a Poem for YOU -----------kinda long.

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Okay, I'm NOT a poet, but why not? This is for everyone here. (well let's limit that to seekers of truth)

Peacefully, Peacefully, I did sleep. Lulled by the tempo, Of the clutural beat.

Till that fateful day, I got on the net. Seek, and you will find, Was I knew, a safe bet.

Discriminately I chose, My sources with care. This doesn't sound good.... Gary sounds scarey, buyer beware.

I read & I read, searching far & wide. These people are nutso! Hang on for the ride.

Piece by piece, My understanding grew. When all of the sudden... I KNEW!

This isn't good. This is quite scarey! Oh No! I'm sounding like Gary!!

I try to warn others, They turn a deaf ear. Now for my sanity, I'm starting to fear!

I cling to my clippings, From my local news. Am I the only one with these views?

When what to my wondering eyes should appear? This wonderful forum, Who's posts made it clear.

There are others! There are others! (who don't always agree) GI's like me.

I still walked in a daze, For a week or two. y2k Was definately new.

Facts? You Demand? Hooray! Give them a hand!

Source please? This is too good to be true! How much I appreciated you, You never knew.

I have gone through phases, Up, down & between. Wanting to deny, What I had already seen.

So, I return here, and click on that link. More evidence, including the kitchen sink.

Hubby thinks I'm demented, When I laugh with the posts. What is so funny, About somthing morose?

So thanks to all, Whom here congregate. Keep up the good work, The hour is late!

-- Deborah (suddenly@embarrased.com), February 25, 1999


Thanks for sharing your poem, Deborah. You might consider hiring on as one of our poet laurea at Yourdon's Y2K Circus. I'm the head clown there but fancy myself a poet.

-- Donna Barthuley (moment@pacbell.net), February 26, 1999.

That's great Deborah. I can truly relate. This is a great forum isn't it?

A timely thank you in order for all those regulars and, of course, Mr. Yourdon, and his daughter Jennifer. Thank you all.

-- Suburb (an@metroarea.com), February 26, 1999.

Thanks, Deborah :-) Please excuse my confusion, but I've had to attend to some physical-world work, and have missed which Deborah is what. Are you also the Prophetess? The Yourdon Asylum enjoys poem threads ;-)

xxxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxx

-- Leska (allaha@earthlink.net), February 26, 1999.


Thanks for the offer! I'd be more comfortable, designing sets, posters, costumes and such.

Got Artists?


Yes, the Prophetess would be I. (I dropped that a while ago, it felt kind of silly) I think I explained the 'prophetess thing' in a thread a while back. Kind of a long dumb story.

-- Deborah the Prophetess (theBiggest@show.earth), February 26, 1999.

nice poem...especially at two in the morning...been cruising now for 2 months...quite new at this... In my limited opinion..I am starting to get the idea that things are going to get ugly...when I talk about it in the office...people get defensive and resentful, and quite evasive. I think panic is the only logical thing the masses will come up with. Only a few will really pay heed, unless quality information that has credibility to it is presented in a way that they can understand. You see, part of the problem with the public is that they don't understand computers enough to make a call either way. And they certainly don't know who they ought to listen to. anyway..nice poem... Rick

-- rick shade (Rickoshade@aol.com), February 26, 1999.

Donna, thanks, I enjoyed that.

Rick said, "when I talk about it in the office...people get defensive and resentful, and quite evasive. I think panic is the only logical thing the masses will come up with."

That's an astute reading.......defensive, resentful, evasive. Yes, people are beginning to understand, down deep. They don't get it, but they're worried. Interesting that they become resentful when the subject is brought up: "If you don't talk about it, it will go away."

And yes, I think that the end result will be panic.

-- De (dealton@concentric.net), February 26, 1999.

arE NOT RoSeS RED?????

ARE Not vIOLeTS BLuE???????


WHaT DOeS ThaT MAkE You??????

-- Dieter (questions@toask.com), February 26, 1999.


Sugar & spice & everything nice?

LOL, believe me, I've thought about that.....

Especially considering I have no problem reading/understanding your posts! LOL

-- Deborah (greatminds@think.com), February 26, 1999.

LOL, Deborah. Even scarier than being able to read Dieter's posts and laugh at them is agreeing with them!

-- Tricia the Canuck (jayles@telusplanet.net), February 26, 1999.

Deborah, funny you should mention artwork. As I was drifting off to sleep at 3am after fomenting craziness at the Yourdon Y2K Circus, I was thinking I'd fire up the Corel program and make us a poster....do you have such skills. I know we are just funnin', but sometimes a creative outlet is a good thing, when faced with the absurdity of Y2K and all the nonsense on the societal loudspeakers.

If you've a mind to, see what you can come up with. In the meantime...drift over to the circus thread and make yourself 'tahome'. We need to discuss costume motif, I had in mind something a al Cirque du Soleil, but just a bit more bent and yard sale accented. :-)

Thanks again for your poem...keep it up.

-- Donna Barthuley (moment@pacbell.net), February 26, 1999.

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