Typing (A Poem, #19, Written in 1963)

Advance: Initially written, 1963, on the age of 16-years previous. This poem was put into the Washington Excessive Faculty newspaper (St. Paul, Minnesota), my typing instructor noticed me penning this poem, and never doing my required work, and gave it to the journalism instructor, and it was revealed. My first revealed work/poem #19. It’s humorous, as you learn it, close to the final traces it reads “You could comprehend it from the Twentieth to the twenty-first century.” Written 44-years in the past, I used to be predicting my future, and I nonetheless do know how you can sort. This poem was additionally put into my first e book, “The Different Door,” written in 1980, and revealed in 1981, no a basic and arduous to search out. Throughout my Excessive Faculty days, I did not write all that a lot, maybe 17-poems complete, from the age of 11 to 16, after which a number of extra thereafter.   typing test

Typing

Typing is enjoyable

With slightly play

I might sort

Virtually all day.

Take a look at your e book

Sit up,

It is simply as straightforward

As baking a cake.

In fact it takes time

However what doesn’t?

Every part takes time,

Even a clock.

Simply consider the enjoyable

Watching your fingers go ‘spherical,

Or trying on the e book

Go down, down, down.

And whenever you’re on the backside,

You would possibly really feel like me-

Drained, worn out,

Like historic historical past.

However nonetheless you’ve got realized

What you’ve got performed that day,

And it’s possible you’ll comprehend it

‘Til Tuesday.

In fact, in the event you’re good,

I imply, like me,

You could comprehend it from the

Twentieth to the twenty-first century.

Nicely, do some typing

It will not do any hurt

Offer you a grade

With slightly attraction,

And even slightly muscle

In your arms.