Steve Jobs 1955-2011
Steve said - 'I needed to change somethin' , coz
What I'm doin' now ain't what I'd do
if today woz the day I'd conk out'.
I looked at his exclusive apple store,
where his apples were too good to eat.
Then he went out and bought drawing pencils
and started to draw letters like a kid in primary -
he asked me - ' How do you spell apple?'
He never could spell it right so instead
he drew a picture of an apple
The drawing looked so good I felt like
biting into it and bit.
Steve asked me -'Hey, kiddo, wotchyugonnado
if you gonna meet your maker today, uh?'
I gaped at him and said - 'Why, if this fuckin' day
is gonna be my last fuckin' day on this fuckin' world
I'm gonna go home straight and grab my dawg Sancho
I'll lie on the cool bare floor and pull him close and smell
his shampooed fur deep and it'll be warm and I'll go to sleep
I'll go to sleep till I die 'coz the last thing I'd remember is the smell
of my dog and the last thing I'd feel is the warmth of his love'.
"I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something."
Steve was a guy I had greatly admired. I could never buy an Apple or Mac or Ipad or Ipod but have
touched them and fiddled with them all the time my jaw kept getting dropped.
Steve, if you are up there with the Grand Old Man, do design something for him so that he can make better humans. And Steve, apple is spelt A-P-P-L-E, got it? See you sometime!
******** Balachandran V, Trivandrum