by Cpl. Robert Lin Cook
Jan 1942-Sep 1945

I got this computer
a good one
 you can see,
only thing about it,
it’s got more brains
than me.

I try to tell it what to do,
sometimes it will agree
but mostly it has
a notion to do
what’s right for me.

I argue with it every day,
mostly I don’t win,
the way that it treats me
it really is a sin.

The thing about it
at this time and
I really do agree,
I could not get
along without it
wherever I may be.

So I guess I'll keep it
but do not ask me why,
it is enough
aggravation make
make a gyrene cry.

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The author: Robert Lin Cook served with Reg. Weapons Co. (2d-2d) from 1942-44, at Guadalcanal and Tarawa during a 33-month overseas tour.

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