Simone Inez Harriman

Gold Star - 27,998 Points (03/05/1959 / New Zealand)

Crashing The Hard Drive - Poem by Simone Inez Harriman

Your email
To: Sexy thing
Subject: Rendezvous
Recipient: Me
Spying
Checking up on you
Pain, hurt, disbelief
Delete
Home screen
There you are
ed
Smiling with her
Lies, humiliation, deceit
Delete
I dismantle your files
Disassemble your memory
I crash the hard drive
Disabling me
Deleting you

Topic(s) of this poem: betrayal, infidelity, rendezvous


Comments about Crashing The Hard Drive by Simone Inez Harriman

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/15/2018 3:49:00 PM)

    It is seen that no wife can able to bear the truth that there would be another woman in the life of her husband. She likes to delete his image for ever. Brilliantly penned and amazingly shared.Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Michael Walker (11/6/2018 6:16:00 PM)

    Fine use of computer technology to convey your emotions. Sometimes I feel kike crashing the hard drive. Attention-grabbing title.Dazzling poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Robert Murray Smith (6/30/2018 9:08:00 PM)

    An imaginative write. In the modern age we engage our rage in stages.++10 (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (5/4/2018 6:46:00 AM)

    This poem has been presented touchingly in an unique pen including melancholy that highly touches the readers. I appreciate this poem.10 (Report)Reply

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  • Susan Williams (9/29/2017 12:44:00 AM)

    I have read all your poems and am now revisiting them which because of your incredible talent is a well-rewarded pleasure. As much as I thought I felt the emotions in this piece the first time through, I find it incredibly painful to read this time through. I can only hope this is not based on a personal event but it seems to be hitting all the painful stomach-clenching hurtful annihilating buttons of betrayal. If only we could crush the hard drive of our memories. 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (Report)Reply

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  • Susan Williams (9/1/2017 2:50:00 PM)

    Your talent knows no boundaries in topic, poem structure, writing style, or impact! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (5/26/2017 1:52:00 PM)

    I've just read this amazing poem several times, Simone. After I think the fourth reading I thought the title could be a fantastic double-entendre film noir title. Then I reread the poem, - - as perfect noir...Great piece, Simone. (Report)Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (5/5/2017 8:37:00 PM)

    WOW! it took at least two readings by me to realize what the first four lines were saying! if i'm right, Me got an email meant to be sent to Sexy thing. and..............the rest is/was HISTORY. the end of 'me's' relationship with the 'sender'.

    i've only missent emails once or twice, and, LUCKILY, it made little if any difference to me. but it did make me wonder What IF i had sent something which would have caused me and/or the recipient and/or the 'intended-recipient' emotional pain, or caused a lawsuit, for goodness sake! ! ! !

    yikes! the thought is (almost) mind-boggling.

    let's see. i'm sending this to Simone. Check. Double check. bingo!

    maybe the last two lines give more punch per word than any others. yes.

    I hope it isn't personal....about you! or You! or YOU!

    To MyPoemList and into the spot saved for Simone in my/our May showcase for PH poets.

    Thanks.

    bri ;)
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  • Valsa George (12/28/2016 5:41:00 AM)

    Betrayal can be so painful especially if it is through infidelity! No wife will be able to bear the truth that there is another woman in the life of her husband! What she is likely to do is to delete his image for ever! Touchingly put! (Report)Reply

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  • (7/12/2016 11:02:00 AM)

    there is too much pain coming from this poem
    you must be very strong to write this in a way that affects all who read it.
    thanks Simone
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  • Terry Craddock (12/2/2015 5:43:00 PM)

    Leading To Background Check Spying

    simple titles
    commands descriptions
    leading
    to background check
    spying

    discovery
    betrayal
    meaning
    toxic
    cocktail

    'Pain, hurt, disbelief'
    plus
    multiplied
    'Lies, humiliation, deceit'
    equating

    to brutal
    betrayed
    hurt feelings
    dismantling
    trust

    memories happiness files
    meaning
    delete delete delete
    relationship
    association

    old life foundations
    crash drive
    erasing
    all interaction
    new loves

    may lay waste
    to time served
    previous relationships
    too often old orbits
    spin off

    into alien heavens
    black holes
    cessation
    swallows
    all past

    shared memories
    future possibilities
    of ever sharing
    a spotlight
    amongst dust stars

    in a future
    universe
    sharing
    new wonders
    discoveries


    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'Crashing The Hard Drive' by Simone Inez Harriman.
    Dedicated to the poet Simone Inez Harriman.
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  • Terry Craddock (11/25/2015 9:56:00 PM)

    simple titles commands descriptions, leading to background check spying, discovery of betrayal meaning toxic cocktail; 'Pain, hurt, disbelief' plus 'Lies, humiliation, deceit' equating to betrayed hurt feelings; dismantling of trust memories happiness files, meaning the delete delete delete, of relationship association old life foundations, the crash drive erasing of all interaction; new loves may lay waste to time served previous relationships, too often old orbits spin off into alien heavens, black holes of cessation swallow all past shared memories, future possibilities of ever sharing a spotlight amongst the stars, in a future universe sharing new wonders discoveries (Report)Reply

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  • Elena Sandu (11/22/2015 6:13:00 PM)

    Scary things, both of them. The break of a relation is quite painful but the crash of a hard drive is dissastrous. Another day may bring back sun and smiles with a right date, but no data will be back from a crashed hard drive, grrrrr. (Report)Reply

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  • Bakuli Bhakali (11/6/2015 1:26:00 AM)

    nicely threaded... gave 10 (Report)Reply

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  • Daniel Brick (4/15/2015 2:12:00 AM)

    I thought this was going to be a Love Poem, but it turns out to be just the opposite in every respect. The betrayal in this poem serves to show what monogamy protects us from. Of course, there is a trade-off - the exclusivity of monogamy puts so much pressure on one person to be everything to another person.But those are collateral issues.
    Griedf at betrayalis som fierce
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  • (4/19/2012 4:30:00 AM)

    words memorised with lost spirit of moon or devil of love
    poetry is something to makes beyond words to feel
    Smiling with her
    Lies, humiliation, deceit
    ....and again makes it
    Spying checking up on you
    Pain, hurt, disbelief
    Delete
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  • (1/18/2008 2:39:00 PM)

    Is this poetic Justice? ?
    Each 'sentence' sensationally 'served'........
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  • (2/1/2006 3:46:00 PM)

    Dear Simone
    Very clever use of language whilst meaning still coming through.
    Excellent!
    Love Duncan
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  • (10/13/2005 12:39:00 AM)

    Simone, you're described the computer age, and its many implications brilliantly (Report)Reply

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  • Ernestine Northover (10/7/2005 3:42:00 PM)

    I had to keep reading this, I liked the ending very much. Clever contents. Sincerely Ernestine Northover (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 8, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 14, 2018


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