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Below is the poem entitled TAKE BACK YOUR CHILDREN which was written by poet Steven Brown. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Daley Thompson's Decathlon
A game that made your fingers throb
And Pacman was an intriguing game
A mission of sticking things in his gob
Who could ever forget Space Invaders
A quest to blitz the monster's before you were reached
And Donkey Kong was a journey towards the animals breach

The last 20 years have been a video game extravaganza
From the Atari to the PS3
And Nintendo and XBOX have followed suit
But made board games obsolete
They have fastly become the 21st century babysitter
Able to hypnotise your child with ease
And catapult them into a fantasy world
Where gladiators are killing giant cheese

This extravaganza is no laughing matter
We need to fight against this electronic regime
Instead of paying £39.99 for things like FIFA 13
It's time to take back our children
Allow them to be innocent again
And rather than locking them a way in a room
Take them to the park again

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  1. Date: 11/14/2012 9:03:00 AM
    Great poem. I remember dragging my ex-girlfriends kids to the park kicking and screaming. They love it once we got there, but they were very reluctant. P.S. I think people don't identify with nature much anymore. They forget they're natural, mortal and alive. Too much technology is confusing.

    Brown Avatar Steven Brown
    Date: 11/14/2012 9:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Very true Robert. The technological world is most definitely a tool for robbing people of their conscience awareness and spiritual growth.
  1. Date: 11/5/2012 1:08:00 PM
    Hi steven I agree we played outside when I was young, but then monoply was the in game then, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 10/22/2012 5:39:00 AM
    so true,outdoor experiences are things of the past,captured by the world of games,great write Stephen

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 3:46:00 PM
    Steven, congratulations in RIX's "VIDEO GAME EXTRAVAGANZA" gaming contest.. :-) always~pd

    Brown Avatar Steven Brown
    Date: 10/24/2012 9:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Poet Destroyer.x
  1. Date: 10/12/2012 12:56:00 PM
    Steven congrats on your great win...David

    Brown Avatar Steven Brown
    Date: 10/13/2012 9:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Cheers David.
  1. Date: 10/12/2012 5:50:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Gwen's "Video Game" contest Steven. Love, Carol

    Brown Avatar Steven Brown
    Date: 10/13/2012 9:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Carol. It's always great to be appreciated.x
  1. Date: 10/11/2012 10:18:00 PM
    Steven-I appreciated how u tied the title of the contest into the body of your poem...couldn't agree more with your philosophy on a child's recreation! Parents need to lead the way! Congrats on this win! gwendolen

    Brown Avatar Steven Brown
    Date: 10/13/2012 9:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much Gwen for your kind words. Hopefully this will be the first of many poems.x
  1. Date: 10/7/2012 1:44:00 AM
    Poignant write on a daunting problem. Childhood development has been commercialised and parents are happy to be hands-off. It's sad. Taking children to the park would definitely be a huge step in taking them back. Nice!

  1. Date: 9/30/2012 8:57:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer you this morning Steven. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Thank you for sharing. Love, Carol