Every Child Needs A Laptop

Every child needs a laptop.
No, I’m not out of my mind.
I speak not of electronics.
I talk of the human kind.


A spot where they feel secure
until the 12th of never,
by a tender, nurturing mother
who assures she will love them forever.


The nook that they long to inhabit
when Dad arrives home from work
and does them well as they sit for a spell,
his laptop is their prized perk.


A place where a youngster can hunker down
while in loving arms embraced,
as they hear a grandparent’s stories
of trials overcome when faced.


It’s a fortress of strength with unlimited length
in imparting to offspring instruction,
as they’re cuddled and curled while words are unfurled
in aiding their soul’s construction.


It’s really not keen ,kids entranced by a screen,
their sensitivity and sense to sap.
Let them know wisdom’s showers that come from the hours
of time that they spent on your lap.


3/3/21
Inspired by the following quote:
“All children need a laptop. Not a computer, but a human laptop. Moms, Dads, Grannies and Grandpas, Aunts, Uncles – someone to hold them, read to them, teach them. Loved ones who will embrace them and pass on the experience, rituals and knowledge of a hundred previous generations. Loved ones who will pass to the next generation their expectations of them, their hopes, and their dreams.” ~ Colin Powell

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2 thoughts on “Every Child Needs A Laptop

  1. Loved this poem, Sis. It reminded me of a scripture that says… Isaiah 66:12 (KJV) …. ye shall be borne upon [her] sides
    and be dandled upon [her] knees. I have many fond memories of bouncing my son and grandkids on my knees or reading them a story on my lap, or just loving them. There’s something nurturing and secure to a child to sit on the lap of a parent or grandparent. My grandkids still all love being cuddled and sung to at bedtime.

    1. Thank you, Keek. I like the Scripture that you shared here too. Yes, there is something comforting and nurturing about the lap of a loving parent, grandparent or relative. You can love kids and teach them at the same time when you let God use your laptop. 🙂

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