ALAS, THAT BLOGGER…I KNEW THEM WELL

ALAS, THAT BLOGGER…I KNEW THEM WELL 

 

One gets used to seeing a name,

And reblogging posts from the same…

Until the day

They go away,

And you’re left behind–what a shame!

Everyone has the chance to upgrade,

It’s a decision that many have made…

But harder to share

With someone not there,

But walking in another promenade.

To me, to reblog is a compliment,

Helping share their story onward sent…

But some go commercial

And resent any inertial

Toward sharing without paying a single cent.

And others “better” platforms have found,

To be lifted further toward high ground…

Causing all left behind

To be happy for their kind,

But sad that themselves can’t be similarly bound.

Following over a thousand posters now,

I shouldn’t let the few furrow my brow…

But I feel the loss

Of friends’ need to cross

That line where they alone want to plough!

Will I ever follow in the breach,

My fellow bloggers with larger fields to reach…

I do wish I could share

Automatically out there,

I think I’d have to set up shop in each!

(Maybe Ron DuBour will know how!)

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

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