The likes,
It’s all about the likes,
An unfathomable habit,
Please like them,
Please like this,
Please like that,
Please like me,

There’s a monkey on my back,
That likes anything and everything,
A dirty injection of blue,
An azure pill on the tongue,
A line of tainted teal powder,
Smoke from a spliff,
In the aspect of a thumbs up,

The world wide web,
It’s my dealer,
Trenchcoat and hat held low,
Robotic mannerisms,
His sales pitch?
“Here, just like and subscribe”,
A demeaning transaction,

I crawl up to it,
Languishing and broken and hungry,
But it offers no sustenance,
No banquet,
Just the likes,
And I still thank it,
I’m addicted to be sure,

Please like this,
Please like that,
Please like me.

  1. Eli Gross says:

    Should I like this…?

  2. imanishas007 says:

    Woww it’s a truthbomb.. too good πŸ‘πŸ‘

  3. Harsh says:


  4. abykittiwakewrites says:

    I’m so glad you’re here no matter the reason. Love your poetry.

  5. Ben Kohns says:

    Addictive and damning. And your β€œbest” work never gets them. Karma at work, perhaps.

  6. Navin says:

    Well…I do like your lines…it’s of a different style…so I’m gonna hit the button of like…your words are covered in the dark shades of light

  7. Ramone says:

    Nicely done. I am pondering if I should like or not lol

  8. Khwahish S says:

    But I DO like how true this is, so here hitting the like.

  9. As an artist I have a question. I know we supposed to just do it for the love and notworry about the likes. But if you put alot into a particular piece and it gets little to no likes, how do you bounce back without getting discourage? Simply put how do you not care about the likes because it’s so addictive

    • Osharlequin says:

      That is a very good question actually. It can vary a bit depending on how much a particular piece means to you, or how much effort it took. I try to give myself an internal assumption that nobody will like my work from the get-go. That softens the blow for me, though it can be a bit of a negative influence as well.

      If all else fails, I just have a drink or five. Then try again. Always try again. πŸ˜€

      The Oldschool Harlequin

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