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Nite Before Y2K (Got this in an unknown)

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0 posted 09-19-99 09:59 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for PhaerieChild

> Twas the night before Y2K,
> And all through the nation
> We awaited The Bug,
> The Millennium sensation.
> The chips were replaced
> In computers with care,
> In hopes that ol' Bugsy
> Wouldn't stop there.
> While some folks could think
> They were snug in their beds
> Others had visions
> Of dread in their heads.
> And Ma with her PC,
> And I with my Mac
> Had just logged on the Net
> And kicked back with a snack.
> When over the server,
> There arose such a clatter
> I called Mister Gates
> To see what was the matter.
> But he was away,
> So I flew like a flash
> Off to my bank
> To withdraw all my cash.
> When what with my wandering eyes
> Should I see?
> My good old Mac
> Looked sick to me.
> The hack of all hackers
> Was looking so smug,
> I knew that it must be
> The Y2K Bug!
> His image downloaded
> In no time at all,
> He whistled and shouted,
> Let all systems fall!
> Go Intel! Go Gateway!
> Now HP! Big Blue!
> Everything Compaq,
> And Pentium too!
> All processors big,
> All processors small,
> Crash away! Crash away!
> Crash away all!
> All the controls
> That planes need for their flights
> All microwaves, trains
> And all traffic lights.
> As I drew in my breath
> And was turning around,
> Out through the modem,
> He came with a bound.
> He was covered with fur,
> And slung on his back
> Was a sackful of virus,
> Set for attack.
> His eyes-how they twinkled!
> His dimples-how merry!
> As midnight approached, though
> Things soon became scary.
> He had a broad little face
> And a round little belly,
> And his sack filled with virus
> Quivered like jelly.
> He was chubby and plump,
> Perpetually grinning,
> And I laughed when I saw him
> Though my hard drive stopped spinning.
> A wink of his eye,
> And a twist of his head,
> Soon gave me to know
> A new feeling of dread.
> He spoke not a word,
> But went straight to his work,
> He changed all the clocks,
> Then turned with a jerk.
> With a twitch of his nose,
> And a quick little wink,
> All things electronic
> Soon went on the blink.
> He zoomed from my system,
> To the next folks on line,
> He caused such a disruption,
> Could this be a sign?
> Then I heard him exclaim,
> With a loud, hearty shout,
> Happy Y2K to you all,
> This is a heck of a night!!!
> (author unknown)

Words lay dormant in the recesses of the mind til called forth to a labor of love. By WildChild

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1 posted 09-19-99 10:05 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Thanks for sharing WildChild, this was wonderful. LOL

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2 posted 09-22-1999 01:47 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

This was something else!!! Thank You for sharing this with us!!!


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