Not much of a poet, but I was encouraged

Our friend Cindy encouraged me to post these few words as a feeble attempt at poetry. She posted a picture of a young woman with her head laying on her lap top keyboard above a poem that included a reference to “undo.” Here is a paraphrase of what I typed as a comment with the context provided above the poem.

Cindy, pairing your poem with the first picture is marvelous. “Undo won’t do the trick.” That is a terrific line that would have been unheard of forty years ago. It is the most magical button or icon ever invented – undo. So, when it does not do the trick, we are screwed. I am sure many a bad marriage would love the “undo” button. Of course, this would be passed the annulment period, which is a nice invention in its own right.

So, with this in mind, here is my feeble attempt:

“I wish my love for you remained
Undo

I wish I had not left my old job
Undo

I wish I had not given the Nigerian prince money
Undo

I wish I had not clicked on that link
Undo

Oops, undo is not working.
OK, Alt+CTRL+Del.”

If you like the format, please offer some “undos” of your own.

26 thoughts on “Not much of a poet, but I was encouraged

  1. Note to Readers: Erika’s comment got me thinking more personally. Here are a few more:

    I wish I had not gotten the ladder back out – Undo

    I wish I had not passed that gas station restroom – Undo

    I wish I had not gone back for seconds – Undo

  2. I wish I had not euthanized any of my pets, ever. I don’t want to be euthanized! Undo Gracie, Undo Lucky!

    I can’t think of any more Undos–my defense mechanisms must be doing overtime!

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