Facebook Friend Request
An Original poem by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro
Please read along to my Spoken Verse Performance.
Note: This meme was FOUND on quickmeme.
My virtual friendship has been requested,
Now it's my responsibility to confirm,
If the police have recently arrested.
Due diligence is the legal term.
So I click on the link to their site.
Surely one post is shared universal.
But no, they have it locked down tight,
Just a few pics, and all are impersonal.
So, now am I supposed to believe,
They haven't seen one post worth sharing.
One that EVERYBODY would like to receive.
And if they don't, you're way past caring.
Excuse me, but I think that sounds timid.
Why not go global with a recipe?
That kind of stuff one should not limit.
Unless the prime ingredient is THC.
So now the issue must be decided,
Based on very little information.
I once clicked "decline", and that incited,
A call to my kin, for an explanation.
Now I thank them for the friends request.
Then go to their site and get the lowdown.
Sometimes, what I discover makes me depressed.
Had they friended me just for a showdown?
Without a kindred spirit showing up front,
Or, worse still, no posts since God knows when.
Guess I'll have to check back in a month,
See what 'reactions' I've gotten by then.
Downgrading to 'acquaintance' is next up,
Assuming they don't need all of my crap.
Then maybe reach out with a friendly: "Sup!"
No reply deserves an "unfollow" tap.
But if you still have hope for this friendship,
Why don't you try a different avenue.
Share to the time line of their ownership,
With a comment like: "Saw this and thought of you."
I keep an eye on the birthday list.
And with the approach of their special day,
A house cleaning is quite hard to resist...
When my Facebook friend doesn't care to play.
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