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12 o'clock... 12 o'clock... 12 o'clock! How do you set this damn clock Thought of bashing it to bits with a hammer To get the damn flashing to stop Always assumed I was quite intelligent But technology has me bamboozled Tried reading the manual but that didn't work To comprehend, from my brain came refusal My smart *** ten year old nephew happened by "Not a problem dear uncle, I'll fix it" Two minutes later, the damn flashing stopped Felt dorkish and kind of a twit My fervent prayer which I possess without malice Is for technology to bury this young geek In a deluge of bits and bytes and firewalls Till he no longer can get a good night's sleep! © Jack Ellison 2012

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Date: 1/2/2013 5:21:00 PM
Cute write and revelations about you Jack. Wishing you the all the best in the new year! Hugs
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Jack Ellison
Date: 1/3/2013 5:44:00 AM
Hey I'm certainly no technological wizard! Good thing my sons are! LOL Love and hugs, Jack
Date: 1/1/2013 6:25:00 AM
Very nice poem Jack, and well written. - 2013 is here! - May it be a good year!! oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 1/1/2013 6:32:00 AM
YES! I agree wholeheartedly! 2013 WILL be a good year! Love, Jack xox
Date: 12/30/2012 5:46:00 PM
LOL... My son does those things for me. My Dad wants to get one of those music IPod's. But neither him, me, or anyone I've talked to in the retirement community knows how to down load the music... Can you hear my silent scream? EWWWWWW! LOL... But I have shown my Dad UTube... I'm so proud of me!
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Date: 12/31/2012 10:55:00 AM
I have a son who is the techie in the family so I don't even try to understand the latest gadgets... I just ask him or get him to do it! LOL BTW, I AM proud of you! Best in 2013! xox
Date: 12/30/2012 3:50:00 PM
I love this! Really a fun read...even for a 31 yr. who also despises technology. We may have something in common good sir!
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Date: 12/31/2012 10:53:00 AM
If you're technology challenged, it doesn't matter the age! LOL Love and best wishes for 2013! xox
Date: 12/30/2012 2:23:00 PM
i've had this same experience and you've captured that frustration very well here!
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Date: 12/31/2012 10:51:00 AM
At my age you'd think I would have caught on by now! Nope! LOL Best in 2013! Love Jack xox
Date: 12/30/2012 11:36:00 AM
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS JACK xx
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Date: 12/31/2012 10:49:00 AM
Right back at ya, my dear Mandy Tams! xox
Date: 12/30/2012 10:21:00 AM
I remember long ago when I could fix anything. Those days are gone now. and in about 50 years this young geek will be in the same boat we are in today. Love your poem. I can identify.
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Date: 12/31/2012 10:48:00 AM
"in about 50 years this young geek will be in the same boat"... sooo true! LOL All the best in 2013 my good friend!
Date: 12/30/2012 8:26:00 AM
Ha ha, this is too funny my friend! I just love your funny writes Jack! You bring a smile to my face of pleasure and joy, a grand enjoyment of life's events! You are so humorous with your poetry! This one's no different, an awesome and delightful piece! What a wondrous poem, Great Work!!
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Jack Ellison
Date: 12/31/2012 10:38:00 AM
Your kind remarks are always so appreciated my friend! Thanks Russell! Happy New Year!
Date: 12/30/2012 8:02:00 AM
Lol, good wish :) But aren't you glad you are participating in this age? You don't want to miss it, Jack. Enjoyed!
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Date: 12/31/2012 10:37:00 AM
Past is gone... future unknown... here and now is the place to be! I'm having a blast enjoying life, especially with friends like you and all those on the Soup! Bring on 2013! Love Jack xox