Social Media- "is That Real You?"

Just scrolling through the social media,
Something struck without having any idea!
Are what we watching through it is real?
Or we're making our lives blear?

We don't know what's happening in someone's life,
But we're watching some posts captioned "smile"!
Are they really in peace and harmony,
Or are showing off or suffering probably?

A post which we're watching captioned " our happy family",
Are they in love and are together really?
In the post where it's a pic captioned "get-together",
Are those friends even contact each other?

A post captioned with "after a long time"
Did they really want to be by each other's side?
We shouldn't believe in anything superficially,
But social media is making us believe in those madly!!

'Is that real you'? which you posted,
Or are you making us tempted?
To do the same as you're doing,
We're being oblivious to your surrounding!!

Is that real you who's posted a picture captioned "helping the needy"?
Or are you just posting it to gain recognition showing fake humanity?
Did you really help those animals to get freed?
Or you're still using them to satisfy your greed?

'Is that real you?' who post your happy photos,
Or you're suffering and your life's controlled?
Are you enjoying your life or showing off,
Only to get likes by making your life tough?

Whatever is being posted mayn't be true,
And what we get is out of the blue!
Shouldn't we focus on our real lives and reality?
Being not addicted to post everything for getting popularity!!

Subha Laxmi Moharana
(C) All Rights Reserved. Poem Submitted on 05/08/2021

Poet's note: This poem's 'bout social media and it's effects.
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