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What'll I Do When The Computer Quits
by Gene K. Garrison

Friday, July 27, 2007
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The title tells it all.

I love my computer,
am distraught when it doesn't work.

To an optimist,
down-time might be an opportunity —
time to get something else done.
Filing, for instance —
all those rejection slips
I keep for Uncle Sam,
should he ask if I really am a writer.

I am, I am.
I could show him proof.


Naaahhh! I really don't want to file.
Let the stack grow to the ceiling.

Record-keeping?
I don't want to do that either.
It's boring, and doesn't bring joy
or any other emotion.

What else might I do
when the computer is down?

I know! I could write poetry!

I can, can't I?

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Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/27/2008
i sure love my computer but also miss the days of paper written notes and letters
Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader) 1/6/2008
LOL! I know exactly how you feel. Well, you certainly can entertain, whatever you want to call your work. Enjoyed every line.
Reviewed by Jennifer Butler 7/27/2007
That is a cute one. Enjoyed it.
Reviewed by Sue Hess 7/27/2007
i remember that thing called a pencil but i can't quite picture what it looked like. i used to get such joy from writing with pen and ink when i was young, but so long ago...



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