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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic

The frustration that comes with NEW AND IMPROVED.

I'm a Same-O, Same-O,

Kind of person,

When it's new and improved,

Then it seems to worsen.

It would be really nice

If they left stuff alone

Then I would have far less

Occasion to groan.


At the market I don't buy "New and Improved"

'cause I know what those sneaky ones did,

It's going to weigh less, taste worse at best,

Or have a non-functioning, Revolutionary Lid.

Buying a car is just as bad to me

They say it's improved a revolutionary breed.

They say I'm a follower, but with this car I'll lead,

Then they add all that stuff that I really don't need.


Web-sites have grown worse

With their drop-down menu,

If I could find where they hid stuff

It might be a good venue.

And just as I understand

How to navigate some site

They up and change it.

Boy does that bite!


With Booksie, I was doing so well

It was easy, non-techie, and fun

Until they decided to improve it;

Now it's got my brain on the run.

My stories, I name them all "Short"

'cause on "BOOK" I lose Chapter 2

I've tried the HELP page so often

My mouse-hand is turning blue.




Well I finely found out how to publish

At the bottom of the page. Really Guys?

But to add a picture, forget it!

It tells me something, then lies.

I know that they are trying to be helpful

Within this writer's technological zone

With Drop-downs, colors, and fashion.

But I wish they had left it alone!





Their spell-check stopped working this week

And they're asking to sell me another.

I would buy it if I could send them a check

But they are too tech-ie for that. --- Oh Brother!



JE Falcon --- 02-01-2016

Revised ---01-09-2018

Submitted: February 04, 2016

© Copyright 2021 JE Falcon aka JEF. All rights reserved.

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Alice Irene

Great job. I love the over-all tone of the poem and how you are able to express frustration in still a somewhat comedic way.
x Alice

Wed, January 11th, 2017 10:54pm


Thanks, I try to.

Fri, January 13th, 2017 1:04pm

tom mcmullen

I agree.

Sat, January 6th, 2018 5:29am


Thanks Tom. Your comment reminded me to update this poem. I would like to add some things to my writing/editing but it seems that they can't do that without a credit card number. --- Oh bother!

Tue, January 9th, 2018 12:06pm

Soakie Peace/Stories of Devotions

Aww that was so FUNNY!! I love it, but it's true....God Bless

Tue, November 13th, 2018 7:30pm


God has, and thanks.

Tue, November 13th, 2018 11:57am


I always think it's funny when companies change their product to eb 'new and improved' and it's so bad everyone revolts and they have to go back to the original. There are some things which already work so well they don't need changing. I really enjoyed your poem, it was a bit humorous and highlighted a constant struggle in life.

Sun, November 22nd, 2020 6:08am


Thanks Archia, I guess with innovation, there is change, but when a person has to spend hundreds of dollars to buy something new every few years, that's not innovation, that's greed.
I'm waiting for the Tech-no-hammer; a $300 dollar devise that perfectly positions the nail to a precise 90 degree angle, then a computerized electronic actuator activates, which in turn drives the nail into the wood, (The computerized electronic actuator would be an add-on and it would costs another $400, on-line. Just think, for less than a $1,000 you will be able to put a nail in wood, WOW! --- LOL

Sun, November 22nd, 2020 1:03pm


Great work.Funny,smart and true!!Loved it!!

Mon, December 21st, 2020 5:25am


Good afternoon from Southern California, USA! And thanks for the reading.

Mon, December 21st, 2020 2:51pm

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