I think I need a break 
I’m not quite sure how long that’ll take  
From this entrapment of constantly sharing 
Hours of scrolling and not really caring. 
My addiction to constant stimulation.
Is doing nothing other than alienation.

I have 756 friends on Facebokk 
Yet I am so incredibly lonely 
So I need you please to show me 
How it is this social media fixation 
Is only resulting in further isolation.

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Staring at this iPhone screen,
Realises a sweet dose of dopamine, 
Counting likes and feeling validation 
Is now simply just an expectation 
Of being controlled by technology 
Making us question our own psychology.

Instagram may create a sense of inclusion,
But for one once, step away from the illusion,
The life you see on your screen is just a delusion,
We look up from our phones in a state of confusion 
When our iPhone battery finally dies
And we realise, we have to socialise.
It means we will have to actually engage 
Not just stare at each other’s Instagram page.
The struggle we have lies in-between 
Looking into their eyes, or their name on a screen.
I am missing that social interaction,
I am craving a real human reaction,
Instagram likes do not provide satisfaction.

We live in a pretend world of self promotion 
Where we share all our best bits, but leave out the emotion. 
Endless amounts of manipulated photos,
Our private life that we overexpose,
An impulse to compete with these lifestyles,
To pose and pose and fake the smiles.

I hate the sound of a busy tube 
Because it is silent
We don’t talk on the train 
From fear of looking insane.
Interaction with our own kind
Has now become so utterly blind.

i am being caught up in the net 
it only fills me with regret, that our
Our human connection has been hacked,
Hours together without eye contact.

I think I need a break,
I’m not quite sure how long it’ll take 
But I need to finally disconnect,
To see the present perfect 
From now on I will not just follow the hype,
I’ll give you my love, not just my like.