The playgrounds are empty longing the children's presence
They no longer see children rustling to get the first swing
The sands are bare of prints, and the grains are all set in place
Tapping away on their touch screens, children can now make their own virtual world in their bed rooms
The outside is a foreign world to them, no longer a reality
Cops and robbers is an unspoken tradition to them
With all the new apps and gadgets, they can make a world that suits them best
Minecraft allows them to create buildings, amusement parks and even castles!
Sand castles in the playgrounds are no longer necessary
Their fingernails no longer need to get grimy, and their clothes need not to get grubby
The whole world is stored in their clever gadgets where imagination and creativity is already set in place for them
But how can this be fine if they will miss the remarkable world beyond their touchscreen?
The only sunset they can watch will be from their Minecraft world, but it is a deceiving sunset because they cannot watch the sky metamorphose into a kaleidoscope
How will they feel their blood rushing through their bodies as they scurry to find a hiding place to hide from the person who is "it"
How can they feel alive if the only movement they are doing is by their thumbs, and their legs only to recharge their fictional world
Thank you technologically advanced society for giving us and our children a world where we need not to experience risks
For the children no longer hurry to their homes after school to play with their friends, but they scurry to the comforts of their secure room
Thank you for ripping the children from nature's embrace