Writing hard copy poetry is sounding better
Than submitting online words which pull ‘likes’
Because often the visitor leaves a short e-letter
For the goal that their own site gets more spikes.
You damn ‘Empowerment Network’ greedy slime
(And it takes a lot for me to sound so crass)
Anything to attempt pocketing another’s dime
Because of you I’m seeing a half empty glass
If you’re non-EN readers, you’ll not believe the extent
On how many out there fall into this group
Check your own blog notices for these flatulents
Their links lead to sites which attempt to dupe
Who wouldn’t want to pull in money with little effort?
Their blogs claim—(same word strings on many sites)–
You too can join them . . . if you just first divert
$25 per month then giving you, sweet dreamers, the right
To mimic their tactics in trying to entice even more
Web users via emails and pleas and pleasantries
To enter this pyramid via the basement door
And most likely alienate many friends and your families
But you don’t think just $25 is where it stops, do you?
No, there are $1500 and $3000 ‘all in’ levels
Buying into this wishing-well scheme, you’d be a fool
Once in, try to get out—your life becomes disheveled.
Did I, you wonder, fall for these stories of glamor and glitz?
No, but I’ll admit I came close until their video connection failed
My starry-eyed state of rapture was bumped from transfixed
And my online check with the BBB gave them an ‘F’ so I bailed.
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