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My Y2K survival guide

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Nate Dogg
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since 11-15-1999
Posts 1691
Georgia, Fulton


0 posted 12-24-1999 10:57 AM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg


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!!!!!



 Nathan
© Copyright 1999 Nate Dogg - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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since 08-22-99
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1 posted 12-24-1999 01:16 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thanks for these great tips, Nate! Common sense things that we should heed!

 Denise


Denise
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2 posted 12-24-1999 01:16 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

...ooops, don't know what happened here!

 Denise




[This message has been edited by dsnyder (edited 12-24-1999).]
sandgrain
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since 09-21-1999
Posts 3657
Sycamore, IL, USA


3 posted 12-25-1999 07:04 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

That certainly did pose a challenge to fit in all the warnings and I'm glad you didn't forget the celebration, Nate!
Nate Dogg
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since 11-15-1999
Posts 1691
Georgia, Fulton


4 posted 12-27-1999 07:09 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

Thank you dysynder and sandgrain for the comments.

 Nathan
WhtDove
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since 07-22-99
Posts 9561
Illinois


5 posted 12-27-1999 09:09 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Certainly a good idea for emergencies. I for one don't think we'll have a problem like this, but who am I to say...
I can see a lot of thought went into this Nate, well done!

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Where there is faith,
there is love.
Where there is love,
there is peace.
Where there is peace,
there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
there is no need.

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Severn
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since 07-17-99
Posts 8273


6 posted 12-28-1999 05:30 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Hehahe - love this.

We've run out of batteries here in our shops.
There are LOTS of crazy people running around!
Willem
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since 11-18-1999
Posts 141
Inverness, FL, USA


7 posted 12-28-1999 03:47 PM       View Profile for Willem   Email Willem   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Willem

Thank you for all this excellent and detailed
advise, Nate!  I myself would find it too
much of a challenge to put in the form of a
poem.  To me, it looks and sounds more like
list of to-do's and not-to-do's...
Apart from some nicely inserted rhyme words,
this is IMHO not a poem, sorry Nate... There
is no recognizable meter (rhythm) in it.
Don't let this discourage you, however, but
do keep writing, read as much poetry as you can find, paying special attention to the way
poets achieve rhythm, rhyme or whatever else
helps to make their poems more attractive and
more meaningful.

Happy Y2K!

Willem  
Nate Dogg
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since 11-15-1999
Posts 1691
Georgia, Fulton


8 posted 12-28-1999 06:17 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

Thank you Whtdove, Severn and Willem for your comments. To: Willem, I see what you mean. I don't really feel like it's a poem either.

 Nathan
 
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