Angela Wybrow

Bronze Star - 2,006 Points (Salisbury, Wilts, UK)

Dear Computer - Poem by Angela Wybrow

I’ve been feeling dead miserable since you broke;
Life without you…well, it’s certainly no joke.
Letters and projects, I can no longer type,
And I can’t chat to friends, as I can no longer Skype.

I can no longer leisurely browse the news,
Or, on online forums, share my personal views.
I can’t watch my fave movies on DVD,
Or, on iTunes, listen to music or burn a CD.

I can’t check Facebook or check Twitter –
If the truth be known, I’m feeling quite bitter.
My email account, I can no longer check,
Since you became an unresponsive wreck.

I can’t book a ticket for a show,
Or research information which I want to know.
I can’t book a room at a hotel,
And, my stuff on EBay, I can’t sell.

YouTube videos, I can no longer view,
And, online subscriptions, I now can’t renew.
I can’t catch-up on TV which I’ve missed….
Oh, I think that pretty much completes my list.

We’ve had so much fun these past few years,
But now it has all ended in tears.
You were my friend; my right-hand man.
I had always been your biggest fan.

Yes, obviously, I do own a mobile,
But it's pretty ancient - really old style.
From it, I can phone or send a text,
But it has no functions for things more complex.

To make you better, I really did try,
But to ‘computer heaven’, you must now fly.
Your successor will hopefully soon be here,
And refill my heart with some much-needed cheer.

Topic(s) of this poem: feelings, technology

Comments about Dear Computer by Angela Wybrow

  • (11/9/2015 6:55:00 AM)

    This poem tells a story that relates to so many of us. So many people who depend on their computers for everything, and this seems to be your sad case.

    Remember that there was a time when there were no computers and people did just find; the breaking down of your computer it is the end of your world. What would you have done it you had been born forty years ago. Think of that and you will feel better even without a computer.

    This poem makes a point that tells the story of most young people today how much they rely on computers for all or almost all the things they do which is sad. What if you end up in a place or country where you can`t get to a computer? What are you going to do then?

    Computers helps but they are not the end to all things.

    Thanks for writing this. You made me think about this problem today.

    Luis Estable
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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 9, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, November 9, 2015

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