guy lipmore

Tapes. - Poem by guy lipmore

Death of the Tape.

Holding them close to my chest,
I know it is for the best.
Just found it hard to throw,
Knew I had to let go.
So began a ‘terrible’ sin,
I place them in the bin.
The emotion just escapes,
As I reluctantly release the tapes.
To me, it is ‘shock and fear’,
Others may mock and sneer.
Hope I do not have any regrets,
For betraying the video cassettes.
As I gently release,
I whisper, “Rest in peace.”


Tapes Away!

Well another seven,
Gone to ‘cassette heaven’.
No easier to let them go,
Again, knew I had to.
Then I did contemplate,
What, if I needed a tape?
Therefore, a ‘few’ I will retain,
To ease the ‘guilt’ and pain.


Fate of the Tape.

The future waits,
For a few hundred tapes.
Various stages of ‘death row’,
Stacked on shelves and in boxes for their time to go.
For all of them I will miss and grieve,
The ‘chosen few’ will get a reprieve!
In my heart, there will always be a place, I will never forget,
For the ‘hallowed’ VHS video cassette,
Damn new technology and that usurper DVD,
The ‘cause’ of this tragedy.
VIDEO, “Good Bye,
You’ll never die”


Topic(s) of this poem: humour

Poet's Notes about The Poem

My wry take on getting rid of my video tapes!

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 9, 2015

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