When Sarah Surfs the Internet

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When Sarah surfs the Internet
she starts by checking mail.
She answers all her messages
from friends in great detail.

She plays a game, or maybe two,
and watches a cartoon,
then chats with kids in places
like Rwanda and Rangoon.

She reads about her favorite bands.
She buys an MP3.
She downloads movie trailers
and she looks for stuff for free.

She reads about celebrities
and dreams of wealth and fame,
then watches music videos
and plays another game.

If you should say, “Your time is up.
I need to use the Net,”
she always whines, “I haven’t got
my homework finished yet!”