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Burnt by social media.

23 May 2014, 11:12
I hear the fire bell ringing and people shouting.
Let me take my smartphone, record this and post on Youtube.
Maybe I will get a thousand hits.

Wow! People are running like mad, never seen fat Mary run before,
I have to take a video, post it on Youtube
Maybe I will get a thousand hits.

There goes the CEO down the stairs, can I please take a quick selfie?
Post it on Facebook, maybe I will get a thousand likes.
And make fat Mary green with envy.

The sprinkler system has actuated, it looks like mist
I have to take a picture, post it on Instagram
Share it with my friends, maybe they will appreciate me more.

The smoke is thickening, looks like clouds
I have to take a picture, post it on Flickr
Or maybe make it my Facebook cover picture
And score more likes.

Suddenly the place is dark and I am all alone,
Just me and my smartphone.
The walls are falling and my screams unanswered
The flames are raging and I feel the heat.
No time for a tweet, no tweet, like or hit can save me
Social media has killed me. Hashtag I am gone
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