SLIPPING THROUGH THE NET

poem by: Darryl Ashton
Written on Sep 17, 2017

I didn't see it coming
No I didn't. Not at all.
Everything was normal
At the time before the
fall.

I was sitting typing,
I was surfing on the
net.
Did it take me by
surprise?
Oh yes it dd. You 
bet!

There was a flash
of white light
Then a gaping hole
appeared.
And I began to 
tumble,
I was going to die,
I feared.

Instead, when I
landed
Safe and sound, 
yet quite upset,
I looked to see I'd
fallen 
Right into the 
internet.

Around me 
information
Flowed at most
impressive speeds,
Delivering the 
answers which 
would
Service users' needs.

Shoppers' orders
passed me
In a mad consumer 
swirl.
Some photos whizzed
above me
Of a very naked girl.

Some music and some
movies
Went past at the 
speed of light.
They were being
downloaded
For an entertaining
night.

And then there was
the chatter.
Oh my, that just
had no end.
So very many 
people
In e-contact with
a friend.

It was so confusing,
I was longing to
be free.
I saw a gap and
reached out
And I hit my escape
key.

So I am here to 
tell you
That the net is
great and all.
But really, it's not
somewhere
That you're going
to want to fall.

BY
DARRYL ASHTON         

 

Tags: Humor,

 

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