Sunday, 17 December 2017

Sonnet for Young Hackers

School heating systems via the internet,
Controlled from afar but prone to hacking,
At risk of the power disconnecting
Caused by some geek that teachers have upset;
Modern technology’s not ready yet
To deal with those whose good sense is lacking
And who love to feel temperature dropping
Because of some immature dare or bet.
Police being unlikely to take action,
Head teachers must rely on common sense
And move to protect the comfort of schools
By pulling out cables, the best option
To defend against such interference
From hostile pupils and mischievous fools.

© David Subacchi

Schools warned over hackable heating systems

David Subacchi lives in Wales (UK) where he was born of Italian roots. He studied at the University of Liverpool and has 4 published collections of his English Language poetry: First Cut (2012), Hiding in Shadows (2014), Not Really a Stranger (2016) and A Terrible Beauty (2016) as well as a collection in Welsh: Eglwys Yng Nghremona (2016).