Monday, January 17, 2011

A Paradox in Cyberspace

In computer years,
I’m older than my mother.

As she taught me to walk and talk
I taught her to text and post.

In this realm she was like a child
And I fulfilled the role of parent.

But harsh dualities remained intact:
Me consoling mom after she deleted friends,

The changes that she went through
As technology hit adolescence;

Growing dissatisfaction and distrust
With Facebook going through her things.

It hit me like a brick one day
When mom shut down her profile.

Somehow it seemed as if she moved away
As young adults go off to college.


  1. I really like this. It's kind of what made me stop and read some of your other poems today.
    I think it's something we all experience, helping our parents/grandparents navigate stuff like social networking. It was amusing and touching.

  2. Thank you :)

    I kind of wrote it in a lighthearted mood.


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