John F. McCullagh

Gold Star - 4,762 Points (09/28/1954 / Flushing)

Addicted To Distraction - Poem by John F. McCullagh

The soft blue glow of his smartphone screen
Attracts him like a lover.
He looks intently at the "feed"
and snap chats with the others.
He photographs his dinner plate and
shares it with the web.
He plays no sports, he stays inside
He plays VR instead.
His neck is permanently bent
from looking at the screen.
He's not much for conversation.
He's a solitary teen.
He's getting fat and growing soft
from long stretches of inaction.
He needs an intervention-
He's addicted to distraction.

Topic(s) of this poem: technology

Form: Lay

Poet's Notes about The Poem

surely you know at least one victim of this addiction

Comments about Addicted To Distraction by John F. McCullagh

  • Savita Tyagi (8/13/2017 12:50:00 PM)

    They are all around us! I hope they become aware before it ruins them! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

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