Lonely Typewriter Seeks Loving Home

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Lonely Typewriter seeks Loving Home

(Inspired by d.knape's 'Forgotten Typewriter' and dedicated to all those lonely typewriters waiting for a loving home)

I am a little typewriter
Sitting in the shop
I may look old and type-worn
But still can type full stops ..........

My keys are still together
My ribbon is intact
My 'a' through use so many times
Is just a little cracked


My 'z' and 'x' are as-new

Was not in office zoo

Sex industry I stayed clear of

I'm pure and virgin true


My backspace button sometimes sticks

And needs a little oil

Make sure you use typewriter type

Cos car oil clogs my coil


What more to say and sell myself?

Longevity is proven

Was first out of my factory

In 1927



I see you looking at me
Through the window shop
Please take me home and love me
Buy me now?, chop-chop ?


Don Matthews September 2019



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Don Matthews

Tue 24th Sep 2019 00:17

I wondered why my writer
Was always overheating
Steam rising, fingers racing
While I was on seat, seating....😎

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Ruth O'Reilly

Mon 23rd Sep 2019 12:34

Don you always write from a steaming typewriter!

Well oiled brain cells
Better than
Baby oiled pecs
No wonder
Pure typewriter
Stayed away
From all sex😉

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Don Matthews

Mon 23rd Sep 2019 12:26

You didn't know us writer types
Needed a bit of oil?
If not we are like cars Ruthy
We do if oil-less boil...😎

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Ruth O'Reilly

Mon 23rd Sep 2019 12:22

Glad to see Little Typewriter take it's rightful place on centre stage at last! I loved the thinking behind how much certain letter keys have been used. I never knew that type writers needed oil. There was a craze a few years ago for a short time to attach an old typewriter keyboard to a modern monitor which quite a work of art!

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Mae Foreman

Mon 23rd Sep 2019 09:50

Lovely piece, nostalgic and sweet and as always clever! 🎈


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