Don’t just click away!

I think an unhealthy habit I have acquired

Of clicking on icons on my screen, more than required

Of course my work demands thousands of clicks each day

I can make huge changes to patients’ lives in this way

And then there is the mindless browsing of which we all may be

In way or another, somewhat guilty

Leading to clicks that innocuous appear

But happen to hide something quite sinister

I subscribe to various websites without looking at times

Those clicks inadvertently bleed money that’s mine

With a single click anything I want can be ordered

Before I have second thoughts, the transaction has already occurred

Clicking on subscribe buttons has led

To my inbox being full of e-mails unread

Adding to the electronic clutter I despise

(With more clicks, I can unsubscribe, I surmise..)

Deeper into the world wide web each click draws me

More personal information I give away, unknowingly

More vulnerable I become to subtle manipulation

In ways unimaginable, by large corporations..


Let me take, from clicking a break

For my purse, and my sanity’s sake

Perhaps extra minutes I shall find

In my day, and relieve the burden on my mind..

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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