Hyperlink, an Eulogy

March 2, 2011 Posted by zachary

I wrote this little poem at work today. In the way of back story, I spent a good chunk of the last year working on some improvements to the custom CMS system to make it easier for larger websites to enter url hyperlinks into pages. Some sites were so large that the editor we used would crash when trying to load all the pages in their site. This past week, I was told that all efforts I put into this project have gone to waste and I had to revert all my changes. Since I poured my heart and soul into developing this, I felt I would put some heart and soul into burying it as well.

So here it is,

Hyperlink, an Eulogy

What life had seen to be so sweet
was tossed and torn upon its feet.
With hope and love it held on strong,
but fear and pain it suffered long.

With heavy heart we watched it lay
its face and heart fade to gray.
We look upon the plug of life
and ready to pull with much strife.

It gasps and sprawls with heavy breath,
as it succumbs to torturous death.
We turn away from the grief and pain,
that crashes and pours like heavy rain.

Its memory and life from memory fade,
as work carries on by the spade.
Whatever came from this work and toil,
will never see life and enjoy the spoil.

UPDATE: The Project Manager who oversaw this project read this poem this morning. I had put it in the update notes of the task so it took her a day to see it. She came over to my desk and told me I was nuts. I am glad she liked it.

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