The world is becoming emoji-fied

With language resuming its simpler side

There’s good and there’s bad in this ‘evolution’

But, neat though they are, icons aren’t the solution

For instant expression, they brighten a page

But offer no outlet for impotent rage

A speedy adjunct to communication

Is no substitute for soul exploration

We’re foolish to think that these hieroglyphics

Can hope to encapsulate life’s specifics

They render relationships superficial

Ensuring no comment is prejudicial

For who could object to a cheeky grin

That sweetens the dart of a sly dig in?

I may wink and smile more, but that’s all you’ll see

Concealed by an avatar, who’s the real me?


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