That day he found himself off line
You could not see his eyes for tears
What am I to do loudly he sobbed
Read your book was the blunt reply
That won’t solve my problem
In a mumbled voice he replied
They will think I’m ignoring them
I don’t want TO READ A BOOK
I WANT TO GET BACK ON LINE
Well we are sorry for your troubles
The boy was just aged nine.
(c) Chris Black 2017.