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    dots Submission Name: If Poe Were a Techiedots

    Author: Areinaka
    ASL Info:    20, F, Oregon, USA
    Elite Ratio:    3.91 - 130/114/29
    Words: 240
    Class/Type: Poetry/Comedy
    Total Views: 1395
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       I saw this on www.jokeindex.com. I don't who the original author is, but it wasn't me. Don't give me credit. I jsut thought I'd share this, seeing as how it was so funny. And ingenious, I might add.

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    dotsIf Poe Were a Techiedots

    Once upon a midnight dreary,
    fingers cramped and vision bleary,
    system manuals piled high
    and wasted paper on the floor,
    longing for the warmth of bed sheets,
    still I sat there, doing spreadsheets.

    Having reached the bottom line,
    I took a floppy from the drawer.
    Typing with a steady hand,
    I then invoked the "save" command
    and waited for the disk to store,
    only this and nothing more.

    Deep into the monitor peering,
    long I sat there wond'ring, fearing
    while the disk kept churning,
    turning yet to churn some more.
    "Save!" I said, "You cursed mother!
    Save my data from before!"

    One thing did the phosphors answer
    only this and nothing more, just,
    "Abort, Retry, Ignore?"

    With my fingers pale and trembling,
    slowly toward the keyboard bending,
    longing for a happy ending,
    hoping all would be restored,
    Praying for some guarantee,
    timidly I pressed a key.
    But on the screen there still persisted,
    words appearing as before.
    Ghastly grim they blinked and taunted,
    haunted, as my patience wore, saying,
    "Abort, Retry, Ignore?"

    There I sat, distraught, exhausted;
    by my own machine accosted.
    Getting up, I turned away,
    and paced across the office poor.
    And then I saw a dreadful sight:
    a lightning bolt cut through the night.

    A gasp of horror overtook me,
    shook me to my very core.
    The lightning zapped my previous data,
    lost and gone forevermore. Not even,
    "Abort, Retry, Ignore?"

    Submitted on 2005-04-11 12:35:07     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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    ||| Comments |||
      ahhhh! This is great!!! lol, you completely revamped a tired theme!!!

    And yeah I've been there! Darn computers!!!!
    | Posted on 2006-10-11 00:00:00 | by ICONOCLAST | [ Reply to This ]
      LOL...so glad you shared this with us! how funny that it hits on the 2 things that we would appreciate here...poetry, computers...cute

    | Posted on 2005-05-03 00:00:00 | by stolie77 | [ Reply to This ]
      HI There, -thanks for sharing this. I think this is one of the most parodied of all parodies,-but this one is refreshing in that it is set in cyberia.

    I also appreciate that you don't take credit for it and give us an URL to explore further. I love "The Raven" and have read many good paraodies of the piece, -this one is just great. Thanks for submitting.
    | Posted on 2005-04-13 00:00:00 | by Silverdog | [ Reply to This ]
      haha youre right, very clever. my favorite lines were
    [[There I sat, distraught, exhausted;
    by my own machine accosted.]]
    sounds like my mother hehe
    | Posted on 2005-04-11 00:00:00 | by sudie | [ Reply to This ]
      I would have to agree with all of your thoughts on this one...amusing and ingenius, indeed. And as I am always grateful for anything that might cause me to smile for a moment, I thank you for posting this...

    | Posted on 2005-04-11 00:00:00 | by Emerging Soul | [ Reply to This ]

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