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The Things People Fake for Social Media Attention

Missy is a unique writer who enjoys inviting her readers into her thoughts through her poetry and other topics of discussion.  

Do We All Do This?

I don't know if I should put myself in this category of faking the reality. I do take selfies; they are mostly close up, and I do smooth my face out, but I don't think I have ever faked anything besides that. I would be too embarrassed to fake a relationship or a vacation spot. I feel as if that is going a little over the top for attention.

I'm not seeking attention with my selfies. I actually like it when I take a good picture. I'll doll it up just a little and then post it. However, it's more for the involvement of contributing to my page. I have a boring life. I have boring details of that life, so why not a selfie, right?

I don't mind the fake. I'm not here putting people down. The truth is I actually enjoy the entertainment of it. It's amusing. I like funny stuff! The poor souls that go so far out of the way to post fake photos inspired my poem here today.

Fickle Thoughts

I suppose when I reminisce,

there are parts of the past

that I miss...

the not knowing every piece

of so many other lives, and

that thought-provoking moment

of a clear mind.

Though, which is me, then

stares at a screen, and I observe

these perfect, energetic, lives of


Oh, silly thing, but it all must be

such an illusion, and you do love

the magical themes you

seemingly delusion...

Would you not so miss the blessing

of later realizing your own simpleton


Sit back, silly girl, and

marvel in your boring blessings;

my devious giggle filling me up with

exuberating self-affection.

This, being my ability to enjoy the

work of all the exhausting and false

attempts at being something they are



perfection only exists throughout the

land of what's not...

© 2018 Missy Smith

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