Treasure Island

Vivienne Chen

(Bay Area, California, USA)

If I Could Copy and Paste the World


If I could Copy and Paste the world,
I would Ctrl C on the times that took my breath away,
And Apple V onto the moments that went astray.

If I could Ctrl Alt Del those points when you were blue,
And Find and Replace those sad days with words anew,
I would Copy and Paste the world.

If I could Spell Check my sentences every day,
If I could Caps Lock and Shift your laughter,
Then perhaps I could Save my happily ever after.

If I could Undo and Repeat whenever I pleased,
And ignore the Microsoft Assistant with ease,
Then I could Copy and Paste the world.

If I could Copy and Paste the world,
I would dress it up in a pretty Font to share,
And give it ClipArt and Symbols and Webdings for it to wear.

But I cannot Copy and Paste the world,
I cannot Print in black, white, red or brown.
But maybe I could press Esc,
And all the world’s problems would Shut Down.

Submitted: Sunday, January 27, 2008
Edited: Wednesday, June 18, 2008
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  • Aliya Deri (1/29/2008 12:46:00 AM)

    quite often I find myself thinking, 'Control Z! control Z! '
    at the very least a backspace would be nice.

    thanks for such a funny and completely true poem.

    and I do think we know each other from school, so hi if we do and just kidding if we don't. (Report) Reply

  • Mary Gordley (1/28/2008 1:52:00 AM)

    Vivienne, I think this one deserves a 10. It is very unique in approach and quite funny and entertaining. Thanks. (Report) Reply

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