Overshares and unawares: A-Z verses from vintage visages

Just observing, perhaps a little outlandishly, an occurrence found often online. Not singling out anyone in particular. But I’d bet we all know a few folks like this. Heck, we’ve probably all been like this, at least occasionally.

Overshares and unawares

The vast worldwide web, it is fairly ablaze
With images sweet of the offspring you raise.
Your obvious pride is for all eyes displayed,
With each little breath photographically played.

Each image in order, with outline to boot,
And video streaming your toddlers’ salute –
Objectively speaking, your kids are ideal.
And none can deny your allegiance is real.

It’s not that I’d ask you to close or conceal
The vast overshares or your precious appeal.
But, honey, your wee ones do o’ertake the feed.
I can’t find my other friends’ updates to read.

And yet it bears mention, lest this one forget
That I post at least as much ink of my pet.
c2016 by Linda Ann Nickerson

This poem was posted for the April A to Z Blogging Challenge and National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), as well as these prompts:

Daily Post: “breath”
Mad Kane Humor: “seal” or “conceal”
Meme Express: “obvious,” “order” and “outline”
One-Minute Writer: “streaming”
Sepia Saturday: baby photos image
Simply Snickers: "object” and “obvious”
Stream of Consciousness Saturday: “no” (subbed in “none”)

Public domain photo –
 vintage image

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1 comment:

  1. Ha! Ha! Oh boy do I know of lots who over-share. And maybe I do at times.