Monday Missive: An Ode

R.I.P. Old PC!

 

Oh, dear! It’s doing in my head,
The old computer is dead!

Well, perhaps not quite,
We’ll try one more time, right?

There’s a humming and clicking in the machine,
But nothing appearing on the screen.

Pull out its innards, I must,
Get rid of all that accumulated dust.

Check each point, one by one,
There seems nothing can be done.

‘It’s dead!’ I cry. ‘No a drive,’
My son says, ‘it’s still alive.’

Son’s advice: If you stick to Windows seven,
The computer won’t die and go to heaven.

Too late, Windows ten I had to load,
Now it won’t open in safe mode.

‘Rest it a day or two,’ Son says.
‘Then it’ll be as good as new.’
HA!

So while I wait for this “magic” fix,
I put my feet up and binge on Netflix.

Besides I can use my laptop or phone,
To write about the old PC in a poem.

 

© Lee-Anne Marie Kling 2017
Feature Photo: Japanese Tombstones (c) Lee-Anne Marie Kling 1985

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6 thoughts on “Monday Missive: An Ode

  1. I had a great laugh! Thank you. I can sympathise with you, these computers a mind of their own. They let you down at the most opportune time, no consideration for the human. They’re suppose to make life easy but at times a total spin out.
    I loved this piece , totally related to this piece. Keep up your writing

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      1. It always seems we rely upon the computer and modem technology sooooo much! It lets us down at the worst and unexpected time . Timing which doesn’t suit us. Hope all gets sorted out. Heather

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