Word Porn

Cheap, mass-produced poetry.
McWords, Walt Whitman-Mart.
Pseudo-deep Hallmark,
complete with a brand and a watermark.
Peddled on the internet for free
To inspire, be shared, and to see
the depths of friends’ intelligence
and the limit of acquaintance patience.
No love, no thought, no care.
Words in arrangement that are just kind of there.
Inspire the masses to join your fitness classes
Or tell your friends that they’re beautiful,
but you have one more spot left to do their eyebrows,
your schedule is full.
Mind-numbing,  addictive shit.
A path to forget,
how to express the soul. Give it to a brand, spiritual advertising space.
Shameful and celebrated, thieves of dignity.
Stolen fame, fake names. Emotions out of context and quotes out of place.
The more and more I see on my feed
of a Marilyn Monroe quote, or a RELATABLE post pandering to a basic human need,
I curse and I scorn.
But I give them credit where it’s due,
for if you’re a writer they won’t do it for you,
at least the name is apt on the death of literature we mourn,
For it is truly Word Porn.

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bendcharles

A schemer and a dreamer. I'm a #Métis author located in Saskatchewan who writes short stories, poetry, book reviews, and jokes.

8 thoughts on “Word Porn”

    1. Thanks for commenting and writing in! I think most writers try not to write shallow stuff unless they’re being paid to do so, and if so than that’s ok too! Gotta keep the lights on, you know? I wrote this because I was scrolling through Facebook and I saw like 5 different “Word Porn” posts, and it annoyed me how cliche, lame, and frankly insulting those kind of posts are. I thought about how actual porn is just a cheap bastardization meant for profit of something beautiful like love and sex, and that maybe “Word Porn” is actually an apt description of their page.

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      1. Yes thanks for explanation:) but it was really cool writing…I mean it was “angry & different but with the meaning” 🙂 well done! I enjoyed it.
        Understand about FB, that’s why I never there. But it’s a good way to promote the blog (at least works for me)

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