Here’s Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No. 271. This week is a theme prompt.Yvette M. Calleiro provided this month’s theme: Beginnings & Endings.
I’m right in the middle of replacing my very old computer. I reflected on that day many years ago when I opened the box, carefully unpacked it, and set my computer up. Our time together had just started. Now, I’m moving all its information to its replacement and look forward to working without the computer freezing up every few moments or the long periods of waiting. But after all the good years we had together, I needed to say my final goodbye as our partnership ended.
Once shiny and new
towering grace held the world
you were everything
but time downloaded your essence
you’re efficiently replaced
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I think that says it all when you replace an old yet trusted computer for a new one. Well done, Denise, and happy writing on your new PC!
Thank you, Mae 🙂 I can’t wait to create on the my new computer.
That was brilliant, Denise! It does feel bitter sweet to let go of a computer, but once the new one is up and running, you are quite grateful you did. Lol! 🙂
It is hard to let go, but so far I’m enjoying rhe smooth transition.
I haven’t had a desktop for 12 years! I always have a hard time to part my laptops. At one point, I had two old laptops and turned them on once in a while. It took me great strength to take them to Best Buy for recycling them.
Great poem and perfect response to the challenge, Denise!
Thank you, Miriam 🙂 it is hard to part with them i hadn’t given thought where the computer will end up yet.
It is kind of sad saying goodbye to an old computer, isn’t it. May your new computer give you many years of trouble free computering!
It is, Priscilla. Thank you, I have a feeling there will be many good computing years ahead.
I’m with you Denise, so good you can move on to something new that serves you better!
Yes, it was time, Eden. I knew one day the freeze and that would be it.
A new beginning for sure! Beautiful poem and great response to the prompt, Denise. 💗
Thank you, Gwen 🙂 Now I can organize better.
“Time downloaded your essence” … a wonderful line!
Changing computers can feel like losing an old friend … or enemy, depending on the history!
Great poem, Denise. Love it 💕🙂
Thanks, Harmony 🙂 Yes, it can quickly become an enemy of time too when things start going wrong, like the constant freezing and reloading.
A great way to pay tribute to an old friend. I know you’ll enjoy the new one.
Thanks, Joan 🙂 I’m enjoying it already.
When I was in the mining industry we used to throw the old ones in the crusher and run them through the mill. Turns out they all have a bit of gold circuitry and we could recover that. Makes them a fairly high-grade chunk of “ore.”
I didn’t know that. No wonder Dell always offered to recycle them.
Lovely new beginning Denise! I bought a new Mac last year, as everybody said they work well for ten years but my old one is working good and so I didn’t discard the old one 😊 Also, Word and Powerpoint in the new one demand subscription but is free in the old one!
I find computers can last much longer than ten years, which is nice. Nice to have a back up if you need it. Everyone seems to want a subcription now.
A perfect tribute to one that has served you well, Denise. Good luck with the new one! Great poem!
Thank you, Jan 🙂 It has, but enjoying the new one.
A great tribute to an old friend. Good luck with your new computer. I am a laptop person and kept the old one as a backup – just in case.
Thanks, Eugenia 🙂 So far so good. I have both a tower and laptop and use them both, and like you said have a back up just in case.
Denise, a few years back, I made the trek from Windows to Mac. I love my iMac but what a chore to switch systems. I think you nailed this computer journey! Here’s to many more years of writing on a new machine. <3
That’s tough making a system change on top of moving information. I just boughtba used mac laptop a while ago, still learning, but computer is still windows since thats what all my kids are familiar with and work on. Yes, many more years of writing to all of us.
Now, I hope I never have to use Windows again. Mac is so much easier to use. <3
I’m slowly learni g how to use it. So far so good.
I love it! So much easier and quicker than Windows. <3
It’s like saying goodbye to a car, isn’t it? Well written as always.
It is, both good and bad at the same time. Thank you, Sandra xo
Hope you’re having a creative Thursday:)
Thank you, Sandra xo
Remember when every page took like a day to download? lol. Congrats on your new purchase, Denise. May you have many productive years together :))
Thank you, Jacquie 🙂 I do remember those days. I used to turn the computer and eat my breakfast and read the paper while it started and loaded. Then of course it was time to connect to the web…lol
I find the computer switching process stressful, Denise, but you sound so calm! I hope that means it’s going well. And a wonderful poem. “towering grace held the world / you were everything” What wonderful lines. Our computers are the windows to the world indeed.
Thank you. Diana 🙂 There is stress mixed in there, with the expectation of a mistake or two on my part, so I wasn’t suprised when it happened…lol. it would have been easier without our internet acting up, but I’m getting there! Might even add in another hard drive next. .well, not me but my daughter. Too many pictures. It has become our world, so different than the typewriter days.
I rely on my daughter (and 8-yr-old grandson) at times. I don’t find it intuitive at all and always get overwhelmed. Glad to hear youre going through it. 🙂
Hope you have fun this weekend, in the midst of all that technical creativity.
Thank you, I am 🙂 Taking a technology break! Hope yours is going well xo
Enjoy creating with your new laptop Denise. My old surface died a while back, I missed it and still do. Its small size was great for travelling.
There’s nothing like having a laptop to be mobile. I like having both the PC and laptop, so There’s backup at all times. Thanks, Marje!
Yes, as I travel quite a bit Denise it is a must!
I agree, sometimes I also find myself growing sentimental about things that have served me well for many years. I’m sure your new computer will provide years of great operation. Well done, Denise.
It is easy to get attached to our computers. I know my new one will provide years of use. Thanks, Mark
Denise, that’s pretty much the way of the world these days in a nut shell! Well done! 🙂
Thank you, David 🙂 We always seem to move on to the next great thing.
It is sad when a collaborator we have bonded with and served us well fails… but a fitting tribute Denise.. lovely xx
Thank you, Sally. We do seem to bond with our gateway to the world and just have to adjust to a new guide. Xo
I related to your poem so much – too much! Over the past month I have also had to retire my wonderful (years old) PC. I didn’t want to, but she was getting old and creaky (oh dear, I hope no one says that about me!). I needed a tech guy to come and help with the transfer. It was painful, but now everything is so much faster and sweeter. Congrats on your “computer” move!
I hated to part ways too, but it was time to move on. I moved it all over for the first time by myself. That actually went okay. Still putting on all the programs I use and finally have my i internet back. Happy new computers to open our portal into the world xo