Distracted

Stop looking at your damn phone, for once
watch your kid, and push him on the swing,
instead you sit with your eyes glued to your phone
letting someone else push him, while you simply sit there
looking dim.

And when he tries to help another kid,  you blame him
and say we’re going home if you don’t behave,
And he tells you he really was helping the other kid, but you didn’t see that, did you?  Too busy looking at your phone again –
what the hell’s on the display?

Are we this distracted now, seemingly burdened
to raise a generation of ignored kids?
Do we even see the stupidity of it all, our phones
more important to us than the reading out loud
of three little pigs?

Isn’t it a laugh when we purport to spend time with them
only to stare at our gleaming phone screens?
And let them play and run and be beaten by bullies
but we’ll never know that – our faces super-glued
to these damn machines.

 

 

 

Share Your World – Week 19

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Ack! I’m late again!  This was supposed to be posted last week, but it seems I’m running a week late in sharing my world, but better late than never.  Thanks to Cee of Cee’s Photography for such a wonderful prompt.

Ready?  Here we go!

Do you prefer shopping or going to a park?

I’m sorry.  Is this even a question I have to think about?  Shopping, of course.  Then I can go to a park when I’m all done.

What is the highest score you’ve ever made in bowling?  Actual or virtually played.

Never played bowling.  Or if I did, I erased it from my memory banks.  Or maybe I’m just seeing the Dude inside my head…

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Name the foreign countries you’ve been to.

Just a handful.  Philippines, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Mexico, and the US.

Describe your own outlook on life in seven words or less.

Life is what you make of it.

Share  Your World