The verdict is out. Social Media has been declared innocent. After years of suffering blame, it has finally been judged rightly. In future, if anybody decides to point a finger, please read the below poem first. The poem  won the First Prize from Asian Literary Society.

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A mere sidekick of modern-day technology
Held responsible for the decline of the human psychology
The brain-child of man’s immense creativity
And blamed for his own monstrosity!

The new-age Frankenstein’s monster
That’s what man makes of me
When indeed, it is he who wreaks disaster
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, that’s how, him I see!

As a knife that cuts, I’m only a tool
“Know how to manage me, not ban me, you fool”
I can help you share information, communicate and voice your views
I plead “Don’t let me be a bad man’s ruse!”

I know my powers, I can help bridge distances
Bring down governments; create leaders, make this a better place
It’s not just propaganda, I can give instances
Where I remained backstage, and yours was the pompous face!

All countries reside in me, I have the largest population,
‘Social Media,’ I’m called; man’s friendliest creation,
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, some of my many forms,
Use me wisely and follow the acceptable norms. I’m innocent!

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Posted by:Smitha V

A banker by profession, a blogger by choice, a poet by accident, and an artist at heart. Imperfectly perfect - that's me. Welcome to my world!

8 replies on “Social Media: “I’m innocent”

  1. I agree, Smitha. People need to use the internet and social media with knowledge and understanding. They are responsible for empowering themselves about the dangers. For every good there is always a negative side. Great poem.


    1. Its so good to read your comments Robbie. I’ve been so tied up with family visiting that haven’t really had the time to sit down to write or read.
      Its unfair to blame social media alone and I’m glad you agree. Thank you for sharing how you feel about it.


    1. Well, the truth is, it is a tool and its left to us to use it wisely and not get addicted to it. Its crazy when we blame social media for everything wrong around us rather than take responsibility. I’m so glad you felt the poem accomplished this objective. Thank you !

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