Remnants Left on the Web

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Words waiting for their day
Scheduled to save time
May be the last one types

What happens if I vanish?
No more stories can be told
And all my world goes still

Though it would trudge along
Posts and tweets are ready
Departing from a mind turned off

How long before they notice?
Would one report the loss
Or untouched comments be the clue?

The world is not the way it was
Death takes more time to settle
Because many still have statements
Lurking in the cyber-void

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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18 Responses to Remnants Left on the Web

  1. Arcane Owl says:

    Brilliant work. Loved the poem. So true 🙂


  2. Good one. You could schedule posts before the final kick and then no one would get it until you did not return the comments or likes. Then the readership would fall to zero.


  3. merrildsmith says:

    Nice job–it certainly makes one ponder. I’ve seen people’s FB pages after they’ve died. It’s weird, perhaps surreal.


  4. estyree says:

    This gave me shivers! Creepier because it is the complete truth of the matter. It’s almost like the technology is reverting us to a time when the news of deaths took so much longer to come around.


  5. A thoughtful commentary. And the perfect basis of a modern ghost story.


  6. One of the startups I was involved with had to do with automatic messages being sent in the event you failed to log into an account. These would contain your will, in a sense – your final videos and messages to loved ones.


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