Ode to Fathers and Technology

by Barrett

As I ponder my existence as a dad experiencing the eternal struggle to retain tech harmony at home, I am inspired to write yet another poem. (cough) Here we go…

Fathers and Technology

Every day is a fight
To keep my tech working right
And yesterday’s solution
Can create more confusion

In my head I can’t recall
My smart home laughs at my gall
To think I am in control
I feel like a lump of coal

Tech changes so quickly now
My gear often just says ciao!
Today what I really want
Is just one day with détente

T-800 mows my lawn
HAL serves veal parmesan
It’s silly to think they can
When you feel like a madman

But each morning holds the key
My son is my nominee
At nine he is the future
Born to tech he is super

I see what really matters
Fatherhood fills the chapters
Being a dad is the gift
Who cares our tech is adrift?

Happy Father’s Day to all
Stand up for your curtain call
Take a photo if you can
If not, enjoy as caveman

Are you still here?

All right then…
For your consideration, please click through to read some of my previous attempts at ‘poetry.’