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2am Outsideleft's Big National Poetry Day: Jackie Stein Jackie Stein's The Battle of Social Media!

2am Outsideleft's Big National Poetry Day: Jackie Stein

Jackie Stein's The Battle of Social Media!

by LamontPaul, Founder & Publisher
first published: October, 2021

approximate reading time: minutes

Jackie Stein - The Battle of Social Media


Go forth young soldiers!
For your verbal sparring with strangers
I’ve retired myself from the dizzy whirl of your world
Leaving the noise and the bustle far behind

So, draw your mighty pen swords high!
Enjoy your never-ending race of suppression
The pursuit of aggression your ‘golden quest’
The ‘social’ contest wears me down and shatters my spirit
Like a harsh heavy knock on an old wooden door
So, no more!

I look down on the panoramic battlefield that lays before me
Seeking you out, aching to tell you to set forth and flee
From your moment of glory in a never-ending story
I shield you with the golden sunlight of my love
Protect you with soft, silvery moonlit dreams

For my war is over, you see
I’m not competing in senseless battles anymore
I’m retiring to the majestic hills you see above you
Enjoying the peace and solitude of Mother Nature
And the beauty of simple, warm hearts and gentle souls

For now, it’s your choice
Where you put the strength of your voice…
Yet, when the time comes
As it will come…
When your spirit feels weary
And your quest now seems dreary….
I will welcome you with back with open arms
Back home ….
Back where your heart will be strong
And where you will truly belong…


Jackie Stein


Something you should know:
Jackie Stein sees the world in Poetry. Like comedians observe people and create jokes. Jackie observes people and situations and creates poems which express thoughts and feelings at the time. Jackie had been a corporate whirlwind in younger years but now works with a small local charity to bring people together to avoid social isolation. "Dive into poetry and enjoy..."

Joy to Enjoy today:
12.01am: Ancient Champion - Under Pressure »»
1am: Ade Crossen - Thoughtful Choice »»
2am: Jackie Stein - The Battle of Social Media »»
3am: Dave Pitt - Spiderman Brendan »»
4am: Jimmy Andrex - Festival of Brexit »»
5am: Brendan Hawthorne - We Are Here »»
6am: Ahmed Magare - We Cannot Walk Alone »»
7am: Emma Purshouse - Mermaid on the Number 3 »»
8am: Rue Collinge - That Year »»
9am: Deborah Alma - Mother of Pearl »»
10am: Steve Pottinger - Fatima »»
11am: Jay Lewis - Betrayal 1991 »»
12pm: Hollie McNish - Honestly »»
1pm: Emma Purshouse - Five Minutes on a Midland Train »»
2pm: Rebecca Stanhope - Take Your Hands Off Me »»
3pm: Michael Pederson - Here in a Glasgow Tenement - Not Asleep, Not Awake Either »»
4pm: Glyn Phillips - Doorways »»
5pm: PixieVic - Curious Choices »»
6pm Christian Present - Poeme »»
7pm John Robinson - My Reply To You »»
8pm David Benjamin Blower - 47 »»
9pm Emma Purshouse - Feeling Low? »»
10pm Steve Pottinger - Jam today: Mrs Veronica Blake’s manifesto for a brighter future »»
11pm Jay Lewis - The Starling 1976 »»

Founder & Publisher

Publisher, Lamontpaul founded outsideleft with Alarcon in 2004 and is hanging on, saying, "I don't know how to stop this, exactly."

Lamontpaul portrait by John Kilduff painted during an episode of John's TV Show, Let's Paint TV

about LamontPaul »»



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