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Danny had gadgets and gizmos aplenty
And what he thought was a perfect life
Spent his days behind a computer screen
Even though he could be home with his wife

He’d come in each night, exhausted
Never listening to the kids and their chatter
What he really didn’t understand, was
He was ignoring the things that matter

Instead, he would drag himself into the den
Sit on the couch to play a game, always cued
Pause it, the minute his phone would ring
Told his family he didn’t want to be rude

He’d brush them away, like he didn’t care
What they needed, was his undivided attention
But he was more interested in his electronic toys
Which was always a point of contention

Seems gadgets were more important to him
And he could never figure out why
His wife and kids up and left him
Without ever saying goodbye

 

September Writing Prompt – He had Gizmos Aplenty – Day 11/30

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