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"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"
"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"

Nine small words have been 
jumping through the decades
dedicating dancing sounds
on keyboards of old Remingtons
and Underwoods, that understood 
young fingers tapping,  zigging- zagging
rhythms beating ,  small bells ringing
to and fro, a carriage swinging 
to orchestrated yesterdays

While papers flew, and fingers numbed
with sly old fox tricks,  lazy dogs, mixed 
with mindless sounds of drumming bits of
gibberish verses, hands rehearsing
the  fox, a hound, a cadance clicking
tick-tick-tocking back to classrooms
clocking words now locked in time

Sitting straight, with neck erect
a sticky "J" key...a whiz kid sat
next chair over, such a brat,
she'd try to race me, set the pace
that I could never match, no trace of
satisfaction on her face, and 
I would lose my concentration
my head would wander into clouds
where foxes should be chased by hounds
instead I type the same old rounds
of foxes jumping over dogs, 
that clogged my mind with silly sounds
which hummed inside my inner child

Old clacking sounds, are still around
they pound today, inside my head 
and still I ponder all the while
how that old fox could leap a dog
unless that dog was dead!

Inspired by Craig's Contest: Typewriter

Copyright © Carrie Richards

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  1. Date: 5/20/2013 9:20:00 PM
    Carrie, Congratulations.... enjoyed stopping by tonight ~LINDA

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 11:22:00 AM
    Never took typing (and it shows), but I love the stories! Congratulations! A fine poem!

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 9:44:00 AM
    So much fun Carrie, thank you, please read my blog

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 7:56:00 AM
    "Clocking words now locked in time" - Wonderful! You are one of my very favourite wordsmiths, Carrie. I just love this one, and I'm positive Craig will love it too.

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 10:03:00 AM
    wow Carrie this is so clever, and so different for me,, just loved this...

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 9:54:00 PM
    I always thought it was silly too...very cute...something about using most of the letters...

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 9:40:00 PM
    you did a terrific job with descriptions here Carrie..fantastic poem! luv,Deb