Thursday, 23 July 2009

Q's Done It Again

He sent an email, asking 'What am I?' I thought Blogland should tell him, so here's his question in full:-

I hold sprinklings of dust and occasional hair
pulled out in frustration, or computer despair.
I carry remnants of biscuits, a sandwich or three:
splashes of fruit juice, coffee or tea.
My glossy key tops are like footprints in sand;
some letters worn off by repetitive hand.
The eventual demise of my N, O, P, Q
means it's out with the old, and in with the new.

Only polite answers please - remember I am his Mummy, no matter how old he gets! As such, I am allowed to be a lazy moo, and use his brain power, rather than mine, to fill today's blank blogpage. I wasn't born yesterday. Anything for an easy life...

20 comments:

  1. This is easy: a computer keyboard!

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  2. Yes, laptop or computer keyboard! certainly not a typewriter? :) teeehee - but that is so cute! love it!

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  3. Well, the first half is definitely my husband's t-shirt after lunch. *snort*

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  4. definitely a keyboard :)

    That was fun!!

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  5. Well I was guessing all over the place till we got to the key tops and letters. Keyboard!

    Lovely fun poem!

    Cheers!
    Lee

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  6. Congratulations on your ton!
    xxxxxxxxx Mutti

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  7. What else could it be but a well used computer keyboard.

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  8. Definitely the keyboard! lol

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  9. I also go with the keyboard answer. Now, please don't tell me we're all wrong!

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  10. How can Q see my cruddy old keyboard.. and how did he miss the cat hair? ;)

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  11. I am sitting with it infront of me.My face is getting redder and redder!

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  12. A keyboard, I'll venture. Actually, I'm happy to know that I'm not the only one who wears the letters off their keyboards. My E, D, C, M & N are gone. Good thing I learned to touch-type. Methinks the particular pattern of wear might perhaps be due to my habit of eating many meals at the computer, and having not quite pristine fingertips as I continue to work. You think?

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  13. Only the 'N O P Q'? He's lucky. I can count on one hand the letters that remain! ROFL!!

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  14. Sounds like I got it right ... a keyboard.

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  15. Okay, just to be different, a Carpathian zither.

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  16. Once it's been guessed, people, you can stop guessing....

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  17. Can't think of anything original to guess after all the above Jinksy!
    Do you fancy joining us on Wednesday for Inspiration Wednesday (see my blog today for details) - I would love to know which poet inspires your fantastic verse (must say Q seems to have inherited your talent too!)

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  18. Rhymeswithplague - don't be a spoilsport - how else would we get Carpathian zither or Angie's husband's T-shirt as answers?

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  19. Hi jinksy...I won't guess because it won't be one now... :)) but may I leave a hello to you from me?
    Smiles,
    Jackie

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