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Oh, dear
The grief I feel
Fate is cruel
I would do just about anything to turn
back time
The long hours I endured, painstakingly
calculating the order of each word
And inspecting countless synonyms for the right connotation
Flipping through old, musty-smelling library books that cause throat congestion
Reviewing search engines that bring up
endless listings from the vast internet world
And struggling to select the suitable type of citations for each source
Oh dear, Computer, you have failed me
I can no longer salvage my precious
document
If had known
Had I only known
I would do anything for that one second
To press the CTRL and S buttons
simultaneously

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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lonelyLaviathin said...
Oct. 20, 2011 at 11:30 am:
i feel you, i'm technologically impaired as well:). bravo
 
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Emmaxoxo said...
Jun. 24, 2011 at 1:52 pm:
Oh my goodness. You took something simple and made it to art!
 
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TrixyDev said...
Jun. 2, 2011 at 11:28 am:
I had the exact same thing happen to me. and i was almost finished with it too. so sad... i never went back to writing that novel
 
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love_and_anatomy said...
May 2, 2011 at 11:03 am:
kinda corny haha, but nice :p
 
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sethmeyerslover1234 said...
Jan. 29, 2011 at 6:36 pm:
nice job loved it awsome m=hi hi h
 
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jujums1 said...
Dec. 6, 2010 at 9:28 pm:
Funny and very true. I like it a lot!
 
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sobel95 said...
Apr. 4, 2010 at 4:58 pm:
haha happens to the best of us! but great work keep it up!
 
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Inkspired said...
Aug. 9, 2009 at 8:48 pm:
I love this poem, it's hilarious and true! well written!
 
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Brittany=) said...
Aug. 9, 2009 at 4:05 pm:
very well written. keep it up.
 
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