Monday, May 5, 2014

A Curse Poem

Now that my writing class is over (Writing Poetry to Say the Unsayable--Sheila Bender) I wanted to share one of my favorites. We had some fun writing the curse poem in class.    

Curse you Computer

And your microchips too

May they turn into nachos

Dripping with goo

Curse you computer

With your cursor a-blinking

May your data dissolve

As the hard drive stops thinking

Curse you computer

And your email box too

May you develop a virus

Most voracious to you

Curse you computer

And your functioning keys

I shall soak them in soda

And clog them with grease

Curse you computer

And your foul clicking mouse

May he move from the mouse pad

Right into your house

Curse you computer

You inhuman freak  

You stole my husband

And gave me a geek

To give some background, my husband has a computer business.
If you were to write a curse poem, what would be your curse? 


Laura McHale Holand said...

What a devilishly delightful poem! I might curse the economy or the aging process.

Anonymous said...

Ogden Nash had nothing on you. This is delightful and easily identified with...and no foul language. Must have been tempting.

barb bits said...

Thanks, Laura. Both those ideas are winners.

barb bits said...

Hi Anonymous: Thanks for your comment. Yes. Tempting. But I try not to let the computers see me sweat or swear.

Sheila Bender said...

Fun to read this posted! It makes me smile all over again. Good job!

barb bits said...

Thanks, Sheila. And thanks for the terrific class.

Amber Lea Starfire said...

Cute poem … makes me smile, but also makes me nervous. I would never curse my computer, because I depend so much on it and I'm superstitious!

If I were to write a curse poem, it would be about ineffectual government.

barb bits said...

Thanks for the comment Amber. Hopefully, my computer knows I'm just kidding around. Ineffectual government is a good one. Certainly you would have company. Thanks for the comment.

Anonymous said...

very funny! i also loved the post about your online cllass. i've always been interested in trying one


barb bits said...

Thanks, Christina. I did mind at first being online, thought it would be confusing, but our class was small, 4 students, and the teacher, Sheila Bender, was on top of things.