The World of the Net – Penny Evans

Cyberspace fantasies came with a cost

Many thanks to Penny Evans of Buxton, Derbyshire for her topical and inspiring poem. We are sure everyone will be able to relate to Penny’s message. A keen poet, Penny has been crafting verse for many years now and has been published in a variety of formats. Penny is also a trained singer, having performed professionally in the past. She often appears at charity events where she kindly shares her talents. We really appreciate Penny’s decision to share ‘The World of the Net’.


by Penny Evans

Once on a time in the World of the Net

Places were formed where certain folk met

Respectable banter

Where minds merged with minds

Close Encounters of the Intelligent Kind!

No one was more important than the other

Everyone was treated like a sister or brother

‘Celebrity’ status and ‘fan’ did not matter

This refuge was a place of safety and chatter

For a few years at least

Till reality replaced

This very intimate ‘human’ space

Jealousy then reared its ugly head

What had been full of laughter

Was now pronounced dead!

Cyberspace fantasies came with a cost

People drifted away

And friendships were lost

Words can be so powerful

Manipulative as well

Not so very hard to fall under their spell

Time passed

Then big business took over the land

Only power and greed made this universe expand

A network was formed leaving small rooms forlorn

And sadly the World of the Net was reborn!

The writing on the Wall was deciphered all wrong

When Myspace, then Facebook and Twitter came along

Then social media ran over roughshod

Acting like some kind of over-crazed God!

Every flesh and blood human had freedom to speak

The World was their oyster

Which made some people weak

Allowing their innermost demons to rise

Words became weapons

Truth became lies

Security and Privacy seemed to be no more

Since all had the power to open that door!

Insecurities and egos now emerged as one

And the World of the Net

Became a time ticking bomb!

Obsessions ran riot

Innocents got hurt

Which made some of us realise

We should be more alert!

We must share social media to spread joy and peace

Calm down the fears and let love be released!

To always keep honesty and truth up your sleeve Otherwise…

What the Hell is left to believe?

Penny Evans, Buxton, Derbyshire

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