I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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7 April 2013

Frustration / Perseverance

I'm posting to my facebook photography group
over and over again — right now. I'd like 
to get to bed some time soon, preferably
without breaking down and screaming.
But it will not load and will not load ...

I am not the only one. Many complain.
Some give up altogether. I go on
repeatedly posting and posting, or rather
starting to post. Failing. Sometimes
the attempt spontaneously aborts.
The blue line dances backwards to nothing.
Sometimes it sticks half way or less,
and will not move to completion.

No matter if I select the image with a click 
or drag and drop. When it won't, it won't.
Seems to depend on the time of day —
when facebook is busy here
in the Southern Hemisphere, and also
when it's active in the North, no go. 
Have to time it right, but it's only guesswork.
Packing it in now. I'll try again tomorrow.

Poetic Asides April Poem A Day Challenge, 6: a post poem


  1. Who needs facebook when you have blogger? I still haven't been able to answer that question :-)
    Poetry is a good way to relieve frustration and this is certainly a novel sugject. Whole new vocab.
    Don't let it get to you.

    1. Writing it out was a great release! *Grin.*