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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Cyber Communication (email, IM’s, etc) (11/04/10)

TITLE: Yahoo! I've Got Mail!
By Donna Emery
11/09/10


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My grandson, Scotty told me
That “email” is the rage
That everybody’s doing it
(Yes, even those my age.)
So, I signed up with “Yahoo”
Despite its silly name
To see what it is all about
And, now I’m glad I came.

I opened my first email
And it was very nice
An offer for some printer ink
At a tremendous price
Since I don't have a printer
I thought it a mistake
But what a nice, kind offer
For that company to make.

I opened up another
And what did I see, there?
A special cream to help me out
To grow some brand new hair.
Since I have curls aplenty
I will not need that potion
But what a lovely offer
For those who need hair lotion.

Here in my email “inbox”
I see another letter
It's all about some brand new pills
To make my love life better
It promised things I blushed to read
Things I won’t repeat.
(In my day, such things weren’t discussed)
I quickly clicked “delete”.

As if to go along with
That last indecent missive
Was one ad, for a dating place
Which seemed a bit permissive
I don’t think I will try it
I don’t think I’m quite ready
To meet the likes of Swinger Jim
Or Dungeonmaster Teddy.

Who knew how many things could be
Bought for such low prices?
Clothing, cars and cut-rate drugs
New clothes and car devices.
I could sell some real estate
Or just go back to school
(Or even lose 100 pounds
By eating lowfat gruel.)

Yes, I’m glad I’ve got email
Dear Scotty was so right.
For I have gained such benefits
Good fortune is in sight
I’ll soon be very wealthy
I’m sure of that fact; since
I’m going to get a fortune
From some nice Nigerian prince


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Anita van der Elst11/11/10
LOL! Really loud! Enjoyed this tongue-in-cheek poem!
Sarah Heywood11/12/10
I laughed out loud at this one - great job, great cadence. Fabulous!
Laury Hubrich 11/14/10
Hilarious:) I love the POV of this first time email user:)
Noel Mitaxa 11/16/10
What a riot - and riot on topic! Loved this. LOVL
Verna Cole Mitchell 11/17/10
I thoroughly enjoyed this romp through e-mail--excellently written.
Heidi Wallenborn11/17/10
Still chuckling! What a great read! Well done!
Gregory Kane12/04/10
I missed this earlier. Very droll, a fitting social commentary