why do you shout and yell so much?
“Go play!” she said, in such a rush
I brought you here so you’d have fun
go away little one.
Princess said, “mommy please”
I’m here, I’m begging on my knees
please look at how I jump so high
and look at my hands stretched to the sky.
I’m running fast in my new shoes
and I am counting numbers two by twos
and I can skip and I can hop
look at me, mom, I’m at the top
of this big slide and I can go
all the way down, don’t you know?
I’m so small
and I’m so young
I just want you
to share my fun
please talk to me
Please hear my cry
why don’t you want to play
tell me why?
you are missing all the special things
that each passing moments brings
you’re sitting there all slumped down
crouched over like Golum, gooey and brown.
I’m shocked she even wants to play
with a grouchy old bag, I must say
You’re so addicted to your phone
Not one glance you’re such a drone.
I’m sad to see such an epidemic
around the globe, it’s really sick
all these babies, so neglected
by scanning feeds and being rejected
by moms and dads so glued to screens
and we don’t hear their desperate screams.
Please just stop and take some time
and I promise, you’ll will be just fine
your stupid FOMO will go away
and you will find that you can play
with your own kid that you just had
Two years ago with her dad
and she will bring you greater joy
than that stupid phone, the devil’s toy!!