Gratitude For the Real Love

This poem of gratitude #22 is based on thoughts on the obsession on Instagram and elsewhere to have people like your image or what you say or what you do without any genuine connection.  And.. the converse beauty of those who do truly love and like you and are connected with you no matter how real your real is.

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Gratitude For the Real Love
by Michael Romani

Thankful for the love that's real
It's never fake but what I feel
As I walk and talk, not for favor
But instead enjoying what I savor

Life that is all around
Has become a contest that surrounds
Where everyone is pursuing a rating
Life by numbers stress is not sedating

It's to the point of always faking
All that is worth the trouble of making
The points of light shine false popularity
It's numbers driven to the point of hilarity

There's a velocity to be found in opinion's arc
When all is given to knock the ratings out of the park
Don't try too hard for collected thumbs up and stars
Or you'll maybe end up rejected inside some loser bar

Where gratitude offered tells us what's real
And in the end, I humbly submit that's the real deal
Be thankful for those around who really do care
Keeping grounded by those who will always be there

It's narcissism to seek out vaporous fame
Where every move you make or don't is a game
Instead keep toward being authentically you
And the love you harvest will always be true

Life, you see, is not a popularity contest
And genuine smiles are those that are the best
Not the fakes ones that make you want to cringe
This is how you live a real life not being in the fringe

(c) November 22, 2019  Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

Hague Heavens and Cheney Creek 11172019

 

 

 

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