by Jersey D Gibson

Hey, hey, Mr. Anonymous
did you think I give a fuck about you?
Hide behind a little fake name
such a brave man behind a nom de plume.

Hey, hey, Mr. Gregarious
was your two cents really worth the time?
You just had to throw out your opinion
for just a little more self-worth.

Hey, hey, Mr. Discriminate
the type that carves racial slurs in stalls?
Takes a big man to say the 'N' word secretly
did you panic when you were almost caught?

Hey, hey, Mr. Cellophane
the invisible instigator hiding in the crowd?
Always the one to cast the first stone
so quick to leave when it's time for punishment.

Hey, hey, Mr. Commentator
did you think we really wanted to hear from you?
Always with a bad word and two steps from the program
so quick to anger over nothing at all.

Hey, hey, Mr. Ignorant
are we really all just victims of your stupidity?
The first to talk and the last to listen
throwing stones in a house of glass.

Hey, hey, Mr. Callous
would you say those things in front of a camera?
What would others think if you used your name
were you impressing others or just yourself?

Hey, hey, Mr. Androgynous
did you stop to think of someone else's social stance?
A clever retort that is always misspelled
a threat on the screen is no threat at all.

Hey, hey, Mr. Bystander
do you really sit and stare at the computer all day?
It's obvious you have nothing better to do
because you'd be doing it right now.

Hey, hey, Mr. Thrillseeker
do you really get off saying all of these things?
Can't find a better use of your time
you'll be remembered for what you are.

A nobody.


Author's Note: Hmm. And I don't even deal with internet trolls or comment fairies.

Posted on 07/22/2014
Copyright © 2023 Jersey D Gibson

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by A. Paige White on 07/22/14 at 06:33 PM

This is an immediate favorite. Wow. I hang my head and admit I saw myself in there once. At least. My pick for poem of the month. Forget a daily category setting for this jewel.

Posted by Jim Benz on 07/22/14 at 08:36 PM

Heh--kind of makes me not want to comment. But what the hell ...

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