Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The Telly is On; 
  a grandparent's view 

The telly is on
  what is she watching
When she was yet small
  "Weather" was her fave
She'd stand by the set
  tell temp and forecast
Weather girl was she
  point and read her lines

Now telly is on
  but watching she's not
On the floor, Netflix
  iPad, head in hands
Though teen she is not
  teen channel for her 
Growing up sooo fast
  old beyond her years
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- Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2019, All Rights Reserved
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At Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:04:00 PM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

This took me back to when i complained to my grandma about the weather, and she scolded me for criticizing what God had sent. In your second stanza, i can see her, being hurried too fast into a world she is not ready for. Sigh. May she stay safe.

At Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:21:00 PM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Ha ha, I still use my TV to watch Netflix – but I guess many of the youngsters prefer their more portable devices.

At Wednesday, August 14, 2019 6:17:00 PM, Blogger kaykuala said...

How things changed and how very true, Dr Jim. We pity the young generation who were rushed into adulthood wondering what hit them. We were more horrified on the effects on young minds rather than the images shown which were fleeting!


At Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:56:00 PM, Blogger Old Egg said...

Never underrate old people ...especially grandmas!

At Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:37:00 PM, Blogger Sumana Roy said...

As weather girl she is so very cute. She is keeping pace with modern times now. Sigh. You've captured this beautifully.

At Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:04:00 AM, Blogger Kim M. Russell said...

I can’t watch the news or weather on anything but the television, but then I suppose it’s what you’re used to.

At Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:32:00 AM, Blogger Lori said...

Shows targeted for children definitely aren't childish. There are some very mature themes creeping into more and more. Let them stay innocent a while longer.

At Saturday, August 17, 2019 1:04:00 PM, Blogger Vivian Zems said...

We see the children grow up before us- so quickly. I love how you painted the transition from little girl to mini-adult.


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