to commemorate the closing of the last typewriter factory, I wrote a little poem.
Time of the Typewriter; an ode
written by Michelle Nielsen
Late 1800’s thou wert a marvel,
made those who wrote at ease.
Neat letters replaced
No more vials of spilled ink.
The writing desk would be replaced
by a device so filled with keys.
As it evolved it grew complex,
some could now erase,
power brought haste and speed.
The secretary now had a task
to learn an unwieldy beast.
But time marches on,
and inventions grow
things soon would be replaced.
From a simple learnt writing device
now comes a database.
The typewriter once so important
from writers to businessmen,
becomes obsolete in the times
where computers now serve them.
Copyright © Michelle Nielsen 2011