Social Media: The Poem

As social media in all of its many, many, MANY forms has become a major part of my life, I, naturally, felt the urge to write a poem about it. And I am happy to present this fine work of literature to you, my dearest, closest friends.

PS – note the colon in the title of the poem. When I was an English major we rocked the place if we put colons in the title of anything.

PPS – please feel free to set this to music if you’d care to.  I think it calls for heavy metal.



Social Media:
A Short Song of the Internet

by Betsy Horvath


On Facebook I stare at my wall
and wonder if I know you all.

I go to Twitter, thence to tweet
of what I wear and what I eat.

I think I’ll grab a book or two,
then head to Goodreads to review.

My blog post page is blank and white
I’ve not a clue of what to write.

I’ll visit other blogs instead
and comment there on what was said.

Then check on my email accounts
(between the five I tend to bounce).

Social media is good, it’s true
To keep in touch with all of you.

But writing I have nothing done
Except the poem I have just spun.

So I guess I’d better go turn the internet off now.


Thank you.


  1. I love it!!!!!

  2. So true, Betsy! Well said!

    • Betsy Horvath says:

      @Maureen: I’m not sure I can handle another social media channel. My little brain is full to the brim and it’s going to explode!!

  3. Charlotte says:

    Hi Besty!
    May I please borrow Your poem for an English assignment in giving to my students? I’ll of course give you credit, and put you name on the paper:)

    • Betsy Horvath says:

      Hi, Charlotte! Thank you so much for asking! Yes, it’s fine if you’d like to borrow my poem to use for your students. I’m glad you liked it, and I appreciate the credit! 😀

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