Tanka T105

Pokémon GO now
Gets the Donald Trump treatment
On my Facebook feed –
Once Hide Post, twice Hide See Less –
Thrice Unfollow for a month




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

Yes,  I am that diligent about removing negative energy in my life! People who post things that can get me worked up, I apply increasing measures to remove them from my Facebook feed. Usually, it’s because the things posted is “propaganda” by some side and not the full story (or just misinformed), but sometimes, because it just wastes space and my time to scroll through. Donald Trump stories fit this well, though I didn’t resort to that filter for its overreach to eradicate anything with Trump in it. I only wanted stuff with Trump as the focus.

First time people irk me with some topic, I just Hide the post without asking to see less. I have faith Facebook newsfeed algorithms do count that action for something. Otherwise, they wouldn’t let you do it.

Second time they irk me, I Hide the post and click on the See Less option as well.

If Facebook were not fast enough to do so, meaning another story appeared before Facebook got to it, that person is posting about that topic too often for my liking and I Unfollow them for a month. I don’t recall to undo that often, but those I forget, I obviously don’t care enough (and I’m sure they don’t, either so it’s not about my ego). Those I Follow again only gets one chance on that same topic the second time, though. Miss it and it’s another month, with the cycle to Follow and Unfollow looping with one chance after that.

Even by my standards, applying this rule to Pokémon GO is a stretch. However, I’ve never seen so many people post so much about it. Having many geeky friends will let that happen.  🙂

So for now, at least, Pokémon GO is getting the Donald Trump treatment… along with a few other topics. 🙂

The T-series poems are tanka composed while I was not engaged in some activity during which I frequently composed poetry. That is why these are called the Inactive Tanka collection.


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