This Poem was Submitted By: Mark Steven Scheffer On Date: 2012-10-28 09:25:44 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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In Hac Spe Vivere Et Mori Statuo

                                                  You click on an impenetrable sign:                                                               "Mobileme is                                                                CLOSED."                                                   This will take some getting used to,                                                   Nonexistent things no longer existing.                                                   Your favorite diner closing is one thing.                                                   Aging, the feminine allure subject to vicissitude.                                                   The New York Giants moving to San Francisco.                                                   You were raised to deal with things like that.                                                    But Mobileme went.                                                   It saw nothing. It surrendered.                                                    The Latin apothegms have become queer.                                                   There will be no grandchildren.                                                    Mobileme is closed.                                                     If they close Google Translator, we are done for.

Copyright © October 2012 Mark Steven Scheffer

This Poem was Critiqued By: Rachel F. Spinoza On Date: 2012-11-17 09:50:47
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 1.00000
The world rolls on even in the event of such catastrophe as this! Yes, MOBLEME is closed - but does this rise to the height of Virtutes Theologicae? I love your ironic hyperbole. Do not despair dear Mark. We still have Babel-fish! And Poetic link still has you. How delicious.

This Poem was Critiqued By: Tony P Spicuglia On Date: 2012-10-31 09:43:22
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
MSS, I adore the dry humor here. Given the preponderances of services it seems that the –loss of but one- would not impact. But I recall my dismay at Powertools for AOL going tits up, and how much it impacted everything I did there. Then again, -never mind, I’m not going to rationalize- it just stinks sometimes- Isn’t it strange how Mobileme almost seems latin? And yes, to live- that is the overriding issue even during the dismay. Oddly, I just finished a Poem titled Mors, I doubt I will post it here, but the upshod is the lines- Est mors exordium est mors vel terminus? Not exactly to theme, but themed Ad nauseam nonetheless. Even in a piece such as this you have a gritty elegance. I have read this many times. It is worth my time.
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