Selfless selfie

We have it all wrong

 

Serial selfie abusers are among

The most selfless, the least egotistical

People we should strive to know

 

Really

 

This act

Repeated over and over (and over)

Of extending one’s arm

In the middle of, well, anywhere

Stopping time, and traffic and pedestrians

To share memorable pictures with, well, anyone

Of sunrises, sunsets, beaches, mountains, buildings, clothes, no clothes, cars, airport departure screens, food, drinks, you know what I mean

And, oh, by the way

With a self-satisfied face covering up three quarters of the once in a lifetime shot

Is an act of pure inclusiveness

 

Not to mention (but I must)

The courage required to be an extreme selfie abuser

Dangling dangerously close to the edge of cliffs

In search of the most exclusive, exquisite, death-defying, riveting shot

Selfie is an act of bravery

 

People willingly side-stepping their life

To share moments they forgot to enjoy

Should bring tears to our eyes

Selfie is an act of altruism

 

Really

 

Out of respect

We should take pictures of people taking selfies

◄ Coming to terms

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Martin Elder

Mon 17th Jun 2019 09:38

You raise a good point. I am afraid I can never quite understand people taking 'selfies'. But then I hate pictures of myself anyway, much less take them myself.
Nice one

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Jason Bayliss

Sun 16th Jun 2019 21:53

Good, I thought for a minute there I'd caused offence when I didn't mean to.😀

J. x

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Jeannot

Sun 16th Jun 2019 21:43

Hi Jason,

No problem at all, I understood what you meant. My comment was just a self-deprecating one.

Thanks,

Jeannot

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Jeannot

Sun 16th Jun 2019 21:42

Hi afishamongmany,

Good point! Thanks 😊

Jeannot

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Jason Bayliss

Sun 16th Jun 2019 21:38

Sorry jeannot, I genuinely hope you didn't misunderstand my comment. When I said, "Makes me smile whenever I see this happening," I meant people taking selfies and on the contrary the topic choice was both original and superbly executed. Sorry, what I'm trying to say doesn't always come out the way I mean it to.😁

J. x

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afishamongmany

Sun 16th Jun 2019 21:38

Now Jeannot, did you mean, take pictures of people taking selfies, or, take selfies of people taking selfies? 😕😃 ><>

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Don Matthews

Sun 16th Jun 2019 15:04

Doesn't have to be original Jeannot. Just topical's good enough for me. 😎

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Jeannot

Sun 16th Jun 2019 11:36

Thank you Jason.

It appears that my choice of topic was not the most original!

Jeannot

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Jason Bayliss

Sun 16th Jun 2019 07:23

Makes me smile whenever I see this happening, I wrote one on the same subject called, " Mirror, mirror." Maybe it's a generational thing but I find selfies really uncomfortable. Great poem, brilliant insight.😁

J.😀

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Don Matthews

Sat 15th Jun 2019 23:55

Very good Jeannot. The selfie means more to them. What beautiful surrounding vista ?......

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Jeannot

Sat 15th Jun 2019 21:21

Devon,

My thoughts exactly.

Thank you,

Jeannot

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Devon Brock

Sat 15th Jun 2019 21:04

Beautiful commentary! Kudos. Reminds me of the fools on honeymoons dying at El Capitan for that shot. I just hope they got it posted before slapping into the ground. Not to be callous mind you.

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