Thursday, April 21, 2016

Day 21 - A Poem For Fun

Human 76: A post-apocalyptic surprise is coming!

Sometimes Blogger doesn't cooperate as well as I'd like...

I refuse to say anything more.

Drunk On Blogger

I was trying to write
A poem* here on Blogger
But the format came out
Looking like I was snoggered.

I took an old backup
And pasted it in.
When that didn't work,
I tried it again.

Nothing would line up,
Nothing would stay,
I'd type it all in
Then it'd all go away.

Opening the post
In pure HTML,
I soon realized
I'd descended into—well,

Let's just say
It was not a nice place.
I felt like slapping
My own stupid face.

Somehow, I'd pulled in
Formatting from Word
That tended to make
My vision go blurred.

So, I started typing
Right from the beginning.
I foolishly thought
I was finally winning.

Then I hit the button,
The one that says, "Save,"
Then hit it again
Like a Bloggerly knave,

But each time I tried
It came back with this text,
"An error has occurred."
I believed I was hexed.

I tried and I tried,
But the message came back.
I cursed the PC;
I gave it a whack.

And somehow that worked.
My file had been saved.
And you see it here,
Dutifully displayed.

                      K.R. Smith

*I'm trying to write a poem each day for National Poetry Month. It's difficult to come up with original titles (that are interesting) for each post. I chose silly instead.

 Here are the links to the poems so far:

   Day 1 National Poetry Month - Kick-off (National Poetry Month)
   Day 2 Haiku, For You (Haiku)
   Day 3 A Poem For Free (The Good Morning Man)
   Day 4 Wait, There's Even More (Monday)
   Day 5 I'm Still Alive (TMI)
   Day 6 I'm Resorting To Tricks (A Walk Through Kipling's Wood)
   Day 7 It Almost Like Poetry Heaven (Metal Monsters)
   Day 8 I've Got A Lot On My Plate (The Ides Of April)
   Day 9 Another Poem Would Be Fine (Storm Spirit)
   Day 10 I'm At It Again (What A Tree Is Not)
   Day 11 Yes, Number Eleven (A U-Turn For The Worse)
   Day 12 I Feel Like One Of Santa's Elves (Avoiding The Plague Like The Plague)
   Day 13 By The Poetry Machine (Sounds Of A Spring Night)
   Day 14 Rhymes With Thirteen (Bluebells)
   Day 15 I'm Just Being Mean (No Poem Today)
   Day 16 And I'm Full Of Beans (Steel Circles)
   Day 17 I'm Getting The Hang Of This Routine (Of All Things)
   Day 18 As Words Careen (Swamped)
   Day 19 The Last Teen You'll Be Seein' (Haiku)
   Day 20 Poems? I've Got Plenty! (Sleeping On The Train)

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  1. Very good! Made me chuckle as I remember having experienced the same thing.

    1. There are days when it just doesn't pay to blog! Glad I made you laugh a bit!


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