Saturday, January 23, 2010

Computer Life - A Poem.

I wrote this poem many years ago - 2006. It was at a time I was still running madly on the learning curve about Autism Spectrum Disorder. I had a big wake-up call when I realised how much of their lives I was missing by my choices. Reading a blog post at Whoa-Mumma reminded me of how absorbed I was back then.

Computer Life
Sitting at my laptop
Looking for a cure
Typing away madly
Can’t resist its lure
Here comes the reason
For my search on this day
Mummy what you doing
Won’t you come and play?
I’m sorry sweetheart, I won’t be very long
But this is so important
Please run along

Talking in the chat room
Giving my best view
Writing in the forums
Sending some home truths
Here comes the reason
For my getting tough
Mummy are you busy
Come and see my stuff?
I’m sorry sweetheart, I won’t be very long
But this is so important
Please run along

I glance around at my boys
To see joy slide away
And realize the stupidity
Of what I’ve done this day
So shut down the PC
Turn around and smile
Mummy isn’t busy
Let’s play for a while!
I’m sorry sweetheart
I was so very long
But you are so important
Let’s all run along!



Anonymous said...

How very true - i have to remind myself often that the computer world will still be here later, when they are in bed... I need to be mum when they need me, or I will miss far too much - and I dont have a SN child....

Love your work MadMother

Jen said...

Wonderful poem MM. How true it is for me too. I need to shut down and play more often also as I am constantly searching for the answers on here to all of lifes problems..or perhaps that should be hiding on here...

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Being Me said...

Oh, oh, oh. This is gorgeous. Very well done, great poem. I love the repetitiveness and even though the meaning is deep it's also kind of light and breezy? Nice one.