top of page

Aretha Rodney - 3rd Place Winner - LUV Poetry Contest

[3rd Place]

Aretha discusses the pros and cons of our affinity towards social media.


Social Media by Aretha Rodney | Entry #7


Social Media



When did our value started being determined


by how many people choose to follow you


when did our worth divert to a double tapping of ones


finger leaving thoughts to linger if enough people didn’t tap twice


then just maybe just maybe that photo wasn’t post worthy


when did our identity


and our reality become our enemy


see I don’t mean to offend but in this era we would


rather live a life of pretend just to stay up to date with the recent trend


again


when did our worth divert to one opinion behind a device screen


that results in us tampering with our genes


it seem we live a life based off others reaction


so SELF LOVE just fits a great caption


our satisfaction lies with the world wide web of lies


being deceived by what we see before our eyes


being displeased with our own lives because we still working 9 to 5


as if a 9 to 5


makes one less applicable to succeed and thrive


see so much have changed


and if not doing it like the world your considered a lame


at some point the ultimate goal became a blue check beside ones name


if you ask me social media is what you make it


and its filled with opportunities


people coming together building communites




but on the other end of it its filled with a lot of hypocrites a lot of judges and


jurors a lot of counterfeits


so be sure of who you are so you don’t get lost in it


 

About the Artist


ARETHA RODNEY-MCDONALD: Aretha Rodney-McDonald is a singer, songwriter, and a spoken word poet. Born and raised in the beautiful island of Jamaica (Spanish Town, St Catherine), and migrated to the U.S at a young age and resided there since. Aretha Rodney-McDonald is a wife and a mother to two beautiful children. Her heart’s desire is to inspire and motivate people to trust God, love themselves, and go after their purpose while she goes after hers. Aretha’s songs and poems reflect God’s gift to her, so she takes great pleasure in performing and sharing them.


Follow Aretha: https://www.instagram.com/aretharodneyartistry/


*Winner of Cash Prize and I Am Root Merch

bottom of page