To Infinity Or The Den?
In this world full of technology,
do children like to play outside,
pretend to be cops and robbers
go to the park to swing and slide.
Imitate cowboys and Indians,
not politically correct I know,
play swing ball in the garden
or build a snowman in the snow.
Hopscotch on chalked pavements,
make chains with wild flowers,
build secret dens in the woods
and play hide and seek for hours.
Share ghost stories by torchlight,
sit around a campfire in the dark,
scoot around their neighbourhood
and cycle down to their local park.
Splash around in muddy puddles,
fish for minnows in the stream
build castles with foil windmills
and queue for Mr Whippy ice cream.
The world of virtual technology
takes you wherever you want to go,
war zones, outer space the racetrack
via playstation, xbox and nintendo.
Cops and robbers, bows and arrows,
scooters and bikes are replaced
by lifelike battles with machine guns
and driving cars in high speed chase.
Virtual gaming, to infinity and beyond,
game forever never reaching the end.
Can a virtual game ever compare
to playing outside with your best friend.
Credit to local photographer Robin Ree