My laptop think it rules my life,
The iPad thinks so too,
My smartphone, maybe not so much,
But they command my time, it’s true.
Checking email, paying bills,
Messaging my friends,
Writing stories, essays, poems,
Or just surfing the Net.
Things have changed since I was young.
I spent my time outside,
On combat games, and riding bikes,
Or maybe chasing girls.
Then came work and much less play,
The grind of 9 to 5.
Computers slowly introduced
But their effect was nigh.
But gradually they overthrew
Most aspects of the work,
In my line, office clerk.
Now I’m retired from “normal” work
And choose to write online
The laptop is my tool of choice,
It’s turned on all the time.
The iPad’s used when I’m in bed,
Or if I’m not at home,
And maybe if it needs a charge
I resort to my smartphone.
Unless i’m in the garden,
Or cleaning out the shed
I’m joined to one of the above,
And it’s doing in my head.
I’m going to turn off the power
And shut the f…ing lid,
Take out a notebook and a pen
And write with that instead.
Oh, how wonderful this feels,
A travel back in time.
My handwriting is terrible!
In that I once took pride.
But, when I finish writing
I have no other option,
To publish what I wrote, online,
I need my tech addiction.
by John Hansen © 2019
Longtime poet but not in the traditional technical sense. I enjoy rhyme but like to experiment and dabble in many different forms and maybe even make up some of my own. There is always a message or lesson I want to promote through my writing, for that reason, my poetry generally shies away from the abstract and obscure.
– John Hansen
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