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The Technology Elf

Our first computer was set and ready to go.
How to use it only the children did know.
“Wheel of Fortune” became our regular game.
We would gather to play; it earned family fame.

Taking turns guessing letters: R-S-T-L-N-E.
Every one was a clue to the phrase mystery.
Each night was the same for the kids and myself.
Until we were visited by the "Technology Elf!"

We had guessed many letters without success.
Then, just as our thinking began to regress,
The answering machine conveyed the next letter.
Wide-eyed and doubting, we had nothing better.

So we typed in the letter; oh, my, the surprise,
The solution was clear; our eyebrows did rise.
With hair on my neck standing straight and tall,
The children asked me to explain it all.

We all heard the clue whispered from the phone.
It must have been technology gnome!
Or was it a ghost that caused this mystery?
You can bet that our game soon became history.

But that was back then, before systems improved.
Now we all are addicted as technology behooved.
There are so many fun games and friends on the web.
No ghost, gnome or elf could make surfing ebb.

© July 22, 2011
Dane Smith-Johnsen

Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest: Talkin' Technology 	
Sponsored by: Natalie Fllikkema

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  1. Date: 7/25/2011 9:08:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Natalie's "Talkin' Tech" contest Dane ann. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/25/2011 3:42:00 AM

    hey Dane, congrats on your win,David

  1. Date: 7/24/2011 5:50:00 PM

    My congratulations on this win in the contest of natalie,dane

  1. Date: 7/24/2011 5:40:00 PM

    Dane-Congrats. on your win in my contest! I thought this one was very cute! Nice job!