Selfie Culture

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*I attended a photography-poetry workshop the other day in which we had to take a picture that represents an identity of ourselves, then five minutes to come up with a poem explaining it. I decided to blog what I wrote.

SELFIE CULTURE

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We take pride in our electronic gadgets,

In our seemingly ‘invincible’ generation

Yet cut the power cord or wi-fi,

And we become lost in boredom and confusion.

We taken pride in our painted faces and bodies,

And relentlessly take selfies to prove it

Yet minus those Facebook and Instagram likes

And we become agitated and hollowly unlit.

We take pride in reasonable objects

Why shouldn’t we rejoice in how far we’ve come in life?

Yet pride in materialistic objects for the wrong reasons,

Is exactly the cause of worldly strife.

-A.S.

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