My Tribute to Steve Jobs


Given up at birth
By an educated Syrian father
And an equally learned mother
Into the arms of loving,
Less lettered parents,
He whiled his way through school,
Perhaps surprising no one
When he left its rule to

Follow his own.

Racing time,
He molded masterful manipulatives,
Each designed elegantly to bring the world
To our fingertips

In easy, intuitive ways.


A solid friend,
Dependable, accessible, with a
Mouse that makes the Lion roar.


Bringing music to the masses,
A revolution in song sharing
Between artist and listener.


Our first fisted friend,
There on errands, walks and runs,
Fusing melody with life.


The iMac in our hands,
And an “app”licable library
For the future.


The iMac and iPod combined,
Simplified and squeezed
To a minimum, yet somehow more.

i’s galore,

iBook, iPhoto, iMovie, iLife, iWork,

But this “i” always,


(Written in memory of Steve Jobs by Tanya Parker Mills, October 14, 2011)

Originally posted 2011-10-14 10:10:16.