Tuesday, July 5, 2011

For ABC Wednesday

A “Y” Song (to the tune of “Yesterday”)

All my troubles seemed so far away.
But problems then showed up, as if to stay.
Though I believed in --

Something came to live in my hard drive,
A nasty virus that was real, alive.
No word of warning, just about midday.
I never will forget that –

I called my faithful old computer guy.
This time, it seems, he had an alibi:
He’d just left for his holiday.
In fact, he’d just left --

I like to think I’m good as blogging host,
But then I couldn’t even send a post.
The virus knocked my ‘pewter for a loop;
My very blog began to sag and droop.
But that was –

Today, the virus gone, my life is sweet.
I’m ready once again to meet and greet.
But I won’t soon forget the disarray
And all the mess that happened –


EG Wow said...

I hope your "yesterday" is far behind you now. :))

Francisca said...

After the laugh, I must echo EG... None of like those kind of yesterdays! :-D Well done... and no doubt that tune will stick in my head for days to come...

Helen said...

Couldn't resist singing this ... it was the first song I learned when I took guitar lessons!

Roger Owen Green said...

Macca would be proud of your rewrite!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Berowne said...

EG Wow: "I hope your 'yesterday' is far behind you now."
I've got my fingers crossed. :-)

Leslie: said...

I was singing along remembering my own "yesterday" when my "puter" was in the shop. Alas, it needs to go back for a final checkup before being hailed as healthy again! :D

Jingle said...

This is so cool poem on y.

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have fun!

Berowne said...

Jingle: "Sshare your poetry potluck week 42."
I tried, but I couldn't find the "InLinks" you mentioned...

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Thanks! I really enjoyed this!

ds said...

Terrible to suffer a virus like that. Your sense of humor stood you well--and I'll never think of that song in the same way again!
"All your troubles are so far away..."

Berowne said...

Roger O G: "MACCA would be proud of your rewrite!"
That's quite a compliment, Rog. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Loved this. I remember McCartney's working title for the tune was "Scrambled Eggs." Kind of goes with your predicament, no?

Here's to cootie-free tomorrows! Nicely played, Berowne! Amy

Berowne said...

Always great to hear from Amy. (Sings) "Once in love with...etc, etc." :-)

Kay L. Davies said...

I know how it feels, but with me it was my camera. I "lost" it. It wasn't in my luggage when I arrived in Vancouver. My husband couldn't find it when I phoned home and asked him to look. I phoned around to see if anyone had found it, then finally put an ad in the paper. Half an hour later I found in under a pile of clothes on the bed in the spare room.
Now all my troubles seem so far away.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

chiccoreal said...

Dear Berowne: Yesterday is gone; today is a song! Love this! I want to reinvent in new/old ways these covers in such stark impressively new verse! A Tale of Two Songs in the City! One sad and lamentable; the other Jolly Good! Fun!

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant,Berowne. x

Andy said...

Those viruses really suck, don't they?
I hope your "yesterday" won't be repeating itself.

Nicely done!

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is a very amusing, and cleverly written parody of 'Yesterday', one we can all relate to.

Kim Nelson said...

Freaking hilarious! Great parody, and humor-filled approach to dealing with an irritating issue.


Berowne said...

What a stimulating compilation of comments from chiccoreal, Elizabeth, Andy, Kerry O and Kim N -- thanks. :-)

Philip Thrift said...

Cute poem about the troubles with 'pewters!

Anonymous said...

Tomorrow, tomorrow, you'll find you way, tomorrow.

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