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I’m joining d’Verse Poets where the challenge is to write a poem in exactly 44 words using some form of the word spring.  I’m also linking to the Tuesday Platform at Real Toads.

Day in and day out
staring at the faces
staring at their phones–
anti-social socializing
throughout the day.
No care for learning
or the person beside them.
No care for the world
outside their video game.
I try to reach young minds–
springboard to insanity.

11 thoughts on “Quadrille

  1. Double edged sword for me…some amazing things possible with technology…but you can’t bet a good face to face real time conversation….’he said typing into his laptop’ 😉

  2. Guess you’ve got to get inside that social media net. Our second grader granddaughter loves learning, they use iPads regularly (loaners for those without, most have them), video record their in-class presentations. Math is probably her favorite, then spelling though her best grades are in social studies, reading, and writing.
    At home sometimes we think she may be hard hearing, have to set rules on the machine.

  3. Thanks for sharing your poem with us, Teresa, which I appreciate as it encapsulates my feelings about young people and mobile phones, having been a teacher. Yes, a springboard to insanity is apt.

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