Chain Gang

phone network earth space

The social cesspool
Pools our negativity
Teems with animus

Must we continue
You get caught in a vortex
Text mother instead

Steady with that rage
Rages out of all control
Trolling the wicked

Kidding yourself though
Those words of hate and taboo
Boomerang back home

©️2022 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

Written for the Skeptic’s Kaddish W3-30 (chain haiku with mother) and Reena’s Xploration Challenge 258 (cesspool).

29 responses to “Chain Gang

  1. I wonder why Trump never made good on his promise to clean up the cesspool.

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  2. Pooled negativity …is so relatable. Both television and social media do it better than the neighborhood aunts.

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  3. Excellent take Paula.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Twitter needs to be cleaned up. Hope Elon is up to the task.

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  5. that is so true! it does boormersng back to you.

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  7. ‘Those words of hate and taboo
    Boomerang back home’, so true. Excellent take.

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  8. This is so true, Paula! Excellent take.

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  9. That last stanza is a powerful punch! Nicely done.

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  10. Karma is a boomerang indeed! It is best to stay away from the social media quicksand, lest it pull you inside 😔 and such an interesting take on the ChainVerse as well 🙂

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  11. Hi, Paula ❤

    Just wanna let you know that this week's W3, hosted by the wonderful Sylvia, is now live:

    W3 Prompt #31: Wea’ve Written Weekly



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