Taking Control (full version)


We’ll ignore them in the waiting room
And resist them on the bus
Intrusive calls and endless texts
Won’t be the boss of us

Social media is so compelling
But is this what’s to blame
If mums aren’t ‘there’ for children
And dads ignore them just the same

The mobile can be a lifeline
For work, a ‘must have’ tool
But it can take control of you
Moderation should be the rule

I’ve taught my phone a lesson;
That I’m the one in charge
YOU too can do it easily;
By letting yours discharge

Things to be done on a mobile phone


Speak to someone on the other side of the planet….


Who is 12 hours into your future or past.


Keep abreast of the latest world news and celebrity gossip….


From the top of a moving bus.


Know the latest ill-considered thought of a world leader….


Whilst sitting on the loo.


Find and buy almost anything….


Including things you can’t afford,


Encounter racist/sexist bigotry….


In your own living room.


Lose a fortune on 24/7 gaming sites….


Under the influence of alcohol.


Know which celestial objects are overhead….


By day or through cloudy skies.


Find a route to an unfamiliar destination….


Without knowing which street you are on.


Gain or drop friends on social networking sites….


Regretting it the next day.


Look up the definition of unknown words….


Without needing to know how to spell them.


Deny yourself the freedom to switch off….


In case you miss something.