Amy Barlow Liberatore… stories of lost years, wild times, mental variety, faith, and lots of jazz

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ABC Wednesday, brought to you by the letter “T.” Also posted at Poets United, natch. My daughter is visiting, and this was composed in her honor, not to make fun! (And actually, her posture is better than this indicates. It’s a composite of the entire generation!) Amy

Techie Twentysomething

Got an IHop plugged in one ear
and a Blueberry hangin off the other

“Wii love the Tech Age and
text ’til our thumbs go numb.”

Shoulders slump from hauling backpacks
since second grade.

Laptop, pursewalletID, keys, cell sardine-crammed
(stash stashed in secret side pocket).

Turn on, tune in, drop out?
Plug in, click on, tune out.

© 2010 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil

At Poetic Asides, today’s prompt, “No one wants _____,” brought to mind an incident so funny, so ironic, so disgustingly true… and to think I volunteered to edit the copy for the yearbook and was turned down. The principal said, “I have professional secretaries to do that work.” Riiiiiiiight…

No One Wants (or likes) (or should depend on) SpellCheck

Savior of those who type in haste?
Harbinger of the lazy mind?
It’s just SpellCheck, here to stay. Like the flu.
Example #25,286:

Parents participated in the yearbook
by writing personal notes to their graduates.
Mine included a line employing the vernacular:
“You’re gonna do great things!”

Fresh off the press, she ran all the way home
to show me an impressive array of signatures.
She had made lots of friends, and they all
noted she was “HOT!,” “Valedictorian,” and “Out!”

Turning to the parent’s dedications, she said,
“In the words of Al Jolson, ‘You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!'”
There, bearing my signature, was the side-splitting line:
“You’re gonad do great things.” GONAD??!!

SpellCheck, ShmellCheck.