It could well happen you know.

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

My friends

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.

5 thoughts on “It could well happen you know.

  1. (sigh) This is what life has come to, Chris. You have captured it perfectly. increasingly our world consists of being holed up in a room, viewing life through a screen, forgetting (or never knowing in the case of children) what it’s like to actually live it first hand.

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    1. Conversation is quickly becoming a thing of the past it would appear especially with the younger generation all talk is conducted through the medium of electronic devices, perhaps that is a sweeping statement but you know what I mean.

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    1. Indeed, indeed Elaine Patricia a sad reflection on our powers of allowing machines rule our world? An apple a day we were told kept the doctor away – today left without our apple some have to see their doctor.

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