This poem definitely was a challenging one to make. It showed me that I could explore into other more complex subjects and create a poem. But I also did this poem for my poet society out there and I hope can take some meaning from this poem and I hope y'll like it.
Do y'll wanna hear some tips about the Y2k bug?
Well sure you do!
Now look at what I have here for you!
Here with me, are ten guidelines,
that will help you through the Y2K time.
So hop on and read my information,
so that you can get a better understanding of the Y2K situation.
Step 1: Food
Now before you go running out to the store for some fast food,
remember that canned-goods are good to use.
Nonperishable foods like cereal, canned meat, beans, and fruits, are also cool.
Drink water too
because, it's good for you.
Please make sure you stock-up on these items,
even if you don't like them.
Step 2: Necessary supplies
This could be a national emergency
so, get a manual can-opener, candles, matches, books, magazines, flashlights, and batteries.
And don't forget to use rubbers,
when you're chilling with your lover.
Step 3: Health and Medical Reasons
Visit your doctor at all times necessary
because if you don't, it could be your worst adversary.
Get a medical first aid kit
because, if the hospital power goes out, you'll need it.
Keep a stash of medincines for you,
just in case your local pharmacy gets broken into.
Step 4: Communications
Whether you paid your bills or not,
your phone won't work so your voice is all you've got.
The same goes for cell phones, computers, and pagers.
Only battery-operated radios,
can give you the latest info.
Step 5: Finances
Due to the threat of raids and robberies,
make sure you have a safe stash of money.
And if your debt somehow dissapears,
you can start screaming and pulling your hair.
But if the computer has an extra zero to "balance due,"
then the proof is on you!
I suggest you get hard copies of all payments now,
before you finance goes sinking down.
Step 6: Heat and electricity
There maybe power outages and blackouts across the country
so, make sure that you're prepared to live with no heat and electricity.
That means that you'll have to break out the candles and the blankets.
Believe me, you'll be thankful that you have it.
To the people living on the fifteenth floor:
Hit the door
and prepare to live on the stairs
because, no elevators are going to be working there.
Step 7: Safety tips
If life gets hectic,
make sure that you stay protected.
With a slim chance to reach the cops,
just go the store and buy an extra door lock.
But if you have a safety alarm,
you won't have to worry much about being harmed.
In the time of confusion, anything can happen.
So prepare yourself
because, every man is out for himself and nobody else.
Step 8: Transportation
Some of y'll will hve to walk
because, some cars need computers to talk.
And if the traffic lights aren't working,
prepare yourself for some serious car-jerking.
No doubt streets will be crammed,
with lots of traffic jams.
Trains, buses, and airplanes are a risk too
and if you decide to use them, then that's on you!
Your best bet is to stay on ground
because you'll never know for sure,
until Y2K comes busting through the door.
Step 9: Neighborhood watch 2000
It would be a great idea to get friendly with your next door neighbor
because, most likely both of you will need favors.
While the both of you are scrambling for crumbs,
any beef towards one another will have to succumb.
Because whether you like it or not, you two will need each other
so, love one another like sisters and brothers.
The only way things will go your way,
is if you get along and cooperate.
Step 10: The X factor.
Last but not least,
it's the X factor, where all this media hype breeds.
The funniest thing,
is that Y2K may not even hum, much less sing.
If that's the case, I suggest you grab some cigarettes, beer, chips, and your favorite place on the couch.
Watch TV and laugh at all those crazy people running all about.
While you'll be playing cool,
they'll be running around this country like pure fools.
Like a child having fun with his or her toys,
grab your favorite dish and enjoy!
It's the year of 2000, the end of 1999,
so celebrate like crazy because it's partytime!!!!!