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Ode to AutoCorrect This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

(Original)
Who pauses to think about what they write
When they can type faster than they can think?
A pen's weight doesn't remind of words' might;
They can't feel the permanence of e-ink.
Communication is measured in speed,
Value, beauty, and greetings forgotten.
Lines upon lines of words spewed without heed,
No glance to see whether they're miswrotten.
Our proofreading entrusted to programs
Who've no idea what was meant to be said,
Conversations are revised into shams,
And messages are better off unread.
Tools meant to facilitate and correct
Communication lead to disconnect.

(AutoCorrect Interpretation)
Who paid to think about what they wrote
When they've cab type faster than thy can thin?
A pens wright downstream rind of words might;
They can't feel the permanent of rink.
Community is measured in sped
Value, neat, and greetings forgotten.
Lines upon lines of words speed without her
No glance to see whether thurs miswritten.
Our proofreader entrusted to program
Who've no idea what was meant to be Sid,
Conversations are revised into Shans,
And messages are getter off unread.
Tools meant to facility and correct
Community lead to disconnect.

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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mightierthanthesword said...
Nov. 24, 2011 at 6:48 pm:
This is a thouroghly delightful poem! Or, according to my computer, this is a thouroughbred deli poem...
 
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saturntv said...
Nov. 21, 2011 at 12:54 pm:
That was amazing! Oh, irony. I love this type of poem. It reminds me of Taylor Mali's "The The Impotence of Proofreading." You have skill.
 
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alaskanman said...
Nov. 3, 2011 at 11:00 am:
I love this poem because it is totally what happens when people start to dink around with the auto-correct options
 
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rockstardreamThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Sept. 20, 2011 at 10:44 am:
LOVE! So very true, and a unique idea for a poem!
 
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BreakMyEmotionsThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Sept. 19, 2011 at 2:57 pm:
This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. You have TALENT. :D
 
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IamtheshyStargirlThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Sept. 15, 2011 at 5:18 pm:
Incredible!!! Extremely creative and inspired, congrats on getting published in the magazine, it belongs!!!
 
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KaylaKewlKat93This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 7, 2011 at 9:09 am:
Fantastically creative! Loving it!
 
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lauren.elizabeth. said...
Sept. 1, 2011 at 6:34 pm:
This is so funny! It made me laugh but at the same time it caused me to think (although I think about my hatred of technology often). That is a great effect to have on people, to entertain them and make them think. Great, original idea. Keep up the good work! Comment for a comment?
 
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Hazel-daisy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 30, 2011 at 1:41 pm:
love it! funny and very interesting! 5 out of 5!
 
weezy replied...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 2:20 pm :
his is a 0 to me
 
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.Izzy. said...
Jun. 30, 2011 at 10:02 am:
I love this! Its original and very funny. 5 stars(:
 
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PaRaNoRmAl627This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 29, 2011 at 9:33 pm:
this is hysterical! i love itt lol great jobb
 
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CieraDesiree said...
Jun. 27, 2011 at 8:15 am:
This was an interesting idea
 
sakinaThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jun. 30, 2011 at 11:49 am :
Very nice..!
 
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