Social Media. Swimming Pools. Toddlers. A Deadly Combination

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Social Media. Swimming Pools. Toddlers.

A Deadly Combination



My writings range from serious to comic. This one however  is deadly serious.  The videos at the end make my point.


Parents are meant to be actively

Supervising their toddlers in pools

Instead they are watching social media

On Iphones, to which I do say “You fools”


Children are drowning from this practice

Parents, what do you value more?

Facebooking you're friends while you're basking?

Or making sure that your child reaches four?


It takes only 20 seconds for a child

To drown (they don't know how to stop)

A lapse in supervision's the main cause

As they can't stop themselves, and so drop


Children are attracted to water

They just want to play round and frisk

It angers me seeing parents socialising

On media, putting children at risk


The moral of my verse is quite obvious

Don't trawl social media at pools

Your child's more important (or should be)

If you do, then I'm sorry, you're fools


Just think of the future, you parents

If you lost your own child doing this

Could you live with yourself for a lifetime ?

And burying your child with the wish...


you had never been socialising....


Don Matthews October 2018


These videos are disturbing and say exactly what I'm trying to say.  Never be distracted with social media when supervising toddlers.  The consequences could haunt you for the rest of your life.  The first is mute, probably for good reasons



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M.C. Newberry

Fri 26th Oct 2018 00:43

The message is well suited to verse and mothers should be
obliged to keep a copy taped to their mobiles.

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Taylor Crowshaw

Thu 25th Oct 2018 10:38

So true Don..Excellent piece..❤

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Brian Maryon

Thu 25th Oct 2018 10:29

Don - you and Hugh are becoming Public Information sites.

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Thu 25th Oct 2018 09:47

A life saving poetic message Don.

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