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Learning Life

Never too old

#WDYS

Image credit; Sasint @ Pixabay

While Nanna taught the little uns

about life before they were born

the crops grown on the farm

and animals that lived there

there was always something

she could learn from her grandson

like how to get the seeds for the fields

in lightning speed – and all through the click of a button

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Growing up Learning Poetry

Back to school again

#school

September

a time announcing –

the summer is over. No more

creating sandcastles on the beach or

hearing the breakers hitting the shore

exercise books and pencils at the ready

learning has begun again

Unless they’ve sent you to “Big School”, your

New kit will be much like your old one

It identifies you as one of the school you see

Forms keep you and your class mates together

Of course, there are times these are

Rearranged – and to

Many – this can lead to tears

Buildings modernised

Learning now mixed

A combination of exercise books and

Computerised tablets

Key skills shown on paper, whilst

Boys and Girls search for answers

Over the invisible “Cloud”

Reading is still to be found in the library – even if its alongside

Alternatives are available

Digital Alternatives

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Poetry

Fault

#Fowc #Fault

For years you’ve been doing this

a chase to grab the latest OS off the shelf

upgrading your hardware – so it

looks “Futureproof”

thing is – that upgrade you’re installing – is kinda out of date.

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Poetry Technology

Making the pieces fit

#fowc #modular

I

To keep the prices down

The chair and desk you are sitting at

Take a different form from the one in the showroom

They all fit flat to fit in the back of the car and

There’s a handy little hexagonal key – to help you fix

The pieces together

II

Technology is a funny thing….

They’re handing out computers in the form of kits

To the school children in Technology class

There’s a main board and lots of little add ons

to connect to it

there’s smiles all round – with lights and sounds galore

III

The strange thing about all of this –

there’s always one piece of the electric jigsaw

that doesn’t seem to fit

tweeks and turns you’ll try to get it in the box

then it’ll go back in the box – the cardboard one – for its not on the instructions

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Art Birds Nature Technology

Interruption

#Television #Technology #Nature #Birds #Art #octpowrimo

Digital Telly was never supposed to be like this

with the computer looking after the signal

it was supposed to be clearer and sharper

with up to the minute relayed information

on your big screen TV

They never saw your aerial being used as a perching post…..

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Acrostic

Glimpse

#fowc #Glimpse

Getting a short eyeshot at the

latest upgrade to the tech in your pocket

is like playing with dynamite, for you’ve seen

maybe one or two features – and now, your

portable friend’s shine seems to have lost its brightness

some say – its good to see what’s coming ahead

except for those who’s garden shed is overflowing with old stuff

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Acrostic Poetry Technology

Gadget

#Fowc #Gadget

Great Scott!!!

a technological marvel

designed to solve that particular problem in the

garden, kitchen, study – wherever

exception to the rule – is when the magic tool itself needs repair,

there’s a gadget for that – says the smiling technician.

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Acrostic Poetry

Talented

#Writeclub #Prompt #Object #Writing #Acrostic

The finely crafted fountain pen from France,

and his wood-turned friend from Ireland,

looked on in ultimate envy, for

even as they sat there, they could

never out-perform this mechanised workhorse

tripping out material from its masters mind

eventually, they’d be used – to sign a cheque or write a letter

destiny ? they only need look at their old chum the quill.

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Food

Touch

#Octpowrimo #Touch

Touch screen
The Big screen : Graphic co 123.RF

The screen appeared

you made your choice

tapping on the screen

and by the move of a hand

your hunger for sweet stuff was sated

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Poetry Technology

Fearful symmetry II

My Mouse/Trackball – Subject of fearful symmetry II (image: Brian F Kirkham)

#writingprompt #fearful symmetry

marvellous movement,

made by the makers,

of a made well micro computer mouse