Sunday, March 13, 2016

a modern nursery rhyme

I wrote this nonsense for NaPoWriMo 2011. It was getting zilch eyeballs. Hope it will do better this time.

The work in the office is boring...





photo by DarrenHester
image from morguefile.com




a modern nursery rhyme




Jack was a geek with a passion for speed.
He tweaked his PC to run it faster.
It purred like a cat but that's about that.
It spluttered and coughed and died soon after.



09/04/2011
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I think it kind of singes...







Road sign on a county road :
DRIVE SLOW AND SEE OUR CITY.
DRIVE FAST AND SEE OUR JAIL.



Shared on Poetry Pantry #293 at Poets United. Promise to be back with something better at next post.





© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2016

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21 Comments:

Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

I think its awesome :D
Happy Sunday :D

Lots of love,
Sanaa

13 March, 2016 23:45  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, Sanaa!
have a lovely week!

13 March, 2016 23:57  
Blogger C.C. said...

Funny :-) I like it!

14 March, 2016 00:49  
Blogger brudberg said...

I have to say that this is too often too true... that's why people buy new computers.

14 March, 2016 01:14  
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

This made me smile!

14 March, 2016 01:27  
Anonymous Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

I really liked the metaphor here...our modern lives are always being tweaked to go faster with disastrous results....glad you shared it!

14 March, 2016 03:12  
Blogger Mary said...

Well DARN! Such bad luck.

14 March, 2016 06:23  
OpenID thotpurge said...

LOL :)

14 March, 2016 08:58  
Blogger Luk Lei said...

Reminds me of my old Compaq PC I had in University that I foolishly tried to over clock to turn it into a personal server and ended up frying it instead. PC modding, todays versions of motorheads. lol

14 March, 2016 10:21  
Blogger totomai said...

at least it reached its target before saying goodbye :)

14 March, 2016 18:07  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

C.C.

thank you! :)


Bjorn,

bring out the credit card! :D


Sherry,

thanks for the smile. :)


Donna,

hmm, this is a new perspective! true, our modern lives are always tweaked to go faster. :(


Mary,

well, he deserves it! :D


thotpurge,

:)


Luk Lei,

heh, my first pc was a brand called Compro. i dared not mess with it, it was a pretty big deal then.i have thought about it, on later PCs, but don't have the guts and confidence to try overclocking.
seems i made a sensible choice. :)
"pc modding, today's versions of motorheads" : that's a good comparison! adventurous people with too much time on their hands!


totomai,

yeah, and maybe set a speed record in the process. :)

14 March, 2016 21:13  
Blogger Jae Rose said...

There is a cautionary tale in that i am sure - never pays to run faster than one's vocation - but how terribly dull if we do

14 March, 2016 21:16  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

well, in this world there are :
outlaws
rebels
buccaneers
bikers
BASE jumpers
& assorted adventurers

and yes, how terribly dull if all stick to conformity.. :)

14 March, 2016 21:27  
Blogger Myrna R. said...

I like your nursery rhyme. Made me smile.

14 March, 2016 23:53  
Blogger ~Broken voices~ said...

Ha! Tried that didn't think to change the cooling fan was gaming right a long POP! fried cpu.

15 March, 2016 04:24  
Blogger R.K. Garon said...

HAhahaha ...It's time you get out... I'll throw you a rope.
Kidding aside it was/is a nice snapshot.
ZQ

15 March, 2016 06:38  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Myrna,

thank you! :)


Tatius,

:D
you too? the devil's in the cooling.


ZQ,

thanks for the rope. to hang the darn PC. :)

15 March, 2016 20:50  
Blogger Wendy Bourke said...

Light poetry - done well - is not as easy as many suspect ... until they try it. Ha! This is a treat.

16 March, 2016 14:05  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

do not treat light verse lightly! the mood must be right. :)
thank you, wendy!

16 March, 2016 20:00  
Anonymous Maya said...

You know, it's painful story for geeks without sarcasm. Some people like office work.

14 April, 2016 22:22  
Anonymous dsnake1 said...

Maya, i have nothing against geeks. on the contrary, i think they are very intelligent, but misunderstood people.
i was talking about my day in the office, that particular day was very slow with little work to do (which is pretty rare).
thanks for dropping by. :)

14 April, 2016 23:45  

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