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Cyberbullies

We are everywhere

Smartphone addicts clutching our cravings

At bus stops and beaches

Our curiosity is insatiable and ubiquitous

From disasters to dinnertime

We record images of the profane and mundane

Amusing ourselves

Fooling ourselves into mistranslations of truth

Stealing souls

Which was a truth that we used to scoff at

Yet now with bullied victims piling up, that truth seems prescient  

Lives stolen by recirculated images of grief

Pain, unceasing

Kept alive by likes and shares of shameful moments

The only option is full deletion

Morgued, they have unfriended us

Forever

 

 

David Trudel   ©  2013

 

 

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Thank You

Thank you for your interest

In these words of mine

Thank you for comments

On those posts I made online

Thank you for the likes you clicked

On stupid things I posted

Probably I put them up

When I was pretty toasted

 

David Trudel  © 2012

 

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Message 2.0

Where are you?

Flashed the message on my screen

On my return

 

Moonbeaming poems and falling stars

I keyed

And?

Came the fast response

 

No luck no magic tonight

Enter

 

Just silvered clouds with gaptoothed grins

A hint of winter in the air

Faint whiff of woodsmoke on the wind

Pungent scent of rotting leaves

Enter

 

Felt spiderwebs drift cross my face

Heard crunch of gravel in misty space

Along the way I heard the rustles

Tell tale signs

Potential trouble

Maybe a cougar

Or a bear

One night last year

Almost got trampled

By a deer

So noises in the night

Beware!

Enter

 

Distant sirens pierce the silence

Emphasizing the point

Announcing some new violence

Enter

 

Overhead, luminescent clouds roll by

Obscuring meteoric showers

Backlit by a quartermoon

Cloudfaced trolls fly overhead

Noble Aslan cloudshows next

A pig wings its floyd way home

Enter

 

Looking down across the city

Final urban push

Before the sea

A panoply of lights descends

Distant towers preen in full wattage

Dimmed streets outlined in orange fuzz

Illegal fireworks arc briefly there

Distant echoes boom

More police chase across the view

Looks more urgent

Than what I’m doing

Finding falling stars and poems

But maybe not

Maybe not

Enter

 

 

David Trudel  ©  2012

 

 

 

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Skyped

Electric charges flow through our bodies

Part of the life force

Animating our lives

 

When I see you on the screen

Miles away but as close as a kiss

Turbines roar

My grid heats up

Circuits fry

Fuses blow

Shorting technology

In a burst of charged feelings

 

Fade to black

For now

 

 

David Trudel    ©  2012

 

 

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Voices

Disembodied voices

Talking back and forth

Don’t ever really know you

But that’s not the point

We intersect ideas

Toss the ball back and forth

We come from the south

We come from the north

We hook up on Facebook

And chat back and forth

Post comments with innuendo

And flirt shamelessly

We’re disembodied voices

Talking back and forth

Don’t ever really know you

But that’s not the point

We strip away the pretense

Pull back the veil

Stand naked at the window

It’s all revealed

We’re disembodied voices

Talking back and forth

Don’t ever really know you

But that’s not the point

So I keep on posting everything

That comes into my mind

Just waiting for the hook that might

Reach out and make you mine

We’re disembodied voices

Talking back and forth

Don’t ever really know you

But that’s not the point

 

David Trudel  ©  2012

 

 

 

 

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Rage

God knows there’s a lot to rage about

Which we do

Online

To each other

To people just like ourselves

Complaining

Explaining

Sometimes we just get so mad

THAT WE USE CAPS!

When we aren’t fulminating

We repost

Wall photos

Inspirational quotes

News story after news story

Every sort of joke

Repost, repost, repost

Until we push ourselves away

From the desk or table

To take some action

Against the rage

For real

 

David Trudel   © 2012

 

 

 

 

 

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