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Computer Room Nightmare

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sea_of_okc
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0 posted 06-19-99 09:55 PM       View Profile for sea_of_okc   Email sea_of_okc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for sea_of_okc

(response to desparado's challenge)

Flourescent bulbs burning
Up over my head
My staff in a panic
Conditions all red
"Come here and see, sir
Spool space is too low"
The monitors casting
A sickly green glow
"This job is abending
I can't get it right
Programming god help me
I'll be here all night
I glare at the tape drive
Then give it a kick
Tape mounts are pending
And queuing up quick
The printers are jamming
The server went down
Ten network gurus
Are running around
The A/C is failing
I hear the alarm
Computers like cold
Goosebumps on my arm
A rumble of thunder
As in comes a shower
Bright lightning flashes
And out goes the power
Stomping and cursing
'Cause I hate this place
I get so frustrated
I cover my face
My day finally over
This job makes me age
At home and relaxing
When in comes a page...

© Copyright 1999 Steven Thomas Seaman - All Rights Reserved
Balladeer
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1 posted 06-19-99 11:26 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

very clever, sea_of_okc. The poem has a frantic tempo, which, of course, is what you're trying to portray and you do it well. And what do you do after a day like that? You come home and get on the net! Makes sense to me!
Poet deVine
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2 posted 06-19-99 11:33 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I liked your poem...what exactly is your relationship with computers?

Not only did we get hit last week with that virus worm, our computers were constantly going down this week (I was going to say WE were going down this week, thought better of it as this is not the adult forum)...anyway, Friday they said 'something fell out of the network'..huh? Did they mean the bobby pin they use to hold it together? Right! I love computers but when something happens to the system, we are SOL! That's the way to bring down the country!
Nan
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3 posted 06-20-99 01:37 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This is definitely a fun poem - I'm really enjoying your work - Keep it coming....


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sea_of_okc
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4 posted 06-20-99 08:00 PM       View Profile for sea_of_okc   Email sea_of_okc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sea_of_okc

Thank you all for your encouragement. Oh and balladeer I was actually talking about my pager... I am on 24 hour cal...
thursdayschild
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5 posted 07-07-99 01:14 AM       View Profile for thursdayschild   Email thursdayschild   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for thursdayschild

This is cute
What's that saying?
Computers...can't live with them...
well, you know!
Sunshine
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6 posted 07-07-99 08:59 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

May I send this to my brother? He's out in that area known as silicon valley...he'll either enjoy it, or roast it! Thanks for the humor!

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Words will always express our feelings true.
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sea_of_okc
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7 posted 07-07-99 09:03 AM       View Profile for sea_of_okc   Email sea_of_okc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sea_of_okc

thursday - thank you for reading and commenting

Sunshine - If you believe your brother can relate by all means send it to him Thank you for your comments
elvira
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8 posted 07-12-99 01:26 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

i felt the stress just by reading it, well done

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TexUS
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