Poetry

Model Man on Facebook

He’s a model man on Facebook

as can be seen from the pictures

of him with his wife and kids.

Not just a family man though

this puffed-up middle manager

being a big fish in a small pond

who’s fond of updating those

trapped in his virtual kingdom

with his team’s achievements.

Yet all is not as it would seem

if we peer behind the scenes.

You can ask his employees

whom he drives to their limits

to satisfy the capitalists’ greed

or his poor wife who dreads

the now too familiar despair

of discovering his latest affair

which will stab her like a knife.

All this simply goes to prove

that a model man on Facebook

can be a monster in real life.

                                                                ~ Ian Fletcher

                                                                    Cardiff, South Wales

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