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
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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.


I think it kind of singes...

Road sign on a county road :

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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Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

I think its awesome :D
Happy Sunday :D

Lots of love,

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...


thank you! :)


bring out the credit card! :D


thanks for the smile. :)


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


well, he deserves it! :D



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!


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 :
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.

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


thank you! :)


you too? the devil's in the cooling.


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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