Loneliness and isolation my companions each day
Stepped into my life and are here to stay.
Be grateful they say for our eternal presence
Folks come and go, we remain your soul-mates
Just look around and you will stop moping
Those far or near, are in the same situation
Laptops and phones, gadgets and gizmo
They call them friends, human company ignore
on social network they love to meet ‘n socialise
the 3 am friends, what’s that? They look surprised
“Of course, we’re social,” they make tall claims
“What if we stare into screens night and day?
We look at photos and admire insta posts
They make us laugh, they make us pose”
Such is their sorry plight, we dare say
Unaware of their loneliness, happily type away
you’re better off, trust us, stay by our side
We’re there for you always, else at odds your stakes
Stay grateful for our kind and benevolent company,
You have two of us, while others lack even a single.
I listen in silence, accepting their dictum with grace
Embracing my newfound friends in a warm embrace
I let them in, say ‘thank you’, my pretty smile erase.