Solitary- #Poem

Solitary- #Poem

Social media makes me wonder

If I am made for this interesting world;


I’m not a hardcore feminist

Or an armchair activist

Or even an out-and-out champion of anything bold;


In my pursuits I am simple,

In my discourse I am free,

I hold no reservations

About letting people see the soft side of me;


In online debate I find myself weak

Unable to hold forth for much time

On the vagaries of political sides

Or the strappings of religion

And the uncertainty of social tides.


My friends are my support

They know me for who I can be

Not one to shy away from happiness,

With me they can be at complete liberty;


So I may not be for you

If hardcore stances move your soul;

Moderation has always helped me along

Be it in the written or the spoken word.


And so I wonder if it is time indeed

To cut my ties with the world online;


For wouldn’t it be simpler

so infinitely, gloriously, beautifully true

If I could live my life

Without the opinions of the faceless many?


~ © Shailaja V, 2015