Accidental Poet

Computer Time


I’d wanted to go out early today

But got lost in computer time

Minutes turned to hours

Writing and reading online


Plans put on hold

Errands will have to wait

As the seconds tick by

Ravenously my computer ate


Moving on through the day

Again the computer holds my stare

An online friend has left a note

Of how for my poetry they care


Honored and privileged am I

To have had my words read

That they take root in someone

Stimulate ideas in their head


So on the computer

My time is spent

No matter of what I do

But to good I hope it went


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2017

  • Author: Accidental Poet (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 2nd, 2017 08:50
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • User favorite of this poem: Laura🌻.


  • orchidee

    Good write AP. Would take ages to read everyone's poems on here.

    • Accidental Poet

      Yes orchi, but a lot of worthy reading it would be. Thanks.

    • Louis Gibbs

      We've all become junkies, slaves to our devices. But then, remote interaction might be a good thing ... keeps down physical confrontations, you think?
      Good poem on the subject, AP!

      • Accidental Poet

        In certain cases Louis, yes. But usually meeting people physically is a wonderful positive thing. Wouldn't it be great if we could all come together in a poetry reading where we all shared our work in person? Thanks for reading and your reading and compliment.

      • Laura🌻

        It certainly did AP!
        Thank you for this very
        pleasant read! Very
        appreciative for gifting
        us with your precious and
        valuable time!
        Have an awesome day!😊

        • Accidental Poet

          So easy to forget about the time on here. Thanks for reading. And you as well Laura.

        • myself and me

          Some of the computer time is worthy like reading poem here. Those other time we could eliminate and do some outdoor activities.

          • Accidental Poet

            Yes m&m, that was partially the message here that although I love reading and writing on MPS, I have other things I need to get done outside the house. Thanks for reading.

          • Jeremy Leach

            I like that. Certainly stimulating and another interesting subject . So true. Ravenously my computer ate - I like it !

            • Accidental Poet

              Well it seemed that way Jeremy. Thanks for reading.

            • Michael Edwards

              I certainly couldn't find time to read them all. I do look at as many as I can by clicking on to them but as soon as I see sloppy punctuation, spelling errors, strangled attempts to maintain rhyme etcetera then I move on. However, if the posting shows some promise despite these errors then I will read it- there are a couple of poets on here at the moment whose work is full of errors and yet is so refreshing - lets hope they improve, After all one of the basic needs of a great poet is to understand the language and to know how to use it.

              Anyway none of those problems with this super write.

              • Accidental Poet

                Yes Michael, I understand the need for proper punctuation in writing, so I always try to proof read everything before I post it. Thanks for reading and commenting.

              • Tony36

                Great write

                • Accidental Poet

                  Thanks Tony, I appreciate you reading and complimenting.

                  • Tony36


                  • FineB

                    Thank you Accidental Poet.

                    I really loved this poem.

                    Well written

                    Keep writing

                    • Accidental Poet

                      Thank you FineB. Glad you enjoyed it.

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Yes we all suffer from that, good write.

                      • Accidental Poet

                        Thank you Andy for reading and commenting.

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