Act of God

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    Act of God

    My modem died the other day

    A lightning storm had killed it

    It just blew out- what can I say

    An act of God had willed it

     

    Alas, it’s not repairable

    By Dell supporting Indians

    This made me feel real terrible

    While seeking more opinions

     

    The days went by offline without

    A way to work my emails

    Nor were there IMs all about

    The back-and-forth of details

     

    It wasn’t long before I felt

    The pangs of disconnection

    Which tightened up my social belt

    With sense-of-loss reflection

     

    But then I thought, before too long

    This could be a mixed blessing

    If God did this, it can’t be wrong

    So I just kept on guessing

     

    My dial-up modem moved too slow

    Perhaps a high speed upgrade

    Would be the better way to go

    Instead of 56K

     

    So after checking out each choice

    Through PC nerds who know stuff

    A network card gave all my toys

    The fastest way to show stuff

     

    For years I’d suffered dial-up blues

    And snail crawl interaction

    Until God’s will caused me to lose

    My pure dissatisfaction

     

    For if His lightning hadn’t struck

    My up and download blue bar

    Would still be moving slow-to-stuck

    Instead of way above par

     

    So if your modem makes you cry

    When e’er it boots you offline

    Perhaps you should look into why

    Before your patience redlines

     

     John Christopher

    2004

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    poetrybuff commented on Act of God

    08-11-2009

    Well Mr. John Christopher, the more I read the more I like. Great writing, fun to read. thanks for sharing.

    Johnny4444

    08/11/2009

    You are very welcome, and thanks for the pat on the back.

    The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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