Gaming on a Tablet

I tend to Overwatch my child

As she hovers over her tablet.

She’s fully engrossed,

It appears she’s on a Path to Exile.


Could this be her Destiny?

I can’t believe that to be true.

I can see her potential,

Still as sweet as a Candy Crush.


Strategizing in Minecraft,

I witness her wheels turning.

I still don’t understand,

But I realize my worries are Unreal.


For tonight’s prompt at dVerse, Sarah encouraged us to use names of computer games in our poem. Many names called out to me as I started expressing my experience as a parent watching my child immersed in her tablet. I tend to want to see more out of her, but when I realize how games help, I know my worries are my imagination.

Published by Astrid's Words

Astrid Hardjana-Large is an inspirational author who enjoys Life and adversity. She is motivated to share her inspiration from Life experiences and encourages readers to persevere on the journey of Life.

11 thoughts on “Gaming on a Tablet

  1. Technology truly is changing society, how our children learn, interact, socialize. Mine came out the other side of it just fine, but that was when video games were the only influence, really. Cell phones and social media hadn’t taken off yet. I think the problem lies when they are not encouraged to engage in other types of exploration and creativity for a balance. I enjoyed your poem and the smooth inclusion of the words. Sorry for the late response….catching up!

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