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    Poem

    I wrote a poem for my creative writing class...

    Programming

    It can be confusing,
    And sometimes amusing
    And sometimes it seems like youíve won.
    Then you look back,
    And see youíve lost track
    Whereís that missing semicolon?
    And then there are days
    When you just have to say
    I canít get anything right.
    The compiler is broken,
    Microsoft has spoken,
    Iím just giving up the fight.
    Why is this code
    So hard to mold?
    There must be an easier way.
    I canít see
    Whatís happened to me
    Why do I waste my days?
    Anyways...
    "Think not but that I know these things; or think
    I know them not: not therefore am I short
    Of knowing what I ought."
    -John Milton, Paradise Regained (1671)

    "Work hard and it might happen."
    -XSquared

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    Pretty good! However, if you had to present it to anyone else in the class, you will assure your status of "biggest nerd in the class" .
    Do not make direct eye contact with me.

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    That was actually pretty good imo, lol

    The compiler is broken,
    See! I knew it! I'm not the only one who blames the compiler!

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    I vote this becomes the CProg National Anthem.
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    "Circular logic is good because it is."

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    Why is this code
    So hard to mold?
    This doesn't rhyme.
    It's not even slant rhyme.

    Fix these lines, and you have a winner.
    c++->visualc++->directx->opengl->c++;
    (it should be realized my posts are all in a light hearted manner. And should not be taken offense to.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidP
    I vote this becomes the CProg National Anthem.
    i second that. =)

    good poem. nice esearch of vocab too

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    Quote Originally Posted by whackaxe
    i second that. =)

    good poem. nice esearch of vocab too
    .... what vocab are you talking about?
    not like he used any big or complicated words.. like syntax..

    he used code, compile, and microsoft...
    c++->visualc++->directx->opengl->c++;
    (it should be realized my posts are all in a light hearted manner. And should not be taken offense to.)

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    what i meant is that he didn't choose the easyest rhyme he could.

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    Thanks guys

    This doesn't rhyme.
    It's not even slant rhyme.
    Yeah I was having trouble coming up with something for those lines...The teacher only gave us about 20 minutes to write the poem so I was in kind of a rush.

    Maybe this is a better ending:

    It's always the same
    The code's too hard to tame
    There must be an easier way.
    I wish I could see
    Whatís happened to me.
    Why do I waste all my days?
    "Think not but that I know these things; or think
    I know them not: not therefore am I short
    Of knowing what I ought."
    -John Milton, Paradise Regained (1671)

    "Work hard and it might happen."
    -XSquared

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    I think that is really good. Most poems are people complaining about something stupid. But your complaining is actually interesting, and it actually rhymes

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