Your Oppositional Defiance Disorder



It seems that my frustration grows
each day that you're around...
I know that I was illiterate...
the first time that, you, I found...
But I've worked hard to learn to play
and elude your little quirks...
learned by trial and error the
mechanics to gleaning your perks.
Yes, it is true. My life's enriched
by all the joy you give...
You have opened up the gates
to the world in which i live.
And, though, I am most grateful for
your scenic, cosmic tour...
there is just one annoying pain
that I would wish to cure!
I have come to see the truth
and the truth is plain to see...
You have quite a stubborn streak
and defy authority!
Perhaps, I need inform you
exactly here who's boss...
but then, I fear, as has occurred,
I'd sustain great data loss!
You are such a strong willed child,
demanding your own ways...
and, though, I am your keeper...
you can be obtuse, most days!
It is thus, that I conclude,
Oh, laptop of mine eye...
You have a known disorder,
to oppose and thus defy...
It is labeled ODD, in official fare...
a common malady, of sorts,
that computers seem to share!
Oh! Were there computer meds
to solve this conflict true!
I would take you to the doc
and get some pills for you!
But, alas, until such day
of techno-curing pill,
I will love you, anyway,
and live with your strong will!

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Plarson 5 years ago from Alabama

Great whimsic al write!! At first I thought it was a tragic love/loss poem. I think every one has shard the pain of trying to bend their computer to their own will. -Paul

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Paul, Epigramman is rubbing off on me! lol...It is great fun to assign human conditions to inanimates! Thanks for your read and great comment!

Fay Paxton 5 years ago

Very nice. I thought you were talking about my daughter.:)

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Fay, very funny comment! I had to laugh cause I had one of them...not a daughter but an ODD son!!! Thanks for the read and comment! Have a great one!

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Really good stuff and an eloquent examination of our delicate relationship with a amazingly brilliant, yet grindingly stupid machine.

Voted up and awesome!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Your words make my face and heart smile, Mr. Starr! Coming from you, that is great praise indeed!

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duffsmom 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

Fun! I thought you were talking about your child at first. Having worked for a therapist for several years, I am very familiar with ODD but never thought of applying it to my computer--brilliant. Keep writing. I enjoyed this very much.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

duffsmom, thank you for your most sweet comment!It was a fun write and so true that I just had to do it! Thanks for stopping by!

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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California

Thank you for the laugh! At the onset, I thought that you were describing my teenage son, when instead you were talking about my computer....Love it!

RHeydrich 5 years ago

Very funny! Like the others I assumed it was about a child. I've wanted to drop kick my laptop a time or two. Its far less expensive to take your frustration out with pen and paper.

Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Great write. I know some ODD people very well and was thinking of them when I read this. Then things got turned on their head when I realized you alluding to your laptop. Fun stuff. I see the influence of the ubiquitous epi-man, as you mentioned. Cheers.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

K. Burns Darling, Your comment struck me funny cause I had one of those...ODD teenage son...My computer has a mind of its own at times however and that is where this poem came from! Thanks for the read and great comment!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

RHeydrich, You got that right...pen and paper are wiser choices when the computer is obtuse! lol...Thanks for the read and comment!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Hello, Doug,I delt with an ODD son for years, thus recognized the symptoms in my trusty didn't set out to write an "Epi" just happened that way, and mind you I am not complaining...I love his style and awesome twists at the end...Thanks for the read and great comment!

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epigramman 5 years ago

...well you have been rubbing off on me lately too -

a lot !!!!!!! So it takes one to know one - and my oh my you have taken this equation of quality meets quantity to a whole new level - you are not only prolific but you are full of surprises and a bit of mischief and tension and adventure and intrigue - all great qualities that I look for in any other writer - so if I am a mentor to you my friend I would say I am also your student in many ways too!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

beaming at this comment, Epi!

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