Dishevelled fingers meander across screens unable to fight,
Lifeless eyes stare at sheets of glass penetrating light.
Slim bodies pleading for nourishment provoke jealous disdain,
Smiling faces gash at internal scars with the happiness they feign.
Glorious views tease as they pretend to be savoured,
Restlessness and disillusionment seen as attributes to be favoured.
Hedonistic beings clambering for control,
Self-worth is quantified and branded as a goal.
Success posing as constant satisfaction,
Freedom, sought through unlimited distraction.
I revisited this piece after a social media detox, since I reinstalled my apps and only followed accounts that inspire me, teach me, help me or challenge me. If you relate to the first piece maybe consider changing who you follow and how their content makes you feel. My intention is to give you hope that social media can be a really helpful, loving place if you are feeling overwhelmed by it at the moment, as I was.
Various bodies, loved and accepted,
Love and authenticity shared and protected.
Thought provoking, inspiring words set free,
All here to empower and enlighten you and me.
Gratitude pouring from humble souls,
Helpful ideas and realistic goals.
Vulnerability, passion, uniqueness unites,
People empowering people and owning their rights.