Social Networking is weird. No doubt. I hate to spam and promote. I do it because I like to eat. But I hate it. When I first started putting music on the internet (years ago), I wrote a sonnet for my 100th ‘fan’. I have done this with songs and stories many times on FB and beyond; it is a good way to make a real connection. I am constantly searching for ways to humanize the internet. This is a fun one.
so many friends who do not know my name
deign to grace me with their wit or cleavage
’tis true this is a fickle place for fame,
and hard to pick among the amperage
yet from the flock of birds does one alight
settling like a fall blown leaf does drift
to burn a phoenix dance into the night
and in this forum seek society’s shrift
at ninety-nine they stood like solemn knights
just waiting for the hundredth to emerge
they drifted through this cyberspace like kites
catching every gust of wind that surged
but there can only be one hundredth made
and i’m pretty sure that it was ‘luscious jade’
I have no idea who Luscious Jade is or was. But people were amused. And that, my friends, is priceless. Try it. Make a friend.
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JD Mader is a Contributing Author for Indies Unlimited and author of the novels ‘Joe Cafe’ and ‘The Biker’ – co-author of the mighty ‘Bad Book’ (available here). For more information, please see the IU Bio page and his blog: www.jdmader.com.