Net Appetite

Net Appetite

A Poem by Richard Williams

It is a hungry being.


I called up a computer tech
to get my laptop well;
I followed everything he said
to fix my brand new Dell.

But when I said goodbye and thanks
a strange event took place;
I felt an emptiness inside
as flush welled in my face.

I got angry, yes I got angry,
that tech and call guy
didn’t really help me.
I was flustered, short of a breath,
for I was a witness--
to that blue screen of death.

I called back the computer guy
to tell him what I saw;
we tackled everything we could 
within computer law.

Then with all the procedures through,
and tweaked to get the Net,
my reboot was one Window pain,
as strange as it could get.

Then it scared me, oh it scared me,
this haunting image 
had its eyes upon me.
I was startled, shocked at the sight;
then I heard a hissing--
“I am Net Appetite.”

Once again as I called the tech,
I told him of the scene,
of how its ‘lectric eyes pierced me,
a look that was quite mean.

But the tech told me not to fret--
he made it worth the price;
he offered me a nickel’s worth
of sound and sage advice.

And so he told me, yes he told me,
you cannot argue
with a net that’s hungry.
So be firm, and limit the look;
to balance it better,
go off and read a book.

[Rhythm: 2(8-6-8-6)+(9-5-6-8-6-6) repeat]  (Lines:32)

© 2011 Richard Williams

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Witty, funny, clever, just plain brilliant! the musicality kind of gets choppy in just a couple of places in the respective rhythms (which was very well done! Loved that way it switched between the two!), but overall this is magnificent. Well done!

Posted 3 Years Ago

Amazing write with IT thing.
However annoying the behavior of net or PC may be,we have to compromise,adjust and tolerate them for our absolute dependence on the technologies.

Posted 8 Years Ago

It made me crack up
and you need alot for that
after all,
im in a rough patch right now

Posted 9 Years Ago

Net Ap is whimsy to the max ... Funny how we get to know our computers up close and personal... They develop a face that can bring out the gamut of our emotions like some people we know ... Frustating to know that the net appetite can have so much power .... And yes, reading a book sounds like a great idea...
Good job, RLW

Posted 9 Years Ago

hahahahahaha lol

Posted 9 Years Ago

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6 Reviews
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Added on July 20, 2011
Last Updated on July 20, 2011
Tags: computer, Internet, tech, blue, screen, laptop, Dell, window, eyes, nickel, sage, book

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