In Need of More Protection Than the Fifth Can Give


To Rhyme is Human; But To Write Something Totally Unreadable Takes a Computer

My daughter pointed out, as soon's I’d said it,
If I write a poem no one else will see,
Then still, it's guaranteed that someone's read it,
Even if that someone's only me.

I could write a program (when I find the time)
That would write in verse the garbage I would feed it;
When it’s finished, it’d be guaranteed to rhyme—
And so badly written, no one’d ever read it.

If you say that a computer is a person,
Then admittedly my strategy is blown;
The only way my circumstance could worsen
Is if my program's poem's better than my own.

                             —Anon A:\Mouse

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