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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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Food

Touch

#Octpowrimo #Touch

Touch screen
The Big screen : Graphic co 123.RF

The screen appeared

you made your choice

tapping on the screen

and by the move of a hand

your hunger for sweet stuff was sated

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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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Abstract Photography

Challenge 30 – no 5

“Abstract ”

#abstract #art #technology

Creating summat out of the ordinary from something ordinary

Created from my computer, watch and android phone

And captured and “mucked around with ” by my ipad

If I were to give this piece a title, I’d call it “watching over obsolescence”

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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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Acrostic Animals Poetry

Squirrel

Octpowrimo, 29th October 2018

Signs that winter is on its way

Quite inquisitive fellow made his way across the garden fence

Under the fir trees and around the hyacinths

In search, of something

Round , red brown, and tasty to

Restock his larder for winter

Every now and then looking around, protecting his hide

Looking for morsels in every inch of the garden

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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