I wrote my car in Perl, my project for today,
I started with use gas, and proceeded on my way,
But a friend who's eco-friendly, and perhaps a bit eccentric,
Changed it to require, and Acme::clean::electric,
And that's when things got strange, and all about was hectic,
Though, searching through the code i was not able to detect it.
I wrote my bed in Perl, to sleep upon my code,
I dreamt a fairy came, and turned me into a toad,
I hopped upon my pillow, bellowing, "oh gribbit!"
"If my princess frog arrives, the kiss, but who will give it?"
I woke up in a sweat, and after just a minute,
I fixed a nasty bug, and tons of others in it.
I wrote my house in Perl, to save a bit of rent,
I still don't have the money, nor an idea where it went,
But on that fateful day, when my friend came and arrived,
He found so many bugs, we're amazed that i survived,
Well, there was a patch or two, without a thought contrived,
That worked in the short term, but was longevity deprived.
And that's my life of code, which worked until a friend,
Or unconscious source, showed me what had to bend,
I might just try again, but plan before i do,
To use others' advice, (and check on CPAN too,)
For though it's great homemade, and i do adore home brew,
It usually is better, to sit and think things through.