Int…er…mit…te…nt Int…er…n…et.

Nothing to do with the anguished Really Awful Rhyme that follows, but I take this opportunity of showing off a drawing kindly given me for Christmas by the illustrator of ‘Tabika’. I have only just thought of taking a photocopy.


















My internet is on the blink —
The signal comes and goes;
It comes when I’m away, I think,
The way my ‘Inbox’ grows;
But every time that I return.
To put in each reply,
I with frustrated rage will burn —
The line has said, ‘Bye-bye!’
So, while I get around to read
The stuff so kindly sent,
In answering I don’t succeed,
And no neglect is meant;
I’m going to send a message to
The guilty company,
Requesting that they will come through
And to the fault will see;
To moderate my language
Will be quite hard to do,
Because I’m filled with anguish,
And really in a stew!

© March 2019 Colonialist

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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18 Responses to Int…er…mit…te…nt Int…er…n…et.

  1. dispersers rhyme was a bit better than yours Lesley, which is surprising.


  2. Tokeloshe says:

    What a beautiful sketch?
    Our lives are so busy, then we need to rely on technology as well, (never mind having to deal with load shedding.) ;-(


  3. Kathleen says:

    Oh dear… our area is having trouble with the interwebs too… hope yours comes right soon Col.


  4. Widdershins says:

    We.. ll … bug … ger … !


  5. Dam……..damm….it….da…..mmit


  6. Love the drawing. 😍

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  7. disperser says:

    These days, few things are so frustrating
    as an Internet that’s not behaving.
    How did we ever cope before
    there was an Internet to deplore?
    Dependent on the beast by far
    despite often temped we are
    to attack it with a crowbar.

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    • colonialist says:

      The crowbar option was strongly tempting. Mind you, cat M went berserk chasing geckoes and his discarded collar last night, and very nearly did for the computers by leaping onto them from great heights.

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      • disperser says:

        I got very good at corralling, capturing, and relocating geckos to the great outdoors. Won’t miss it, though.


        • colonialist says:

          They won’t have thanked you. Geckos are very attached to the great indoors. Ours have every opportunity to opt out, but don’t.


        • disperser says:

          Oh, I’m well aware of that. It took me a good three months to gecko-proof the condo we were renting and still the little guys (very little guys) occasionally made it in (one every two or three months.

          I like the critters but Melisa is not as enamored with them. Truth be told, I’m also not very fond of them crapping all over the place.


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