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Poem: "The Social Chameleon Speaks" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: "The Social Chameleon Speaks"
This poem came from the October 13, 2009 Poetry Fishbowl. It was prompted by siliconshaman and sponsored by janetmiles. This turned into cyberspace theory humor, rather than horror, but it does still involve a sort of shapeshifting effect.


The Social Chameleon Speaks



Here I am on MySpace:
My page plays jungle sounds
and has a background of cool green leaves.
It’s all about saving the rainforest.
I have a hundred Friends. (I had more before the maximum.)

@chameleon
tweet me, dudes
100k Followers & growing

Here I am on Facebook:
There is a photo in my portfolio.
It is not me but nobody knows that.
I am really into networking and nude sunbathing.
I have five thousand Friends.

I am the social chameleon.
I log on from a science station.
It’s not that hard to figure out
once you remember to keep your finger skin
a different color than the keyboard.
I’m telling you, networking is everything.
It’s where the future is headed

and that darn gecko on television
knows nothing about it,
nothing.

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jenny_evergreen From: jenny_evergreen Date: October 16th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)
That end gives a great giggle. :)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: October 16th, 2009 04:25 am (UTC) (Link)

Yes...

In addition to being a tongue-in-cheek reference to a series of commercials, it's also a way poking fun at how snarky and competitive the "friendwhores" can get on some social networks.
siege From: siege Date: October 16th, 2009 04:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, indeed! ^.^
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: October 16th, 2009 04:40 am (UTC) (Link)

Yay!

I'm glad you like this.

Feedback is candy. That's especially true for humor. I don't write a lot of it, compared to other stuff, and it's harder to judge. I know what makes me laugh, but my sense of humor can be ... a little off the beaten path. Knowing what other people laugh at is very helpful targeting info.
From: siliconshaman Date: October 16th, 2009 10:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I must admit I really regretted being bust, and not being able to sponsor it...for that laugh was well worth it!

ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: October 16th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well...

If you really want your name on this one as a sponsor, there's no reason you can't send me a donation later when you've got something to spare.

I'm glad you like the poem!
wolfbrotherjoe From: wolfbrotherjoe Date: October 16th, 2009 12:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
*laughs delightedly* Brilliant! :D Thank you for brightening my day!
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: October 16th, 2009 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yay!

I'm glad this was good for a laugh.

Chameleons really are funny. Have you ever watched one? They move in slow motion, very deliberately, except their eyes and tongues which are stuck on fast-forward.
fayanora From: fayanora Date: October 17th, 2009 05:28 am (UTC) (Link)
:-)
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