Love and Social Media ( Malaika’s story) – Malaika means, “Angel”

Malaika, a name dawned and

caressed through memories of her birth.

Angelic and beautiful, a name she earned

for her sparkling eyes and lovely smile…

A Christening that evoked memories now

a daunting tale through the streets.

Perhaps she didn’t think well of her self-

glaring shadows folded through her self esteem

Malaika never thought that she was pretty.

At 14, she was mocked in school for her braces and size.

Plump in competition with an Elephant, they said.

Her face bore the shame of a clown on a rainy day

as she paced through the school hallway alone,

face lowered to the ground- an esteem

she carried forth as she got older.

Lost through her own mirage of thoughts,

with little appreciation for who she is.

A sickening that over shadowed her desire

to date was caressed with social networks which

eventually became her shield from the cruel world.

An appreciation she sought,  attention she got.

Face book she flirted,
Twitter she caressed,
Whats app she kissed,

Instagram she made love to.

Pulsating emotions, lost through throngs

of passion now dripping o’er her thighs-

A new self esteem she got- a sweeter desire

and self worth through these streets.
For everything in color on the web looks beautiful-

Pretty they remarked; Love she thought-

so, they fed her with the glitter

and compliments she needed,

as the veil that once covered her tore in the dark-

a little blood, a new reflection and perspective
now a raging male portrait on the streets,

this time with a smirk.

So she tweets, all men are the same.
She updates her Face book, all men are dogs.

A Portrait she’d cast aside,

a beauty she failed to recognize and appreciate

now devoured by the pack that fed her as she posted her selfies.



Author: AfroetryC

I am an African woman and a mother to a precious little angel. I love to use the term "Afro-floetic Queen" mostly to describe my poetry and my roots. I love, soul music and inspirational bits of knowledge to offer advice and counseling to those who need it. I can be very witty, straight forward but fun. Ha. ha... A colorful perception of the world - expressed in my poetry. I want to inspire people with my Poetry...give them hope, while also advising them. Life is a learning process and i am happy when one of my pieces directly affects or inspires one of my readers. Let's take a detour around experience, and let me fill your minds with sweet poetic juices.... Note: Just changed my user name from FloetryC to AfroetryC because the latter is more personal and describes my Spoken Word Poetry better.

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