A Culture Diseased


Selfies of loved ones in hospital beds,
 They may well survive but their dignity's dead.
 Their digital footprint knows not decency,
 Just as long as those comments increase frequently.

Walking through crowds with their eyes on their phone,
 No need to make way when the world is their own.
 As they put the word "Like" between every word that they tweet.
 "It's lk gt outa my wa, I'm lk walkn dwn d st!"

Aspire to be famous however they can,
 Talent's overrated and normality a sham.
 Idolising those whose ignorance wins acclaim,
 As they confound the essence of infamy and fame.

Taught to believe they can be anything one day,
 Instead about personal limits which are normal and OK.
 Regurgitating memes of a culture diseased,
 Begging for fame whilst down on their knees.

Express your uniqueness by getting a tattoo,
 Stand out from the crowd as you stand in the queue.
 Get a spray tan and whiten your teeth,
 Because it's much more work to embellish what's beneath.

You use terms like "banter" when you mean masquerade,
 On the eternal, all important, quest to get laid.
 You say you speak your mind when you mean you are rude,
 On your self-deluded pedestal of social ineptitude.

Posing for photos shows the real you,
 PR's all important if the world's to love you.
 And love's so important you save most for yourself,
 Just like you do with empathy and wealth.

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