An ode to Instagram.docx - An ode to The Gram One moment on the meaning of life I meditate The next the street to me an answer dictates “Listen to

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An ode to The Gram One moment, on the meaning of life I meditate The next, the street to me an answer dictates “Listen to this wall” reads the mural before me How do I immortalize this moment of funny fate? How do I? I’m no poet. I know not what it takes But I heard of a visual outlet that makes great keepsakes. For we smartphone carriers, it is art therapy And creative expression at our fingertips- Connecting, healing, inspiring and leaving us happy. Among the tiles, we all can take trips To discover unique viewpoints and stories to make us zappy Unlike other visual outlets, it isn’t dippy. Amazing it is how one does binge on a product devoid of excess For not so often does minimalism allure For the visual junkie, it might be the only thing tastier than cress How plants feel when they see manure How tissue feels with no abscess Question though: Will this visual outlet endure? This thing is magic, or something of that kind Not the ‘quick zap of a wand’ type But the ‘slow simmering potion’ sort Here is my final thought Don’t believe the hype, people don’t just swipe As the visual outlet you use, keep that in mind.
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Analysis The poem ‘An Ode to The Gram’ is an ode to Instagram, the social media site and application that is widely used. At the end of the year 2018, the application had about 800 million monthly users. The first stanza of the poem begins with the persona in deep thought. The persona is thinking about life. As the persona is still in deep thought, he/she comes upon a mural that reads “Listen to this wall”, and he/she feels as if the street is answering him/her. Having no poetic skill, the persona wonders how best to capture this moment of
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