Boredom is a malady
Contagious, rapidly spreading
As millions of people try to dispel
The loneliness they are dreading..
Cooped up in cubicles at work
For company, there’s Twitter
Facebook, and Instagram, etc.
So that precious time they can fritter
Gloating over achievements of others
While in self-pity they continue to wallow
Eyeing old friends with jealous eyes
Their own lives appear to be hollow
Their jobs are mundane, quite boring
While their friends globetrot and savor
The finer aspects of stylish living
Their lives lack color and flavor.
Meeting friends in person is difficult
Occupied as they are in their worlds myopic
Documenting on social media their lives’ highlights
For others to watch, these biased biopics.
Comparing their profiles to those of their peers
One-upmanship is now an epidemic
To outdo each other in “coolness factor”
This malady has acquired proportions epic!