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.

 

 

VERSE 1

 

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.

 

 

VERSE 2

 

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.

 

 

VERSE 3

 

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.

 

 

VERSE 4

 

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.

 

 

VERSE 5

 

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.

 

 

VERSE 6

 

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?

 

 

VERSE 7

 

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.

 

 

VERSE 8

 

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.

 

 

VERSE 9

 

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."

 

 

VERSE 10

 

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.

 

 

The End

 

 

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