Oneta 84

Hail to the mighty internet,

My hat is off to thee.

Without you I am helpless,

As helpless as I can be.

       I have no internet.


All my gadgetry is no good

I didn’t journal as I should.

No email, no face book, and no blogs.

Most fun all week was sawing logs.

       I have no internet.


Lay paper on table, take pencil in hand

Speak to my brain and make a demand

“Write, Woman, you still have a brain.

Words will bloom like flowers in the rain.”

       But I have no internet!


The week without internet made me so weak

No words befitting to tweak, write, or speak.

       Because I have no internet!


Now my  “techie” got back,

Placed the “net” back on track,

Of words I now have no slack.

So the word-drought has ended.

And my troubles are mended.

But I must not be long winded!

       Because I do have internet!







About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. gifted50 says:

    A poetic soul. Yes a life without internet drives ua a bit bonkers.

  2. Sally says:

    Very poetic !
    I can relate.
    We live on a finger of land jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, and thus we have internet interruptions too. 😊🌷

  3. shoreacres says:

    It’s a pain when it happens, for sure. Good to see you back!

  4. ivor20 says:

    Gorgeously captured Oneta… a run-a-way internet !!….Although I still write with my pencil on paper everyday…..

    • oneta hayes says:

      I write a check when I have to and make grocery lists. Both times I am convinced that I write like an old woman. 😀 There was a time when I was rather proud of my handwriting.

      • ivor20 says:

        I understand, my handwriting has become sloppy, but I keep persisting, because the process of seeing my handwriting pleases me greatly… 18 months ago, after my stroke, I could not write. 🙄😊🌏

  5. Lady Quixote/Linda Lee says:

    How did we ever live without the internet?

    • oneta hayes says:

      My mom wrote stories, family history, county history and other things as needed without even a typewriter. She had arthritis too. Oh, we are spoiled, aren’t we?

  6. Lord knows—I’ve been wondering where you’ve been—I feared now silent like Kathy has chosen as these days are so heavy…
    I need to hear some clarity!!!
    Yay to have you back!!!!!

  7. ReNee says:

    So glad you’re back!!! 😘

  8. atimetoshare.me says:

    Isn’t it maddening to be without technology? We have become so dependent on it. I agree that we should be bold as Christians as we speak to a dying world. I have found that when I do so, I’m met with great anger. I’m tired and frankly have distanced myself from the news, talk radio and the conversations I hear. When I do approach any topic I’m often referred to as a bigot, a racist, a homophobe, sexist, misogynist, out of touch, hypocrite and many other names. I have words that would maybe be useful in people’s understanding of His people and love for them, but I feel I can’t deliver them right now. They just fall on angry ears.

    • oneta hayes says:

      The “power” is on the side of the reactionaries for sure. I believe, Kathy, and I think you agree with me, God is allowing us to reach the “not a thing I can do or say” and humbly trust and depend on him. BUT that does not mean to do nothing. First off we pray, and we watch for ways to be his hand (or words) extended. Perhaps that will yet be in the form of a blog, but not necessarily. For sure, I am thankful for the ones who speak up and let me know I am not alone. Truthfully I enjoy watching the arrogant fall. Is that okay? Hope so.

      • atimetoshare.me says:

        Your wisdom is a great encouragement to me. Everything’s seems so intense now. Is it because I’m getting older or because I’m longing for heaven? I believe as you that God speaks through us, but I’m finding it hard to see any good in this.

        • oneta hayes says:

          Different people have different gifts even when it comes to writing. Your blog is filled with beauty both in art and poetry. I understand. Watch and see. God will turn it to his glory. Meanwhile his glory is still magnified in beauty. By the way, everything seems intense now because everything is intense now. 😀

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