ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Poem: "A Robot for Sale"

Updated on November 6, 2011

There was once a little robot for sale.
It doesn’t get out much because it is shy,
Not being exposed, it is a bit pale.
But it has potential to be a great buy.

Call it robot or call it by your own name.
It is something quite unique.
At chess, it is bound to win the game.
Let me know if this is what you seek.

This robot is great for doing chores.
Washing dishes, it does it great.
Let the robot do the tasks that makes you bored.
Play chess and you will likely hear checkmate.

Robots don't have much personality.
Do not think of it as a companion.
Get a dog or cat if you are lonely,
Get this robot if you want a chess champion.

There is something I must confess,
It won't quite understand your jokes.
Although it is very good at chess,
you will not see it doing breaststrokes.

Going once, going twice.
Anyone ready to buy?
What more I can do to entice?
This robot is a really good guy.


About the Poem

This is just a poem. It is a work of fiction, of creative writing. There is no robot for sale and I do not have a robot. Any similarity to real events or robots are purely coincidental.

This robot poem was based on (but different from) a previous poem that I had written in the past. This poem is for the HubPages November 2011 HubPatron of the Arts Contest.

In my first poem for the contest, I had written a poem about "National Chores Day" where the structure is constructed of paragraphs of two lines each with both lines rhyming. In this second poem, I used a different structure. The paragraphs are four lines each, and the alternating lines rhyme. I must admit that the second pattern is much more difficult to construct.

This robot poem started out with only eight lines, and had not much meaning other than some random rhymes. Thinking it to be too short, I added some extra lines and attempted to add some meaning to the poem.

Somehow in the second and third paragraph, I ended up talking about chess. So I decided to make the following paragraphs about chess as well. Perhaps that can be the theme of the poem. But unfortunately I was not able to make all the paragraphs be about chess.

Writing poems can be fun and a great exercise for the mind. It seems fitting that the first poem for the contest was about "National Chores Day" and this second poem is about a robot for sale that can help you with your chores as well as play a great game of chess that the robot almost always wins.

As in my first poem, I used the help of rhymer.com as well as Microsoft Word for counting the words in this poem and article. I'm using Microsoft Word in order to count the words, because I wanted the article to be over 500 words in order to qualify for the HubPages contest. And it looks like with this last sentence has just made the 500 word mark.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)