Take off that online persona's guise
With filtered pics.
O no, my friend, it's just a lie
To gain some fleeting "likes" and clicks,
But truth's not nigh.

In public, kindness you may show,
A friendly face.
But in your heart, does hatred grow?
The news peddles it at a pace
That's sure to slow.

You can't be your best self with hate
Inside your heart.
Each day, strive to improve your fate,
From yesterday, make a fresh start,
And choose what's great.

Perhaps the Stoics had it right,
That history
Should not hinder joy or delight.
Embrace the present, and you'll see
A path that's bright.