Book number four is finished now,
So blogging time it should allow,
But my connection
Has an infection
From Friday lines have died, and how! 

I don’t know when they’ll be restored,
But now my fate’s to be deplored –
Some time here at last
To give blogging a blast?
No internet, so I am bored! 

The only thing that’s left to do
Is on book five to follow through,
The slides are all done
In one busy run,
So now the music I’ll start, too.                       …

I’ve done a theme for playground scene,
And quite a tricky task it’s been;
Still no internet
Returning, as yet;
*Word!!!!* (Rhymes with ‘fit’; as in latrine). 

The light comes on; I’m overjoyed;
But falsely are my hopes thus buoyed,
It stays on, I guess,
A minute or less,
Then link is once again destroyed.                         …

Now Saturday and late at night,
My internet has vanished, quite;
But I’ve done some more
On my music score,
So from that viewpoint, something’s right!


On Sunday morn the phone came back
(Although with clarity a lack),
I phoned to report
But got a retort
‘Bus’ness hours will put you on track’. 

To Internet then gave a call
They said phone line faulty was all –
‘First, line you must do,
So I’ll put you through …’
To same auto voice! What a gall!                     …

Now Monday, and totally dead,
And up I am totally fed;
No lights are blinking;
I am now thinking
Of taking up bowling, instead.                     …

Come Tuesday, and still I am vexed
At how very badly I’m hexed:
No phone and no net;
How bad can it get?
Suppose electricity’s next


Now Wednesday, and there came at last
Technician, after such a blast
Daughter delivered –
They quaked and they shivered,
And came to fix the cable, fast!

I’ve hundreds of emails to do,
And they still keep on coming through,
What time it will take
Lost time up to make
I simply do not have a clue! 

© August 2012 Colonialist (WordPress/Letterdash)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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19 Responses to REALLY AWFUL LINES

  1. Yikes! That’s quite the multi-verse limerick saga! Well done!


  2. optie says:

    Glad to hear you are back online at last!


  3. Marco says:

    Jackpot for finishing book 4, now that explains everything, well, your Internet being down and all. Good luck with all the catching up


  4. Ruth2Day says:

    I also had Telkom problems this past weekend. Phone dead, internet dead. But lo and behold I phoned, got a reference number, an SMS and the line was fixed wtihin about 20 minutes. Purely amazing. Nice to you back, and well done on book 4 🙂


  5. Pussycat44 says:

    I think we all love to hate Telkom.
    Your rhyme sounds like you had withdrawal symptoms 😉


  6. adinparadise says:

    I’m also wading through dozens of e-mails. Well done on Book 4. Your really awful rhymes, just keep on coming, don’t they. I sometimes wonder if you talk in rhyme. 😀


  7. cobbies69 says:

    I know exactly where you are coming from ;;)


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