Sunday, October 1, 2023

Our Cell Phone Addiction


By Walt Perryman

I am rambling some more about our cell phone addiction,
And how we stay on our phones without paying attention.

I have seen a family of three dining together, all alone,
A child wants his dad’s attention, but he’s on the phone.

The father pauses his conversation and scorns the kid,
Then returns to his phone not realizing the harm he did.

Someday the family will pay a price for their inconsideration,
Because the kid’s rejection will someday turn into retaliation.

I wondered if they were enjoying their meal together, alone?
Maybe God will call and say, “I’ve tried to talk to you,
but you were on the phone”.

©Sep 25, 2023 Walt Perryman

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