My face is perfectly symmetrical My skin smooth. My smile perfect. Life’s blemishes and frown lines instantly erased, As if those life experiences that caused my frown lines in the first place never happened. Instead of frowns, I have bunny ears. Cute, Childlike, Happy ears. Because someone somewhere associated bunnies with **** So I have **** bunny ears and a high pitched voice. In my real voice you might be able to hear my pain But the filtered voice only lets you hear the sunshine All my flaws are airbrushed away It’s like those extra pounds gained from stress eating never existed. My hair is no longer messy from me pulling it in frustration, With this filter not even one hair is out of place. This filtered me is the only me I let you see My tag line says “I woke up like this” smiley face. Isn’t this the version of me that you prefer?
Of all the fun I've ever had Almost all I've never told you From hitting dab pens To sneaking out with friends Almost all I've never told you Following the trends Meeting random boys Listening to the devils tempting voice Crashing in hotel rooms for the night To staying up with a boy till the sunlight My phone holding all the photos I've taken I've never shown you But you never knew, never found out about The times I don't want to forget You don't know about them yet And my only regret out of all of it Is that I can't tell you one bit
Facebook gave us a new look Addicted to reading people's lives Forgetting that we have ours to problematize
Messenger connected us to strangers Being indulged in chatting with them Dis-remembering those people, People that are not virtual, People that you have to catch up to
Twitter lets it all out, Our problems, our thoughts, our whines, our woes But while using twitter, you overlooked those around you Those who're willing to listen to you Those who can actually help you
Instagram lets us share photos with our loved ones Photos where everyone looked delighted and felicitous Photos that are pretentious Only on photos do they seem happy But in real life, they're constantly neglecting, Neglecting and taking each other for granted
Why do we let social media measure our worth? Is it really worthy? Is it really that worthy to be connected to those who are far from you, While sacrificing those people you love who are near you?