Ode to Facebook: Mad Facebook Love

Ode to Facebook:  Mad Facebook Love

By Frank Palacio (Co-author of Middle Schoolin)




Facebook, what does it do?  Who needs it ?

Some use it a great deal, others only a bit

What’s the big deal?  Well, It all depends

It’s like chatting with a neighbor over a fence


 At first the users were few, only they had a clue

Now I know it’s better  even than beef  stew

I was much too  busy and much too grounded

Now I know it makes your education more rounded


Myspace was replaced by those with taste

So we all joined Facebook with great haste

Hi Five went  shall we say bye bye or Bye Five! 

abuzz and a twitter  Facebook made us feel alive


I added  friends and they confirmed me.


Without my new friends, where would I be?


Facebook sent notifications and messages


I felt  gratification like students with A averages



I told my friends my status regularly 


Some were not discreet, not particularly


They were not, not at all cautious


I wish they would take a hike or a hiatus



My Facebook fascination and addiction grew.

What’s  the benefit what will to me accrue

Now friends have I from  Belize to Bangalore


Maybe one day for me a friend  will open a door


You can’t tell me what I feel  isn’t love. 


Beyond the call of duty way above


Facebook, you are always on my mind


I have to check my messages all the time


We learned to write in a new language

Facebook  you’re like a  new, Subway  sandwich

We used terms  like IDK, BTW and LMAO


We hope  you know  that we love you so


On FB, we can come together as one, human family


If you are religious you can share scriptures happily


We can unite with people of all races and interests  too


Obama used it to get  elected but he also paid his due


Imagine if Napoleon Bonaparte  had had a Facebook page

But too bad, for him he lived in a different age

He would have owned and  conquered much,  much more

Bye now, friends,  I love Facebook but don’t want to bore.





Jesus Christ Was the Ultimate Networker


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Jesus Christ  was the ultimate networker and would have loved Facebook.  He would “comment” on the posts of the prophets.He would  ”friend” people to add to his 12 disciples.

He would send messages to the people of Belize to tell them “to hold on and be of good courage.” He would “share” breaking news –The first Black President of the USA will be Barrak Obama. He would sterilize the animals on “Farmville” so it wouldn’t  grow out of control.

He would send Mark Zuckerbergto invent  something else, maybe a  Computer  that doesn’t need tech support! He would “upload” photos of flowers, mountains, rivers, and heaven, with Pearly  gates and the streets of gold.



I Miss You And I will Cry If I want To Carolyn


 I Miss you  and I will cry if I want to, Carolyn


You were a saint when it came to kindness

But some  saw you as steel , that’s their blindness

you  taught our children, and it was correct

When you enter the room show, some respect


Your  smile was sunshine, you weren’t big on giving a hug

You would say stop being  mushy with a shrug

Time after time you showed your love and caring

With phone calls, birthday cards, gifts, and  by sharing


You would  say  I sent you a gift,  it was edible

You didn’t call. Did  it taste  terrible?

you were strong and held our family together like glue

We thank you Carolyn, with all our hearts,  we do


You enjoyed singing solos in church for the Lord

You belonged to many prayer groups to share His  word

The stories and jokes  you told were always funny

Even while sick , your punchline was on the money


You left your mark on many hearts and many lives

For Christopher, Cherish, and for all your love survives

You are going home to God now to get your rest

To join  your husband David. Your life was a success.


I miss you dear sister and I will cry if I want to

I am sorry,  this hurts  so much and I just have to

Goodnight, but never  never goodbye, Carolyn

Sleep in heavenly peace our precious,  precious  Darling