Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Status Update Blues

I saw your Facebook status.
Says you're a complicated man.
Well, I'm a simple woman.
The kind that gives a damn.

So, if you want to get your updates
in my inbox once again,
better change your status back
to what it was back when

we were tweetin'
and pokin' all night long.
Yeah, gotta change your status back, boy
or my profile is long gone.

You ain't that complicated.

A bit of silliness for Open Link Night at dVerse

49 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ha. social media has gotten plenty of people in trouble though you know...seriously people...think before you tweet....ha

Daydreamertoo said...

LOL Have to be careful these days online, there's so many 'social' diseases out there... thanks for the smiles MZ ;)

Tara R. said...

Not so complicated.

Kenia Cris said...

Love it! Such a well written poem!

Take care and keep smiling.

magicinthebackyard said...

Love the humor! Thank you for the smile today! :)

Kellie
@BackyardPonders
http://magicinthebackyard.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/in-the-silence-of-make-believe/

Anthony Desmond said...

ha! the ole social network status can be a game changer, huh? nice write!

hedgewitch said...
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hedgewitch said...

Corrected for typos:
Thanks for the smile here, MZ. They all think they're complicated, and some of them are even right, but the thing they're after is all too simple. A nice little barb in the social bananas, this one.

Sylvia K said...

You always manage to give me a smile and a giggle just when I thought my supply might have run out! Thanks, MZ!

Sylvia

Brendan said...

'Tis said that in space, no one can hear you scream ... and who bothers with condoms in cyberspace? No wonder it's so damn easy to contract the social disease ... Fun write, Brendan

Adam White, Poet said...

Made me giggle.

Claudia said...

haha.. nice play on the social media madness...this started a whole FB and twitter movie in my head..smiles

Helen said...

Oh yeah! We know who rules, don't we?

Serving Hugs on a Platter and Tears in a Teacup said...

Ha-ha!

But seriously though! Been there, felt that.

Here's his sign!

Shawna said...

LOL ... hilarious :)

Mary said...

This made me smile. Status, status changes, status changes back. Silly is good. One can't take social media seriously.

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Very cute and contemporarilly-pointed.

Divalounger said...

So cute! And so well done!


Audrey

Heaven said...

Ha..ha...take a while to get it, but its really all so simple, isn't it?

ayala said...

Ha...funny :)

Fireblossom said...

You tell 'em, MZ.

kaykuala said...

MZ
Change he has to! The social media with all its good and bad changed many. Great Verse!

Hank

Pat Hatt said...

haha so much trouble can be had, just by pretending to be bad, mad or glad. Must watch what ones says, if only I listened to my own advice, damn cat..haha

Steve King said...

With three chords, this could almost be a blues song. Great humor and insight. That's the best kind of writing.

chromapoesy.com said...

Too funny and I enjoyed the comments too - you've got a full service blog (I know, I know).

Charles Elliott/Beautyseer said...

Silly is good. And a strong woman pointedly telling a Facebook faker how it is is always good for more than a laugh.

"to what is was back when"?
Should it be "to what it was back when"? Typo Alert! Jes tryin' to be helpful.

Enjoyed this one.

Joseph Hesch said...

I'm sure if Freud ever thought that someday someone would ask a clever and talented poet if sometimes and "update" is really and update.

Great stuff, Mama.

Ravenblack said...

Funny how some of us do feel like we need to put on a front when we're on social networks. Nice one.

Sheila Moore said...

lol - how sassy is this!

jen revved said...

Wonderful-- in this most emotionally loaded of seasons for those of us who know love and loss of love, levity is so vital. xxxj

Charles Miller said...

lovely lyrical song of sassy allure.

Joanne Elliott said...

:-) It is a strange world out there on FB and other social networks...but fun too as is this poem.

Susie Clevenger said...

Practice safe status update, tweeting, texting....overall if it aint true don't type it...lol

Kerry O'Connor said...

Haha! This is fun, but with a wry twist of the reality, I suspect. Like it or not, this is the 'face' of relationships in our time.

Dave King said...

Oh, I really love this: it's wickedly brilliant! Thanks for the enjoyment.

pspacer11 said...

To hell with Twitter and Facebook, takes me all my time just to keep up with poetry forums, no time for that crapola ;-)

A witty piece if you don't mind me saying so.

anthonynorth said...

Reality, unreality, becoming all the same, isn't it?
Excellently done.

James Rainsford said...

Wonderfully droll and very observant.
Loved it!

mrs mediocrity said...

big smile :)

Arron Shilling said...

superb - proper!!! ;)

Caty said...

haha...you tell it, Girl. and you might as well tell it on Facebook; everyone else does!

Quotes,Photos and a little Poetry said...

Enjoyed the silliness and cheekiness of your poem. ;)

Lolamouse said...

This gave me a chuckle! The "status" thing on FB is the cause of such grief. Just one more reason I don't do FB!

Fred said...

Fun write, love the tone and topic. Great piece and I actually sang it out loud as one would a blues song, works great:)

bajanpoet said...

LOL This is an awesome piece ... still smiling ...

Grandmother said...

Clever and fun. Social network lingo in the right hands lends itself to this telling off !

Steve Isaak said...

Succinct, entertaining. Thanks for the chuckle. =)

M. A. S. said...

Your voice really makes this work.

myheartslovesongs said...

{{{giggle-snort!}}}