Lo! It does cry thus!
Of tangled code and broken
bones – what did the
last
leave
behind?
It smells! It smells!

Of other ideas and coding
styles – Lo, what to do?
I will not touch this, I
will not change this – afraid
I am of this.
I will make –
excuse!
excuse!
I will not take the blame.

Oh, dearest fool – you think it new
for software to have years?
This is life – this work this is
what we’re paid to do.

Make it better, make it cleaner-
make it faster-
no one hears your cry!

Make a change, read a book
talk to a coding peer.
Just don’t lament the broken lines –
you’re responsible for it now.

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