My Mouse is Misbehaving

A Funny Computer Poem for Kids

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From the book The Biggest Burp Ever

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My mouse is misbehaving
and my keyboard’s on the fritz.
The computer’s not computing,
but is dropping bytes and bits.

The hard drive’s click-click-clicking
and the printer’s spitting ink.
The CD’s started stuttering.
The screen is on the blink.

The memory is failing.
Things are grinding to a halt.
And, even worse, I realize
it’s probably my fault.

I thought it would be funny.
It was really just a joke.
I never thought the whole computer
might go up in smoke.

I guess I learned my lesson:
When it comes to your PCs,
it’s best if you don’t ever try
to feed the mouse some cheese.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2014. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 3

Topics: Animal Poems, Food Poems, Science and Technology Poems

Poetic Techniques: Descriptive Poems, Imagery, Irony, List Poems, Onomatopoeia

 


From the Book The Biggest Burp Ever


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