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Phones - By: Shaaz Mahmood

I live near the shore

Where people are trolled,

Because everyone scrolls

About their life on the phones,

Funny to think u are alone,

And all u have shown is hope,

Broken down by the mirror to your face,

Prickle to your nape,

It becomes a shadow of a snake

Ready to poison and shake,

Smell so strong,

Like a shark ready to hunt it’s prey,

Leaving nothing but broken parts

Which cannot be put together,

A man left alone,

Hoping to have some time with thoughts,

Cause all is left are thoughts,

And I live near the shore

Where people are trolled,

Because everyone scrolls

About their life on the phones,

Sadly u are alone.


Please give a detailed explanation about the meaning and main idea of this poem.:


The main idea of the poem is looking at how the character of a person is broken by the increasing use of social media, and how it is causing people to feel hurt. The life of social media is all about how much a person can fake it, and a popular saying in today’s world, “fake it till you make it”. There are different meanings to the saying mentioned. The one that is really interesting is people trying to be lying to themselves and others, therefore creating a personality which could only hurt a person.


Please explain your writing and thought process regarding this poem.:


It was inspired by the true events in my life and what I observe everyday. These thoughts helped in the process.


Why did you choose to write this poem?:


It’s reality check to show how the current state of the world.


Do you have any tips or anything to share with the youth writers who may be reading this?:


People will have different interpretations based on their experience. Some may take more time to understand the message being conveyed. Writing helps to lighten the weight of thoughts and everyday experience, and hopefully everyone can appreciate that.

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