It could be behind the scenes,
Most times it’s quite obvious.
At times you can pick up on it,
a status update, a comment,
a link, or silence when silence is uncommon.
Friendships have been broken,
It’s easy to assume a post is aimed at you,
although it could be just your guilty conscience talking.
It’s funny how we forget so easily
how we’d never say something out in public
but with a computer in front of us
in our seemingly private rooms
we blurt things out,
and in an instant it’s out there.
I know of someone,
no, don’t hurry down the lines to see if it’s you
But I know of someone
who lives by her computer
and her social network has eyes into her own bedroom
her dirty linen all exposed
It’s her world, she says
she claims her friends understand her
But I can almost hear the snickering,
even as they respond with concern assumed
It’s a whole new frontier
One our parents never expected
But lives have been lost,
and hearts have been broken
And it’s nobody’s fault
Just the breaking down of barriers