Danny Draper

Rookie - 347 Points (14 July 1963 / Kiama, New South Wales, Australia)

Face ache, Face ache... Poem by Danny Draper


Face ache, face ache
On the net,
Who's the most popular 
To post here yet?

What adoration
Can I attract,  
From mediocrity's
Vacuous track?

What viral of strangers
Can I befriend,
And Like, Unlike
Their everything?

What random strings
Of things and stuff,
Can feign an obligatory
L.O.L. response?

Is a hungover rant 
And disconnect,
A way to engender
Long sought respect?

Close range I.pic of face
taken with I.thing at haste,
Uploaded with 
no time to waste.

Like.   Comment.
'Raisin toast pimple',
Link to You lose
Rewards are simple.

Connection to friends
Far, far away,
The isolated and lonely
Are family today.

The world it shrinks
By enmeshed perception 
inundated by mundane,
Inane introspection. 

We write and text
Sitting silently alone,
But never think to
Pick up the phone!

Face ache, face ache
On my wall,
What can I post next,
To be most popular of all?

Submitted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Edited: Thursday, March 22, 2012

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  • Rookie - 340 Points Captain Cur (5/14/2012 9:22:00 AM)

    You picked up the breeze in those
    word sails and brought it home. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shadow Girl (4/4/2012 8:40:00 AM)

    LOL! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! No that wasn't an obligatory one btw! ! ! I really liked that......how ironic! ! !
    Good writing and great meaning and rhyme scheme. 'Like' (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 88 Points Jonathan Maldonado (3/28/2012 11:13:00 AM)

    Wow... Its sad how much truth this holds 10++++++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 486 Points Sara Fielder (3/26/2012 11:51:00 PM)

    Yes. I'm in complete agreement with you Danny. I was there once upon a time too. I wrote a poem about it called 200 Corpses. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,022 Points Wahab Abdul (3/22/2012 10:30:00 AM)

    his poem is well crafted and well said on a contemporary theme.....i like the poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Eric Cockrell (3/22/2012 8:10:00 AM)

    you nailed this one... do we even know how to communicate? food for thought! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 4 Points Martin O'Neill (3/21/2012 5:10:00 AM)

    Brilliant. I am often speechless at the inanity of postings that I see from otherwise intelligent, warm human beings. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Karen Deeks (3/21/2012 3:33:00 AM)

    A great write of much consideration to consider... A very clever piece which shows the solitude created by a net which closes in yet distances reality and friends..bravo Danny I make you right :) (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,872 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (3/21/2012 1:16:00 AM)

    It has become the face ache, the symptom, of too much of monitor viewing. Good thought and well written. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,193 Points Valerie Dohren (3/20/2012 10:35:00 AM)

    Hope you`ve made some good contacts on PH, I know I have. Whilst phoning loved ones is always preferred, it has been great for me personally to make some friends through PH which I would not otherwise have done because of distance. We have more opportunity these days to make contact with people we would otherwise never know existed. Good write though, and amusing. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,478 Points Diane Hine (3/20/2012 9:12:00 AM)

    Ha! - this is cutting (and insightful) . I often e-mail rather than pick up the phone, but my excuse is time differences.
    Our social world is suddenly very different to how it was in the past. (Report) Reply

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