenix Personiam

Very nice job! And yes I am a facebook adict lol How did you ever spend 2 weeks without checking it! Props to you!

Mon, October 25th, 2010 5:51pm

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Very simple actually...I deactivated it. That's how I've been able to last for over 2 weeks now. Lol. Glad you like the poem! :)

Tue, October 26th, 2010 6:23am

wasi abbas

BRILLIANT.

Tue, October 26th, 2010 1:50am

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Thank you! :)

Tue, October 26th, 2010 6:24am

Gadzookziie Spice 99

Very true :] I dont know if im addicted :] But i was :]

Tue, October 26th, 2010 4:51am

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Facebook is almost like a drug...you feel you can't live without it, but let's face reality. You can do so many other things without having Facebook.

In my case, when you spend 4 to 6 hours A DAY on the computer/internet/facebook...that's when you might have a problem. And I'm realizing that now.

Hoped you like the poem! :)

Tue, October 26th, 2010 6:27am

pvk36

Hi CT,

Many are as you said and its true and I think, I am one of them too, nice work...PVK36

Tue, October 26th, 2010 9:05am

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I wouldn't be surprised if the majority of facebook users are addicted to the social network. I know I was...

Glad you like the poem! :)

Tue, October 26th, 2010 6:29am

darkman1408

well now, this is very true. fucking social network, its taking over, it must be stopped!

Tue, October 26th, 2010 1:21pm

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Lol...Facebook should be stopped, but good luck trying to get the 500+ million users to stop using it. Maybe we'll all go back to using Myspace...if its even there anymore. Haha.

Glad you like the poem! :)

Tue, October 26th, 2010 6:31am

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