Throwback Friday, Australian Reindeer, a Christmas Story, by Ivor Steven

Only 2 weeks until Christmas Day, and I don’t think I’ve posted this poem before on ‘Go Dog Go Cafe’. and there is always a place in one’s heart for funny Christmas story…

Australian Reindeer

I’m waiting in the queue

To buy my concession postage stamps

Finally, at the counter

I present my Australian Post Card

Yet another plastic piece to scan

“Sorry,” said the office clerk,

“But you been archived!

My mind goes clunk

“What does that mean?”

I said to the clerk,

“I’m here, mostly alive!”

“You’ll have to call Australia Post.”

Oh well, away I go, to phone-up

I’m waiting in the queue

On hold for twenty minutes

Finally, “Hello sir, can I help you?”

After giving him my personal details

I explain my situation,

That the computer said

“I’ve been archived!”

The operator said, “That’s strange. Please wait.”

After a few minutes, he speaks

“Hello Ivor,” (he knows my name!)

“It seems you’ve been deleted from the system.”

Now, my old-timer’s brain

Grinds to a panic halt

Not only have I been archived

But now I’m deleted!

Am I digitally dead?

Has my cyberspace cloud flown south?

After a few minutes, the operator again speaks

“Don’t worry, Ivor.”

I swipe the robotic dribble from my chin

“If you use your same card number

And apply for a renewal

You’ll be re-installed into our system.”

Re-installed, that sounds positive!

So off I trudge

Back to the Post Office

To fill in the application form

Here I am again

I’m waiting in the queue

So, this is Christmas!




Ivor Steven (c) December 2020

G’day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I’m an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I’ve been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I’ve been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems. View all posts by ivor20 

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