It’s been thirteen years,
It was a year that
I realized my fears
A year that I thought
I may drown in my own tears
The memory of it
On my heart
burned so deep
I felt abandoned
And Scarred Continue reading
The infamous ‘like’ button.
We see it on facebook, WordPress, Instagram, Stumble Upon and list goes on.
People ‘like’ to keep track, tally and constantly compare one another’s stats and above all ‘likes’.
I’ve noticed the trend and it’s made me quite curious so I’ve decided to explore the concept of liking in a little more depth.
What is the criteria that you use to determine when you will give a like? Is it a conscious thought process or do you just like away? Have you ever really sat down and thought about why you choose to like something, especially something like a facebook page that will be in your day-to-day news feed stream?
I was reading a post on facebook from a friend’s page recently and although I may not have agreed with the entire subject matter (his belief) I liked the presentation, the underlying message (the moral ideas and wholesome choices) and the thought and style involved in the writing so I gave the post a like. The post was on the topic of faith and what faith was to him. For example: Faith is……… followed by Faith is……. There was a lot of depth and thought put into each response.
Do you think that my like would symbolize that I believe the same basic idea of faith as he does? If so why does standing in agreement have to mean that you believe or ‘be’ the same thing? I support all faiths, cultures and lifestyles given that they are peaceful in nature…. As an example I support equality for all people like the right to be gay and live a peaceful, equal life but I am not gay.
When I am determining whether I will issue a ‘like’ I base it on many things from writings style, flare, concept, humor, interest, principle, value, ethics, content, depth of thought etc.
Why do you like posts, blogs, photos?
Do you like other people’s work and pages just to get likes on your own page, blog, photo etc. or to grow your readership? For the people that do is this ok? Is this not the very definition of ‘social media’ and gaining exposure?
Comments, thoughts, let’s discuss…?
P.S I DO like you!
I thought I would do something a little different today….
Emotional Openness in Relationships with the Mrs.
*disclaimer, I am not a doctor nor trained to give any advice on any professional level in psychology, if you need real help please seek someone with the proper credentials to do so, this is my personal voice, opinion and experience that I am sharing*
We must first understand ourselves and know what we truly want and need before we can expect another to learn how to do so with us.
Life affords us so many opportunities and chances to show the person that we love that they matter, that we need them. That they alone can fill a place of dependence and reliance that no other can fill. Continue reading
She fell from the branch
Tumbling on her way
To the end
She blew in the wind
The wind carrying her where the wind might blow
Losing all control on where she would go Continue reading
Swinging to and fro
Undecided on which way to go
Erasing every possibility of moving forward
Held together by a metal brace Continue reading
Elated state of partiality
Intriguing pondering creations
Indifferent to the aquatic equation
Of molecular diversion
Perversions of dimensional aversions
©Jennifer David 2013
It could have been me
but it’s not
The lessons I learned
I long forgot
We all have a shot at this life
No time to struggle or strife
But time to use the perspective lens
Examine those bothersome trends
Well wishes for distant friends
I take a little from there
And bring it with me here
To where I’m going to be
Life is about choices
Trying on our different voices Continue reading
The Innocuous Dream
Interpreted as relevant
Sights into the unseen mind
Innocuous dream Continue reading
I sometimes find myself reading other peoples poetry and not quite understanding what’s being said. Not quite getting the underlying message. I walk away puzzled, unsure if I properly understood what the author was trying to get across. Regardless, I always walk away thinking, pondering and thankful for the expression of thought and emotion.
I really enjoyed writing this poem, so I’m going to share it with you. I have been playing with the ideas of time, transition, elevation, thought, dimension and progression.