Ok so my relationship with zoom has been a tad problematic!


A fantastic new creation,
Prominent throughout the nation
Causes pensioners to fume,
When failing to connect with Zoom

What’s the password, which particular meeting
Remembering these can be defeating
Something else I need to know,
Do I require the audio?

Great, somebody’s let me in
But they can only see my chin
Adjust the chair or tilt the screen
I reply….”what do you mean“?

I spy you, so how can it be
That you, in turn, cannot see me
Check the icons along the top
This touching pictures has to stop

Now I can’t see my own face
Nice photo tho’, of my fireplace
Ok, I’ve turned it around
Plus I have acquired the sound

Settled down upon my chair
But suddenly there’s no one there
I did see them  waddle fingers
The mystery of that still lingers

Oh blast, I really cannot win
Time was up when I got in
Best skip their next appointment meeting
May be easier……to learn Tweeting

Glenys Halliday

About the author

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I have always written poetry but when my husband died suddenly I used it as a kind of therapy. I don’t usually share these unless I feel they will help someone in distress. The ones I share are mostly humorous intended to bring a smile in what I feel can be a very lonely world... I have written four booklets and now a Corona chronicles which is just twelve poems writ while I am in jail...oh sorry I meant lockdown. Am on my way for a second booklet.. Trying to make folk smile and take a minutes release from these difficult times helps me forget my sight problems..

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24th Sep 2020
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I just joined silver surfers yesterday and I have read all your funny poems I really enjoyed them good on you well done.
5th Sep 2020
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Haha. Excellent poem Glenys. You tell it right. Had all those issues when we first tried to join in a family quiz evening. It was frustrating, and hilarious at the same time.
5th Sep 2020
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I had an interview via zoom and as I really wanted this right......not like my usual fiascos I worked out if I put iPad to photo, reversed the screen I could see where I was placed on screen.....don’t forget to turn reverse back or you could be looking at your fireplace like I did lol
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Very funny Glenys - I am sure this will resonate with many! 😀

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