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Come On I know You Can Work

Updated on April 25, 2016

Just Like Before

Not now ?

How ?

I didn't do anything

It just stopped working

Let me try again

Talking to myself quietly

Raising my voice a little louder as I struggle more

What could be wrong ?

This has happened to me in the past

I thought I put those old memories out of my head

How quickly they can come back

Like a blister on your foot

A little aggravating in the beginning

Now it only got worse

In time it will heal

All forgotten until it returns

Luckily we can go for help

Soon we find out there is a price

Now we have to consider our options

Can we do without

Asking a friend for suggestions

They can try to fix the problem

They are no expert

Give it a try

My outlook is hopeful

Now we have another problem

This time it can't be fixed

We gave it an old college try

It was worth a shot

There was no guarantee

To get our computer or phone fixed

It cost more than we thought

It might be better buying another one

Left sitting on the fence

Do I jump off

Land on my feet or fall

The climb was fun

I think I will just climb down and think again

Today I am looking at all my choices

One that I decide may lead me in a different direction

Going farther and faster than I have gone before


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee One of the toughest things is having computer trouble. You have great family support and it is so nice to see how you made it work. I always think positive but sometimes things go sour. Then I have to deal with loss and mistakes I can't change. I love sour candy it gives me something unexpected. Thank you for reading and sharing.

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      I had a really rough weekend. Trying to keep up with the poetry challenge and all my other obligations suddenly my PC keyboard broke down. So we have another PC that we have been using just for watching YouTube while I do my other work. Now I had to send off work from my PC to the other PC etc and by Sunday I thought I'd never pull the ends together but I did. Finally my hubby's daughter got me another keyboard and now while I have some new material on the other PC I am working on two.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Nellieanna We live in the Information Age where so many changes are happening constantly. I am amazed at the progress we have made in just the past year. shanmarie Seeing other people struggle and understand the process. I have a deeper understanding and concept. Michael- Milec You summed it up nicely. Thank you all for your great comments.

    • Michael-Milec profile image


      2 years ago

      You covered them all: persistency, dilemmas, choices, struggles and victories - a daily challenges making our working experience wanting more.

    • shanmarie profile image

      Shannon Henry 

      2 years ago from Texas

      At this point, I hardly care anymore when something doesn't work right. Hahaha. Frustrating at times, sure. Especially those most inopportune moments, but I am used to doing without so I can chalk it up to better luck next time.

    • Nellieanna profile image

      Nellieanna Hay 

      2 years ago from TEXAS

      We've all shared that process! We go through all the emotional stresses, questions to ourselves, and frustration.

      But just let it be a learning experience and be brave about trying things. After all, if it's not working and may even have to be replaced, what do we have to lose by poking around with tries? Everything I know about it, I've learned by good old-fashioned trial-and-error! It's never been fatal and has often been very successful and always educational!

      The trouble can range from sluggishness, slowness, malfunction, failure of some of the processes or even shut down. But even if it's a blank screen and may look hopeless, it's probably not. For any of the problems, try rebooting, pulling the plug, resetting the modem, referring to the troubleshooter section in the instruction book that came with the computer (DO KEEP THOSE INSTRUCTION BOOKS!!), and even pressing buttons that look promising - or just randomly trying some of them and combinations of them! It can surprise a person. If nothing works, you've learned from it. Just refuse to be beaten by a mere machine! haha.


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