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Breathing Deep....

by BJ_Covert_Action (Beadle)
on Apr 15, 2009 at 08:04 UTC ( #757582=poem: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

A company so dark and stagnant,
Old code thrives, purely habit.
C dependency and hell,
FORTRAN syntax, biting smell.
Engineering frozen, not progressive,
Analysis no more impressive.
"Why, oh why!" I cry in boredom,
"Does my job feel so postmortem?"

Then shining through the sky doth come,
Perl blazing, light and fun.
Code is changed, tools rewritten.
No longer lost-library-bitten.
Regex here and context there,
Without our Perl, life is fear.
Scalars, arrays and even hashes,
Escaping habits with backslashes.

Oh will they see? Oh can they hear?
Perl prevailing another year.
"Rewrite the world!" This language screams,
I'll do my part and sleep easily...

Comment on Breathing Deep....
Re: Breathing Deep....
by bibliophile (Parson) on Apr 16, 2009 at 13:50 UTC
    I love this line:
      "Why, oh why!" I cry in boredom,
      Does my job feel so postmortem?
    
    :-) Nicely done!

      I'm glad you liked it. Thanks to everyone for reading =)
Re: Breathing Deep....
by Anonymous Monk on May 25, 2009 at 16:22 UTC
    I like it how it started as if it was sad and the writer seem he was bored with his work and life. But at the end it shows that no matter how you feel life your life is a total blue, at the end of the day, their is always a rainbow
Reaped: Re: Breathing Deep....
by NodeReaper (Curate) on Jun 04, 2009 at 04:34 UTC

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