With apologies to any/everyone, I present:
Neither a bombast nor a Luddite be
Upon reflection, there are reasons five
Why electronic books will make their mark:
Our greatest thoughts will ever more survive,
Free from risk of lover’s hasty spark.
A clever turn of phrase is swiftly search’d.
An instant! Text in hand, no more make haste;
Spend not one day beside a mailbox perched.
Consider trees, their oxygen laid waste.
If vision dim, enlarge the pixel’d word!
For those who sleep beside, a backlit heav’n.
Pay not a cent with Project Gutenberg!
And now the reasons numerate to sev’n.
For all these reasons, and for hundreds more,
The book with button’d power wins the score.
This week’s writing challenge asked writers to vote on whether they prefer digital books or paperbacks, then explain their choice in a blog post. If you can’t figure out how I voted, I have failed, utterly.