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Prayer for new joinees in perl monks

by jesuashok (Curate)
on Sep 01, 2006 at 03:35 UTC ( #570717=poem: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Dear Perl,

I pray to all the saints, to provide their help.
with their help I become a good saint soon.

"Keep pouring your ideas"

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Re: Prayer for new joinees in perl monks
by Fletch (Chancellor) on Sep 01, 2006 at 13:28 UTC
    I'm sad to say,
      I'm sorry to report
    But many new monks
      seem of a sad sort.

    They don't read the docs,
      they don't read the FAQs.
    Just expecting prompt answers
      dropped in their laps.

    You think they'll become saints;
      your hope looks misplaced.
    More likely the slackers may drive off
      the current lot, post-haste.
Re: Prayer for new joinees in perl monks
by talexb (Canon) on Sep 01, 2006 at 16:32 UTC

    Unless, in your stocking, you want coal,
    You knowledge seekers must know your role.
      Read before you post!
      That's what matters most.
    It's the journey that matters, not the goal.

    Alex / talexb / Toronto

    "Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

Re: Prayer for new joinees in perl monks
by zentara (Archbishop) on Sep 01, 2006 at 13:02 UTC
    Wouldn't it just be a slight matter of rewrite, to change it from letter to poem? Not trying to steal your poem, man. :-)
    To all the saints, I pray to provide their sage advice. for with their saintly help, I soon rise into their ranks.

    I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. Cogito ergo sum a bum
      foreach $saint (@saints) { $self->pray($saint); push @knowledge, $saint->advice(); $rank++ for $saint->help(); }
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