by Valerie Waite (first published in the English National newspaper, the Daily Mail, on July 2nd 2004)
The computer swallowed grandma.
Yes, honestly it’s true.
She pressed ‘control’ and ‘enter’
And disappeared from view.
It devoured her completely,
The thought just makes me squirm.
She must have caught a virus
Or been eaten by a worm.
I’ve searched through the recycle bin
And files of every kind;
I’ve even used the Internet,
But nothing did I find.
In desperation, I asked Jeeves
My searches to refine.
The reply from him was negative,
Not a thing was found ‘online’.
So, if inside your ‘Inbox,’
My Grandma you should see,
Please ‘Copy’, ‘Scan’ and ‘Paste’ her
And send her back to me!
Thanks to about 15 people who have sent it to me at various times!