My Gecko Hurts

Posted 2006.06.21 0.00 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

The following poem was entered into the ‘contest’ at the website Poetry.com under the pseudonym of Hamster Q. Pustule.

It was part of a dare. Dave Barry made me (and a few thousand others) do it.

Not surprisingly, Hamster Q. received a letter shortly thereafter, with the fantastic news that his epic poem had been selected to be preserved for the ages, in a wonderful leather-bound tome of modern poetry masterpieces.

Let me tell you, Hamster Q. and me laughed so hard we nearly had an accident.

In fact, this was the second time Dave Barry had suggested that I (and a few thousand others) submit a poem to Poetry.com. The first poem I sent them was deleted from their servers (along with the literary works of a few thousand other Barry readers) and was therefore lost to the world.

So, with no further delay, I give you:

My Geco Hurts by ‘Hamster Q. Pustule’
Hark, a Poem
Or two or fifty
Page after page
Oozing quickly
Till the Admin catches on
Electronic salve
Applied dot com
Pustule poems, long gone
Purge, delete, undo, cancel
Short-lived efforts
Existing online
Escape, Abort, almost time
Where went the first wave?
Into the Ether, not to be saved?
The dog did ate mother’s toe.
The server ate daughter’s poem,
So?