The Art of Chanukah Facebook

The art of Chanukah Facebook
Is something you’ll want to master
Lest you go the way
Of social media disaster

If your latkes were a hit
Hey, share a pic or three
Just go easy on memory lane
We already love everyone in your family

Yes, your party was successful
You rubbed shoulders with every macher in the city
But three hashtags are the limit
Unless they’re #uber#witty

So your estranged whoever just showed up
Acting perfectly “as if”
And you posed and smiled for Facebook
Status: trying to not look miffed

And you broke your diet at the celebration
For candle number five
Here’s where you briefly debated –
To post pics of jelly-induced hives
(Thanks for changing your mind)

Joy! A co-worker surprised you
With three pairs of (please no!) fuzzy socks
Here’s the selfie – (did you have to?)
Behold @fuzzy-sock-receiving-shock

Tag. You’re it. Hop to it.
See my nephew’s Dreidel Serenade
(Please Like! Post! Share!
If this goes viral, he’s got it made)

If a Facebook post was penned in the forest
And no one commented or liked
G-d still smiles upon you,
And Mark Zuckerberg gives you high five

And if it so happened that you
Scored one hundred likes plus
You’ve still got to like yourself
Irrespective of the online fuss

Let’s bask in the menorah’s light, not give a care
If status shared is status squared;
The bottom line, truly, is love and share…

That said –
Sending love and Chanukah greets
To my (Facebook) friends everywhere.

About the Author
Chana holds an M.S. in Special Education. Her innovative poems, essays and lectures reflect two and a half decades of experience working with students of all ages and abilities. Chana's writing has been published on, as well as in The Canadian Jewish News, The Jewish Press, and AMI. As a longtime volunteer with the Friendship Circle, Chana was recognised by the Ontario Legislature for “bringing a smile to the faces of children with special needs.” Although Chana 's "heart is in the east" she currently lives with her with her family in Toronto.