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Acrostic Poetry

Talented

#Writeclub #Prompt #Object #Writing #Acrostic

The finely crafted fountain pen from France,

and his wood-turned friend from Ireland,

looked on in ultimate envy, for

even as they sat there, they could

never out-perform this mechanised workhorse

tripping out material from its masters mind

eventually, they’d be used – to sign a cheque or write a letter

destiny ? they only need look at their old chum the quill.

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Poetry

Life through a Lens

#Spectacles #Life #Hydrocephalus #Photography

Distance viewing is a pain for me

It’s why i capture images with my camera

Going from place to place grabbing

Images of locations from

The local park to

Artefacts held in the

Local history library

Perhaps you’d put it down to my specs

holding the key to my blurry eyes –

only – it isn’t

the camera is working fine – the computer isn’t – so

on days when i’m headed out on the

green fields of england , you’ll find a pair of glasses

round my head

aiding my eyes to see things a little bit clearer

putting scenes into a picture and

helping me capture a scene

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Poetry Technology

Fearful symmetry II

My Mouse/Trackball – Subject of fearful symmetry II (image: Brian F Kirkham)

#writingprompt #fearful symmetry

marvellous movement,

made by the makers,

of a made well micro computer mouse

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Acrostic Poetry Technology

Rectify

Salford 3rd September

Reduced to a second relic in the corner

Even the technician suggested it was past its best

Computer’s do have a shelf life – but

To others – all that was needed, was a bit of

Installation and dusting down

Fresh drivers and a spot of cleaner – soon back to its

Youthful side, particularly with a new CD-Rom Drive

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Poetry Technology

WiFi

#wifi #fowc

Salford, 13th March

An acrostic on WiFi technology in response to fandangos one word challenge

Wireless….

It’s like your stereo, but it’s much more

Fun….particularly if you like gaming

It allows you to move around with your devices

World Wide Web

In the palm of your hands

For the time you need

Instant information

Wondering around

In the great outdoors, whilst

Following the goings on at home on

Instagram, Facebook, and twitter

Where would we be without this technology?

Internet and telephone

Fixed into the wall….dial up networks ?

It’s not fun at all…you’re waiting forever to connect

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Acrostic Technology

Restart

Redo from start, is what the tech on the line said

Expect a bit of installing, as the

Silicon chips went back to the way they were

Testing times for the humble laptop user

As a heap of programs stood in front of him

Ready to enter the CD – ROM Drive

Time would pass – and the machine be fixed – eventually

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Poetry

Weeping

#Technology

It’s funny – four days into 2019 and my computer died.

the casualty

My trusty pavilion 15 from Hewlett Packard decided to pop off its mortal coil and join the choir invisible. Switching it on – it gave its warnings – beeps beeps and more beeps. It was – in effect – a dead parrot

(Cue Cleese, – It is no more – it has ceased to be – gone to the great tech cloud – Yada Yada)

It’s death was confirmed by the tech expert at my local Currys store, where, after a brief period of mourning and a check of the finances, I purchased its younger brother (slightly better spec, different colour, No need to update to Windows 10 ….)

I will however miss the old one (we had some good times….(SOB!))

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Poetry

Unable to connect

unabletoconnect

#promptuarium

Do computers show any emotion ?

even now, there’s a silver grey laptop

in an urgent call across fibreoptics

to communicate with a rose red tower system – many miles away

yet, silver’s call – lost in translation

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Art Photography

Another day, Another Creation

#Art #Photography

I’ve been pulling the images off my Nikon Camera and shoving them through the various programs on my laptop

Metropop

Took this pic of the local tram and put it through Painnt’s randomizer.  Like the ripple effect running through it.

Painnt_Creation_2018-08-02_105409.jpg “Drawing” – Roses in a winebottle

Pincellus Roses.jpg

Pencil drawing from original photo : Rosescove.jpg

Cove : Drawing of a cove in Kos, Greece

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Poetry

Restart

Restart

The three buttons pressed

the work starts to disappear

in front of your eyes

 

computer insists

its day has just started

With a nice blank page

 

morals learned today

to take a tea break often

inbetween chapters