a Poem - Move Over, Old Friend Longfellow - There's a Hole in the Internet

Hole in the Internet
@Ceerios (4756)
Goodfellow, Texas
October 16, 2015 4:10pm CST
Here comes Shorty. I am long of years and short of smarts. The perfect combination for a poet, right? Wrong ! Just because a person knows how to turn on the computer's spell-checker doesn't make them either smart or a writer of poems. It requires that you can be a wee bit nutty, too. Sure would be nice to be able to join that club - the poet club that does not allow anyone to bring their pet doggerel into the clubhouse with them. That one. I don't know how our old friend, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow did it, but he could ask you to blink your left eye, and before the eyelid came back open, out would pop a great poem. You never knew what the subject might be. Today an Ojibway Indian, tomorrow a blacksmith with great big hands, and the next day, something else. Reading Henry's stuff, your toes get to tapping. I know that I can never beat him, but I surely would like to join him. So, here's a thought on how to bring that idea onto target. Write only purebred doggerel. Westminster Dog Show winner rhymes. Dog bones from prize bulls. Real barkers. Frisbie catchers. Let's get it on. The Hole in the Internet "Click" went the key and the screen followed through. On the screen it said "Error." I thought "What is new?" Tapped on another - a better one now. "That'll do it for me - please fix things somehow." I never suspected a problem with pecking little keys that are destined for Internet wrecking. Why is it wrong to click on an "A" when "A" worked so well - just yesterday? Maybe a "Z" would be a lot fitter, or maybe another'd be pick of the litter? "Finally, finally, everything's right. 'Found the good keys. But there went the night." Out went my message, full of truth and big lies. With text so abundant, it was of great size. With letters on letters, its weight took a toll. It fell on deaf ears through the Internet hole. Image source - Pixabay
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@bluesa (13430)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
17 Oct 15
I hate that Internet hole! Many unhappy moments it has caused me too, made me feel down and blue. But, somehow, the words you have written appeared, how wonderfully weird. I know, @Ceerios , but, I had to try. :-D
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@Ceerios (4756)
• Goodfellow, Texas
17 Oct 15
Ms Catherine ( @blueSA ) - Super. Just you wait until our buddy, @jaboUK , gets her poetic eyes on this, your response. I can hear her yell from here. (That's a double positive with hear here...)
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@jaboUK (53401)
• United Kingdom
18 Oct 15
@Ceerios and @bluesa Sorry to be late, I've only just seen this Our Catherine has made us grin, She's rhymed appeared with weird, She'll have to get herself a gin, She's someone to be cheered
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@Ceerios (4756)
• Goodfellow, Texas
18 Oct 15
Ms Janet ( @jaboUK ) - Just thought I would agree with you (once again...)
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@jaboUK (53401)
• United Kingdom
16 Oct 15
To those letters I'm not deaf They came back through that hole, You thought they'd taken their last breath? Wrong! To my ears they'll stroll.
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@Ceerios (4756)
• Goodfellow, Texas
17 Oct 15
Ms Janet ( @jaboUK ) - Astronomical talent there.Impressive. Einstein was flat wrong, plain ordinary wrong. Black holes do give up their stuff after all.
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@jaboUK (53401)
• United Kingdom
17 Oct 15
@Ceerios I'm sorry Gus, i got so wrapped up composing that little ditty that I forgot to say how much I enjoyed your poem. I really did, it's very clever.
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@Ceerios (4756)
• Goodfellow, Texas
17 Oct 15
Ms Janet ( @jaboUK ) - Never say you are sorry when you have nothing to be sorry about... No one composes a super rhyme when they are sorry. I understood it to mean that you were happy.
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@pgntwo (21552)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
16 Oct 15
Holes in the Internet where you are too, huh?
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@Ceerios (4756)
• Goodfellow, Texas
16 Oct 15
@pgntwo - Oh yes. And these are "black holes." Stuff goes in. No one ever sees it again.
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@pgntwo (21552)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
1 Jun
@Ceerios Wormholes. And other holes too...
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@Ceerios (4756)
• Goodfellow, Texas
1 Jun
@pgntwo - Friend PGN - As I look at the date of commenting (today) and the date of original posting of the discussion, it can readily be seen that there is a hole in the Internet - and perhaps it is a wormhole kind of hole. (Now THERE is a really holy observation for you, PDN.) - Gus -
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