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My Keyboard Weeps

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My Keyboard Weeps

My keyboard weeps,
It's shedding keys
And every day it sheds some more.

Hopelessly I awake to find them missing,
having to find new words to spell
and feeling my vocabulary vanish from the net.

And so I find my keyboard weeping,
coming to grips with it's demise.
It's functionality decreasing,
I press it's keys one final time.

Thus I can only wonder how long until every key is repossessed.

Copyright © Michael Benkhen

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  1. Date: 8/4/2012 1:17:00 PM
    Love your poem. A quite telling of the aging process giving it a wonderful metaphor with "keys functionality decreasing"...A wonderful verse in it's truth...I say it is now time to take up painging where there are no keys to press. Great fun too! C. Alvez This is my second try to send you this note...I hit the wrong key before...Lol

    Benkhen Avatar Michael Benkhen
    Date: 8/4/2012 2:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Actually I got your first comment on the poem. ...And you spelled painting properly in the first post. I hope that didn't sound rude. Anyway, your right about aging. I hadn't thought of it. Though it wasn't the original metaphor I was portraying with this poem when I originally came up with the concept. It was supposed to relate to censorship and the ever limiting quantity words that one can speak freely, and with my last line I also shrugged my nose at the foreclosure crisis which leaves millions of people homeless.
  1. Date: 8/4/2012 1:08:00 PM
    I love this verse and the quiet truth it speaks...So it's the keyboard and not my mind. forgetting the Beautiful metaphore for aging...Take up painting keys to press...Great fun! C. Alvez

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 6:37:00 AM
    Read this three times...and of course there was something new from it each time...actually found this as an interesting piece...very creative..really enjoyed this one!! Regards INK-U-SCRIPT

    Benkhen Avatar Michael Benkhen
    Date: 8/4/2012 2:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for reading and enjoying. :)