My Right Arm is Missing - A Writer's Plea

I really need my fix.
I really need my fix.


Hey you. Yes, you.

Can you help me?

I'm desperate.

I really need a fix.

It has been several days.

Hey, I'll work for it.

My internet is cut off.

A writer without the web is worse than a man without a country.

My right arm is missing.

Do you have a computer you would let me use?

I have worn out my friends asking them if I can borrow their computer.

I just don't understand why they get mad when I call in the morning at two.

I just need to connect and feel the keyboard under my fingers.

I won't be long. Maybe a few hours or maybe a few days. Not long.

I'll clean your toilet or cook for you.

I make a really mean stew.

I can scratch the cat's ears and rub the dog's belly.

Or I can rub the cat's belly and scratch the dog's ears.

I can run the vacuum down the hall.

I just need to use your computer.

That's all.


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kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada


I love your "panic" button :-)

Voted up and funny!

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lucybell21 4 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

Wow at first I did not know what to think, but then I smiled and laughed.

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

That title draws one in for sure and then LOL. So very clever and cute, and can relate too.

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

ROFL...... I know how you feel, I have done that with my kids, but more like, 'give me your laptop or I will ground you!!'.... LOL

Fun read, very clever .... Voting up and awesome!

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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

kidscrafts, lucybell21, faith, lathing;

Thanks for reading. I am so glad you enjoyed my tongue in cheek poem.

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LA Elsen 4 years ago from Chicago, IL

Went through this same "panic" when our internet was down for a few weeks. Very cute.

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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

LA Elsen, thanks for reading. The internet is such a huge part of our everyday lives that it's really noticeable when it's not there for a while.

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Isaac White 4 years ago from Welcome to my beautiful world, where magic is no longer a myth.

That was hilarious and couldn't resist to read. great job. voted up.

I . white

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CarNoobz 4 years ago from USA

Hahaha! I know how that feels. When we first got Internet and set up our wireless router, every other computer in the house could connect...except mine. My son could watch Youtube all night long. My wife could play Bejewelled all day. Even my mother in law could read the news.

But the guy who makes a living by writing online had to go to McDonalds every day to connect.


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Isaac and CarNoobz, Thanks so much for reading. Yes, it is irking to have to leave your home to get online. What did we ever do before the internet? Do any of us even remember how to use pen and paper?

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teaches12345 4 years ago

Oh, I know this feeling! Absolutely love the panic button and wish I had one on my keyboard.

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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Teaches, Thanks for reading. Shouldn't a panic button come standard on the keyboards?

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