Social Media

I Wrote A Poem On Social Media But Nobody Liked it

It was a post modern moment of a regurgitated soul but
I wrote a poem on social media and nobody liked it. I spent
the whole day ticking everybody’s status boxes but when I sat
down to write something seemingly significant and deliberately
poignant nobody gave a fuck –

On a level that makes me feel particularly small and insignificant
almost as if none of this is real and we are all simply staring blindly
into space through our desktop plasma screens our liquid crystal
OLED phone screens our smart tablet touchscreens at a world
that doesn’t exist beyond duckfaces and viral memes and
facebook events that nobody attends –

I’m trying very hard to get over myself in the light of more pressing
concerns scrolling briefly through my newsfeed – the endless death of
the bees from neonicothinoid pesticides produced by BAYER and
SYNGENTA – the Giant Specific Rubbish Heap that is getting more
and more specific with every plastic bag gadget trinket we
purchase during our ongoing role as modern consumers
for the petroleum meta-industry that rules the world
from The Vatican (where the second species lives
with elongated skulls hidden beneath their mitres) –

All the while trying to write a poem on social media without
the NSA getting in the way and subverting my thoughts
and planting terrorist subplots in my small business model
airplane so they can completely undermine my integrity
in the light of greater issues of more permanent importance –
like fracking and burning water and earthquake lights
in California like unmapped asteroids hiding behind the sun
like water on the moons of Jupiter or in the rings of Saturn
that we will never mine no matter how many science
fiction writers we shoot towards the moon –

And I wrote a poem on social media but all the comments
went missing suddenly like Malaysian Airlines flight MH370
that warped between cartesian planes astride the dreams
of Tesla who once upon a time powered the whole wide
world on a network that doesn’t require shares to run –

And I wrote with my tongue in both my cheeks like broken
teeth about bankrolled bullies who brought the skyscrapers
down in Iceland and Scotland and Greece and Italy
and Spanish Omelettes – And I wrote about disease in
Africa and multidrugresistantbacteria and our love
for antibiotics like skopas popcorn – And I wrote about
NATO encircling Russia like a swarm of tsetsiflies
and Nuclear Lullabies and lies, lies, lies – And I wrote
and I wrote and I wrote and nobody liked a fucking thing –

It was almost as if I was born too soon, having spent my
youth hunkered over dirty chunky 386 keyboards before
the internet was cool, gritty and sweaty and irreconcilable
and unshaven and full of godforsaken angst living the
miserable life of a true to jesus geek before guys
with beards came along –

Maybe they don’t like the poem I wrote on social media
because I don’t confess to owning a social consciousness
or a finger on the pulse or a finger up your ass every time
you jump up and post a selfie on Instagram –
Maybe it’s because I don’t give a fuck who did what at
The Cannes I simply wait to download all the xvids (oops!) 

Maybe it’s all beyond me and I wrote a poem on social
media and nobody even opened the note because I’m
simply not as cool or relevant as Jay-Z or JZ or Jimmy
fucking Kevin Carter Kasper Patrols I lived in a
basement playing 8-bit video games I was never
fuckingpopular and now all of a sudden I expect
a round of applause for merely plugging in
and smiling in your general miserable
direction –

It’s entirely possible that I wrote a poem on social media and nobody liked it.
In retrospect this would not be the first time I’ve supplicated myself before the
footstool pedestal of your magnanimous veneration only to find blankstares
and dissonance while the world outside rots to shit. This would not be the first
time the carbon monoxide emissions have gone to my head
while your omissions go straight to my fucking heart –

In retrospect I fell hopelessly in love with all of you the moment that first
email was sent and CIA agents highfived their genius selves in some secret
bunker where I’ve been living ever since – a misshapen gollum struggling to
grab onto an unnamable unfathomable unimpressionable precious that kills
kills kills without ever giving anything back – And I wrote, after all that
A poem on social media and nobody liked it but that’s OK
here’s a picture of a cat


grumpy cat tshirt terrorist propaganda post

Hello Darkness

operation blackout

 

