Stick it Up Your Selfie

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Stick It Up Your Selfie


Something's gone wrong with our young kids

They're busy taking selfies, wanting 'likes'

They've forgotten to enjoy the real scenery

How to enjoy nature and take off on hikes


All they are wanting to do now

These selfie-tourists, pose, click, move on

Is move to the next scenic backdrop

Judging places by 'likes' others put on


In another scenario I heard of

Girls flocked to a cellar door in the city

Not to buy booze like the others

But to selfie a sign saying TOUGH TITTIES


The desperate search for 'likes' it is raging

Don't worry 'bout enjoying scenery you're in

Getting the perfect selfie's more important

For me? My smart phone's now in the bin


Don Matthews October 2018


◄ Learning Poet

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Don Matthews

Thu 8th Nov 2018 12:25


I am too old to care about these things called 'selfies'. To me they're an addiction we can do without. on.... That was a beautiful waterfall back there you two. Wot? Wot waterfall?

I simply shake my head. It is interesting to note the term 'selfie' was invented in Australia and spread around the world. Am I proud to be associated with this ? ....

Wot waterfall ? 😎

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 8th Nov 2018 11:37

This poem strikes hard.

I do remember a mid-teen girl who went on a 'public rebellion', saying she finally realized that NOTHING really 'existed' for her until she 'shared it on her phone'. Thank God her brain kicked in.

I suppose that self-portraits were/are a kind of 'selfie' too. And they have a long history - even on coins and notes!

The need to show we 'exist' is powerful.

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keith jeffries

Thu 8th Nov 2018 08:54


Thank you for this poem, the sentiments of which will be shared by many. The young lack direction. They are not taught values and pursue exactly what they please. Sadly they behave like sheep following the leader of the herd with hardly an original thought in their heads.

I loathe these bloody phones as they are intrusive and addictive and play into the hands of unscrupulous people.


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Don Matthews

Thu 8th Nov 2018 08:39

I know you like my poetry but don't go charge your phone at hospital bedside if wife in crisis 😎

PS Hope my name appears as author of background selfie

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Brian Maryon

Thu 8th Nov 2018 08:23

Don - my smart phone is not in the bin...I've just used it to take a selfie with your poem as a background. Bound to get me a few likes on the Facetwittsnappychatthingy.

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