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Ode to Fathers and Technology

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.’


Ode to the IT Guy on Father’s Day

Someone placed this mystery spring on my desk at home, and it inspired me to pen another of my occasional ‘poems.’ Please be gentle…

A Tiny Spring is on his Desk

A tiny spring is on his desk
From whom he cannot fathom
It could be from his better half
Perhaps his little phantom

The IT Guy should know it all
His home tech in his control
All the gear working as it should
Not warped by a near wormhole

Like Sisyphus, it’s never done
You really cannot linger
Even superheroes feel woe
They can’t just snap a finger

But a Thanos he cannot be
He works hard to be a sleuth
Not so clever like MacGuiver
If you only knew the truth

Loading Minecraft on his iMac
His eight year old beams with glee
But when he gets stuck in a realm
He cannot help the boy flee

His wife’s old Macbook Pro runs slow
The fix is more RAM he thinks
He even does the job himself
But now the battery stinks

But with no quest, what good is that?
It’s the challenge that’s the fun
He needs that spring, it makes him think
About more than hot dog buns

To all the dads, the day is near
When all will scream your wonder
They have the faith you know enough
That you will never blunder

But do dads have some special skill?
This premise is so not true
They just treat tech like a hobby
No Kobayashi Maru

But if you want to help him be
A Jedi in his domain
Go right ahead and make him smile
Though you walk the same terrain

Still, he’s nifty at what he does
He keeps your ship a running
Even though there are lots of times
He’s not sure he’s so stunning

It’s the journey that builds his skills
His big brain… no marshmallow
Now go celebrate Father’s Day
And fill his desk tomorrow

Ode to Tech Geeks on Father’s Day

Are you married to a guy who’s also wedded to his tech? What did you get him for Father’s Day? To honor the ongoing quest, I wrote this little poem…

Are you married to a guy who’s also wedded to his tech? What did you get him for Father’s Day? To honor the ongoing quest, I wrote this little poem…

Ode to Tech Geeks on Father’s Day

Today was the moment
It’s already too late
To get for your hubby
What he thinks is so great

Sure, it is hard to know
What you think he may like
Your spouse is not your son
Who would just love a kite

If more gear is his thing
And you enjoy the arts
Are you feeling outgunned?
When choosing takes tech smarts

But it’s not really tough
To find something nice
Bluetooth cans or thumb drive
Simply roll the tech dice

So it’s never too late
To acknowledge Daddy
A gift is always fine
That’s never too shabby

It doesn’t have to be
Only one time a year
You can pull a surprise
He could shed a real tear

Or look at his kingdom
Not just brick and mortar
He does so much online
Each day fighting Mordor

Does his tech world matter?
It’s up for opinion
When Daddy needs to make
The sandwich gazillion

We all have our places
Our job we must now do
We should give it our best
Or the house is a zoo

But if you say merci
For his being a geek
And he is so super
You are compelled to shriek

Finally it is done
It is simple and true
The gift is in knowing
He always has a clue

To all tech nerd papas
Happy Father’s Day, you
I proclaim us all gods
Now go find that lost shoe

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