In visiting blogs on my list
I’ve commented, hand over fist,
But every comment will not stay,
And fades away, try as I may. 

In fury, reproduced each gem,
And then again reposted them;
The loss was really such a pity –
Some bits I wrote I thought quite witty! 

Each time, they just refused to ‘take’;
So copies I began to make –
Ensuring they’d not go to waste,
I tried again by using ‘paste’. 

Still, every time, all that I’d see
as blank where comment ought to be;
The comments have all gone on strike –
All I can do, for now, is ‘Like’! 

A change of platform did no good
(I didn’t really think it would);
The self-same thing was taking place:
My comments vanished without trace! 

So now it has become my guess
The fault is lying with WordPress;
I note no recent comments show,
Which is another sorry blow! 

© Colonialist November 2013 (WordPress)

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.
This entry was posted in Humour, Really Awful Rhyme and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.


  1. blackwatertown says:

    Very good. A blogging anthem.


  2. MoreThanACat says:

    And there was me thinking it was my lack of opposable thumbs that was making it impossible to leave comments 🙂


  3. No rhyme or reason to WordPress


  4. misswhiplash says:

    What? All my comments that I give
    have all disappeared down the seive
    this is bad, it cannot be
    WordPress must put it right, you see.
    it is their must be done
    Otherwise it will spoil our fun


  5. yesterday, blogs that I visit and have commented on in the past, all of a sudden, had no place for comments. Gremlins are afoot in WP methinks. Perhaps we can send through some supersonic galactic lightning bolt to reset things the way they ought to be!!


  6. Your tragedy could so easily become another;’s – and I fear for myself, as I will never be able to right such a great wrong…I trust you’ll let us know poetically or otherwise, how you remedy this great injustice… the rest of us may need to know at some stage !!!


  7. melouisef says:

    Yes this new platform is downright unpleasant


  8. cupitonians says:

    I cannot believe you made this into a poem. What sort of genius are you? I would love to see a post with just the comments you make around the interwebs. That would be a masterpiece!


  9. newsferret says:

    Had that problem once long ago,
    Can’t remember what I did,
    but now my comment all do show.


  10. Gobetween says:

    You should take it personally, perhaps you upset someone in WP admin.


  11. nrhatch says:

    Fun poem, Col.
    Hope the situation resolves soon.

    It has happened to me a time or two.
    And it gets OLD fast.


  12. Great poem….full of fun and frustration.
    I had exactly the same problem yesterday….I gave up


  13. Laura Shovan says:

    Your poem cracked me up! I had the same problem, until I switched browsers. For some reason, Firefox eats my comments on people’s blogs. Google is fine, though. And this comment is the evidence!


  14. Tom Merriman says:

    This sounds like a problem I experienced a few months ago, Col… all comments I’d make would vanish. They’d actually go into the spam folder of the blog I was commenting on. Terrible experience. Good poem though!


  15. SuziCate says:

    The blososphere made you invisible! I’ve had days like that; I blame it on wordpress…


  16. Is there some space/time continuum hiccup that ensures you fail to see what is really there all the time? Your comments arrive on my blog, thank you.


  17. The Asian says:

    Sounds like you’ve become the invisible commentator 😉


  18. disperser says:

    II had this wonderful, touching, drama-infused response all typed up, but then I said to myself:

    “Self, if you add your comment, you’d just be showing off your good fortune of being able to comment, thus making the guy feel even worse than he already does.”

    So I posted this, instead.


  19. guyportman says:

    An unfortunate situation but a great poem.


You have the right to remain silent - but please don't!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s