#TUNNELVISIONOFTHEFUTURE #ESKOMKILLS #ENDOFCOAL #STOPTHEMADNESS
#SOLARSUPERFARMS #LOOKTOTHEWINDFARM #NONUCLEAR #GREENALTERNATIVES
#WAVEPOWERTOTHEPEOPLE #ALLLITUP #PLUGIN #TUNEINTURNON

Eskom has mismanaged our power resources.
The ANC’s electoral promise of Free Electricity was sheer lunacy.
Coal fired power stations are a thing of the past.
Renewable energy projects are not up to speed.

There are too many things wrong with this picture. 

In this country there is an unprecidented opportunity for the exploration of
#greenenergy alternatives.
We’re building nuclear plants. And still getting it horribly wrong.

RUN THESE BASTARDS OUT OF TOWN

we deserve better than this…

#BLACKOUT your SM profile pic

— TREND THIS —

Most Interesting Man

the most interesting man in south africa

 

most interesting man i don't always

jozi taxi style

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Only those who have traveled in commuter (combi) bus taxis in South Africa will understand. If you sit in front you have to collect the money from the other passengers. And don’t get the change wrong. Just don’t. Be like the most interesting man in South Africa and collect the money and don’t get the change wrong. Trust me on this, I’m a taxi Jedi.

Hundred Acre Hoodlum

tigger as trigger hundred acre hoodlum

Bounce Y’all

Yo, it’s TRIGGA
(TREE-I-dubble-GAH-AH!)
The one and the only
comin’ at ya hard 
on the bounce Yo… 
so Listen UP Bro… 

Been ‘round the wood
(a few times)
Been ‘round the hood
(repeat)
Up to no good
Up to my usual tricks

chorus:
Up Up Up Turn it dafuck Up 
Up Up Up Turn it dafuck and 
Let’s bounce Yo
Bounce 
Bounce Bounce Bounce 
Bounce Up Bros
Bounce Up Ya Hos 
Just Fuckin’ Bounce
Go!  

Been down the Rabbit Hole
(a few times)
Been ‘round the Sandy Pit
(repeat)
Up to no good
Up to my badass tricks

(chorus) 
(repeat) 
Let’s Bounce Bro
Let’s GO! 

Lyrics posted with permission from Pop A Cap Up Yo’ Ass Productions – Hundred Acre Studios

Vote for Robert

vote for robert mugabe

HE’LL MAKE ALL YOUR WILDEST DREAMS COME TRUE 

Zimbabwe has always been a house of cards
on fire. It should come as no surprise
during the latest rerun of FREE and FAIR elections
that the blaze shows no signs of abating
as we watch from across the border,
as all the people around the whole world remain
positively glued to their television screens,
urging the second most popular senior african statesman on
in what will hopefully be a landslide victory for
DEMOCRACY 
TRUTH 
JUSTICE 
and all that Jizz…

Lend your VOTE to the FUTURE
Give your voice to the overwhelming majority
stand tall with the millions and millions
of homeward bound Zimbabweans,
(some of whom have even risen from their graves)
and cast your lot in with the lot of them

And Robert, with so many years ahead as the one and only
PRESIDENT FOR LIFE 
(his words not mine)
cornered by his power hungry generals
to forever stand at the forefront of progress and prosperity…
What of this misunderstood relic of an african past
so torn between violence and irony…
What of our revolutionary leader?

Do we feel for him, as he waits on the edge of his seat/cliff
to hear the outcome?
knowing as we do, how close this will be?

Be Firm. VOTE for ROBERT

He needs all the help he can get.

In a Bind

Help Mittens fill all the binders so he can win the election.
You have 30 seconds…
GO

mitt romney x all the y meme

Post Election Blog update:

What a pity Mittens didn’t have Binders full of Hispanics
(things may have turned out differently for him then)