This is a story of a girl named Felina

who used to peacockize on social media

with selfies and live videos galore.

Losengers from everywhere,

commented and liked her,

she believed she was adored.

 

Then one fine day she professed an opinion

that made fumish men infuriated 

so they started to teen her

Roukers trolled her, demeaned her

until she couldn’t bear it anymore.

 

How could she have been such a Sillytonian?

To think they adored her, respected her?

She was merry-go-sorry to de-activate her account

But for peace of the mind

It had to be done.

 

I wrote this for ‘Scribble It.’ at the Imaginary Garden for Real Toads. The idea was to use some words which weren’t in use anymore. It sounded like fun, so I gave it a go! Hop into the pond here.

Below are the ‘old world’ words I have used in this poem:

Peacockize: To behave like a peacock; esp. to pose or strut ostentatiously

Losenger: A false flatterer, a lying rascal, a deceiver

Fumish: Inclined to fume, hot-tempered, irascible, passionate; also characterized by or exhibiting anger or irascibility

Teen: To vex, irritate, annoy, anger, enrage/ To inflict suffering upon; to afflict, harass; to injure, harm

Rouker: A person who whipers or murmurs, who spreads tales or rumours

Sillytonian: A silly or gullible person, esp. one considered as belonging to a notional sect of such people

Merry-go-sorry: A mixture of joy and sorrow

That Girl On The Net – poem
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31 thoughts on “That Girl On The Net – poem

  • October 25, 2017 at 10:39 am
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    Very fun, and great use of the words! I couldn’t think of anything for that collection.

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    • October 25, 2017 at 5:46 pm
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      Thanks Sarah. It was an enjoyable exercise!

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  • October 23, 2017 at 11:42 am
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    Oh, I really enjoyed this little moral tale, and it was amazing how easy it was to pick up the meanings of those words in context.

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  • October 23, 2017 at 7:37 am
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    online trolling is a menace and needs stringent laws and action. Nice use of those dead words!

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  • October 23, 2017 at 12:43 am
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    I like your technique! And I like your poem. Definitely is a lesson to be learned.

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  • October 23, 2017 at 12:16 am
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    Love how you incorporated these old words into something meaningful.

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  • October 22, 2017 at 10:06 pm
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    I feel that she was less to blame than the predators hunting her… good thing she deactivated her account… a way better outcome than than for some.

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    • October 22, 2017 at 11:06 pm
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      With all the really bad incidents that happen, this was a happy result indeed

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  • October 22, 2017 at 10:00 pm
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    Great words, bravo for a nicely wrought story

    Happy Sunday

    much love…

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  • October 22, 2017 at 8:22 pm
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    Wow! This was a work of a great mind. Love your vocabulary! I learned some words! Good day!

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    • October 22, 2017 at 11:14 pm
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      Thank you so much. Good day to you too!

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  • October 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm
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    There is a lot of peacockizing done on social media……empty adulation, swit to turn against someone in an instant. You told an apt tale with the words you chose.

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    • October 22, 2017 at 11:10 pm
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      Thanks Sherry. As you said a lot of empty adulation as well as attacking

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  • October 22, 2017 at 7:59 am
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    fun juxtaposition of selfie/social media and the use of the out-of-fashion words. Made me think of that girl in the sitcom Selfie although I only watched a couple episodes.

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  • October 22, 2017 at 5:13 am
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    I want some of those words to come back into use. Especially merry-go-sorry.

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    • October 22, 2017 at 11:12 pm
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      I hadn’t heard of any of these words before. I like pecocksize..

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      • October 24, 2017 at 3:03 am
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        That’s a good one too. I know people whom that word would apply to.

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