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desperado
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since 05-24-99
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FT Hood,Tx


0 posted 05-24-99 03:17 PM       View Profile for desperado   Email desperado   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for desperado

I challenge you all to write a poem about anything you did at work. it could be as simple as sweeping a floor to as complex as settling a multimillion dollar buyout. what ever you do for a living, put it here in poetry. minimuim wngth of 20 lines please. hehe
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Near golden sunsets


1 posted 05-29-99 02:50 PM       View Profile for Masked Intruder   Email Masked Intruder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Masked Intruder

Rush With Death

Silent statues swaying in the wind,
Callow soldiers in endless batallions,
Mark the Field of battle this bloody day.
One threat, one unending carnivorous threat,
Opposes them, entering through the portal
Positioned in the Netherwall; defiance runs.
Monstrous grumblings, rumblings in the ground
Penetrate into the heads, reverberating,
Vibrating, causing unending, yet subliminal pain.
A masquerade of death ensues as helpless
Soldiers rush the beast, Netherwall monster.
Thousands upon thousands are Mowed to the ground,
Like fish in a barrel full of mines.
Silent screams sound through the bright day,
Last utterance of a week-old race.
Shortened, cut down, annihalated,
Soon born again, rising from the bodies
Like a Phoenix from fire, they start anew,
Preparing again for the coming of the Netherbeast.
And the Engine is shut down, to cool in the Spring air.


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Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley


2 posted 05-29-99 09:01 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

(sorry it's a repost)
The Meeting

Silent screaming
words streaming
lips moving
nothing proving
endless chatter
empty matter
heart not beating
death by meeting.


Craig
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since 06-10-99
Posts 882


3 posted 06-12-99 01:42 PM       View Profile for Craig   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Craig

This is more about what I couldn't do at work!

DEAR BILL


Oh praise be to Billy you’ve done it again
We sacrificed pig a goat and a hen
Danced naked at Stonehenge worn sackcloth at dawn
And buried a bat and a toad in the lawn
But finally we got your software on this damn machine
Now we’re writing because we’d like to come clean
Seventy eight hours installation is a shit load of fun
But we really need to get this program to run

Oh Billy, oh Billy please heed our call
Your database is driving us half up the wall
Your cabs keep on crashing (which is kinda swell)
And to top it all we’re running the wrong DLL
Your video drivers careered off the tracks
We really need some help from your anoraks
It did work last Friday after ERROR = NULL
Just long enough to tell us the log file was full

We’ve shot the mail server, bought pigeons instead
We need your software like a hole in the head
Tony’s pulled all his hair out and you’ve driven Dylan to drink
Which wasn’t as hard as you might at first think
Dave’s still heavily into Basic, he’s living in a wood
Going steady with a flower child in a red riding hood
Pete let loose on Monday just jumped in his car
Said something about Poland and starting a war
I moved into Marketing, I’m doing all right
In fact I’ve an idea that I think just might
Sell to the public, with a slot on the tube
If we try pushing your software as the new Rubik’s cube

sea_of_okc
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since 06-15-99
Posts 595
Oklahoma City, OK, USA


4 posted 06-19-99 09:35 PM       View Profile for sea_of_okc   Email sea_of_okc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sea_of_okc

Mine is posted in the open forum titled "Computer Room Nightmare"
sheba57
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since 06-27-99
Posts 64
vincennes, in usa


5 posted 06-28-99 02:07 AM       View Profile for sheba57   Email sheba57   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sheba57

the worst thing has happened.
she died today. a mixture of alcohol and tylenol - one too many times.
her brother, sister-in-law and child came tonight to clear her things as if she were never here.
how my heart ached as i watched their tears.
what to say, what to do, today my job was shit.

~ celtic rose ~
RainbowGirl
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since 07-31-99
Posts 3167
United Kingdom


6 posted 08-04-99 06:07 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Sorry folks, but this entry under "Dear Bill" is making me laugh..so I brought it back....ROFL @

"If we try pushing your software as the new Rubik’s cube"

Hugs

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Sue
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since 08-04-99
Posts 407
France


7 posted 08-05-99 05:14 AM       View Profile for Sue   Email Sue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sue

I started a project today
The deadline is sometime next May
I just have to make it
I can't even fake it
Or my boss will have something to say.
redwriter1
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since 07-22-99
Posts 476
Franklin, TN


8 posted 08-07-99 01:09 PM       View Profile for redwriter1   Email redwriter1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for redwriter1

no poem about my work . sorry..

Let's just say it's
Disfunction Junction.....
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