Monday, February 28, 2011

Can I Be Your Facebook Friend?



Can I Be Your Facebook Friend?


Can I be your Facebook Friend?
Friendship's new reality
And we'll celebrate our union
For all cyberspace to see

Can I be your Facebook Friend?
'Cause this friendship is unique
We can hold a conversation
And we never have to speak

If you add me as your friend
I'll accept of course, and then
I will sit here on your profile
You won't hear from me again

I'll respond to applications
Just to be polite and nice
And then so you don't forget me
I may poke you once or twice

Can I be your Facebook Friend?
It would mean a lot to me
And it's easy making friends with
People I will never see

Can I be your Facebook Friend?
Our relationship is neat
I can virtually hang out with you
And never leave my seat

I can comment on your status
Or a photograph that's new
And in voyeuristic fashion
Follow all you say and do

I will send you gifts and candy
Try so hard to keep you sweet
In the hope you never cut me off
Or (God forbid) DELETE

Can I be your Facebook Friend?
In a game of cat and mouse
I can hide behind my profile
And not ever leave the house

Can I be your Facebook Friend?
This relationship makes sense
'Cause I'm really very, very nice
And such low maintainance

If you ever hurt my feelings
I will say nothing at all
But I may show I'm offended
With a message on your wall

I will say it doesn't matter
I'll pretend that I am fine
And in order to avoid you
I can just appear offline

Can I be your Facebook Friend?
Because here's a clever twist
Even if you do not like me
I'll still look good on your list

Can I be your Facebook Friend?
'Cause now friendship is a breeze
You don't even have to know me
Just accept, then add me....please!





17 comments:

happygirl said...

I LOVE this one. I swear, if it wasn't for fb I'd have NEVER started blogging. Fb is such a non committed relationship. If I EVER use this poem (can I?) I promise to credit you. I LOVE it.

Elaine said...

Facebook has redefined the meaning
friendship. I love facebook most of
the time, but enjoy "poking" a bit
of fun at social media from time to
time!

Happygirl...feel free to use it with
a credit.

Kim Nelson said...

This is great. I am SO careful regarding who I friend on FB.

Tess Kincaid said...

Clever one! I'm so into networking on FB right now. I've made some great connections with fellow poets in recent weeks.

Elaine said...

Tess, I agree fb is essential for networking. I too would never have found out about blogging if it wasn't for fb. I was actually making a bit of fun of myself with this piece, and the lengths I went to, to make my friendlist grow. Sad but true!

Lolamouse said...

This was TOO FUNNY! That's why I refuse to get a FB account. I don't want to deal with the whole "friends" issue. You expressed it perfectly!

Brian Miller said...

ha...nice...unfortunately i gave up FB about 3 months ago or i would friend you...too much drama for me...

signed...bkm said...

This is great and exactly what FB is ...is has a few goods things...but not much....great writing...bkm

Leslie said...

Hahaha! Great fun, and also a bit sad in its realities...

Gloria said...

This is so clever! And I'm sooo glad I still have all my real live, flesh and blood friends! ;) Enjoyed this fun look at our new reality!!!

Timoteo said...

Cute take on the neediness of all of those "friends."
P.S. I deleted my Facebook account...the shallowness of it all!

Charlie Parant said...

Funny and so true, Elaine...I have used FB to help promote poetry, music and just general wise-ass comments...love this and would be happy to "friend" you!

Christine said...

I'm not on FB but alas I'll have to get it when my son goes off to University and I will want to have contact with him. I'm slowly learning the terms, like poke and creeping. It all sounds icky to me. Great write, enjoyed it immensely.

rebecca said...

I liked this very much, hehe! It just sums it up so eloquently. I never, ever friend anyone in fb i do not know. Unlike the blog, where we are a community of writers and want to follow each other's writings, fb is a little more personal and i'm not keen on those that do not know me "poking" into my private life. that's where i draw the line.

very, very well done!

Olivia said...

lolss Elaine
"Friend" happens to be the most loosely based term being used today.. I enjoyed what you wrote- nice shot ;)

Enjoy your weekend
Love xx

Shashi said...

Oh I agree with you so much, Elaine on the friendship of FB. Some times its all about having numbers..


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Steve Isaak said...

Timely, fun, solid, LOL work.

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