Smile Sweetheart

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 23:11 -- hb1997

It's more than a tweet 

More than 37 likes on instagram 

showing me your

#bodypostivity

#heforshe

scrolling through the void

empty scream

issues trending on buzzfeed

meanwhile I can barely breathe

click 'like'

because social media cures all

but 'trolls' spew digital hate

behind an anonymous wall

head down don't start beef

click 'keep this off my newsfeed'

cultivated content fed through the tube

we chanted 'let us live'

and they called us rude

an algorithm designed to keep a world divided

woke up to find it irl

so the next time I'm told to smile

I can find a voice to explain to him

and keep still a smile on my face

 

 

 

 

 

This poem is about: 
My country

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