I wrote this poem as a result of individual circumstances in my life but I find it in hindsight rather fitting in describing the addiction we as a people harbor to social media and the applause of the world. May God grant us strength to overcome this epidemic that costs us so much unnecessary grief.
I wonder as I 'wait the sound
Of constant buzzing in my ears,
My heart doth thunder violently -
My soul o'erwhelms my eyes with tears.
Though dreading lest the blow should fall
Addiction draws me ever near
Both love's eternal dancing flame
And deepest anguish, broken fear.
Why should I weep? I ask myself,
O'er love that proves so tempest tossed?
The mainmast snapped, commitments failed
All hope of respite broken, lost.
Thus here I listen to the pen
That scratches out my blood in verse -
I pray the Lord rise up in bliss
And finally withdraw the curse.