On World Poetry Day today, I share one of my favourites. What's yours?

No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend's
Or of thine own were:
Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.
John Donne
Ode to Macafee
Richard Prime

You bought a new computer and you set it up today
You turned it on, it rang a bell but all it had to say
Was, hackers tracked your packing and your credit card is gay
You took yourself to pc world they said, here try this disk
Macafee anti-virus clears unnecessary risk
You turned it on, it rang a bell and then it disappeared
Your home computer's useless just as you had always feared

Macaffe, Macafee!
Who has used Macafee
A bright investment trader
Or a nerdy systems Taffy
The cracker with his coffee
Often flames without a care
For when the worms reduce your code
Macafee isn't there

You tried to uninstall it but Macaffee wouldn't go
you phoned a friendly expert but they said, I told you so!
You turned it off, you turned it on but still it wouldn't work
The hackers laughed and cackled while you slowly went beserk!
You wrote away to Norton and said, help me will you please?
The disk arrived next morning With a set of silver keys
You plugged it in, you turned it on but then it seemed to freeze

Macaffee, Macafee!
Who installed Macafee?
A Military coder
In an office near the NAAFI?
Your pc screen is empty
So you simply sit and stare
And when the virus purged your drive
Macafee wasn't there!

For a moment there was grinding then a howl and then a knock
While Norton anti-virus sent the hacker into shock
A bell was ringing wildly and a crowd began to roar
It seems that Norton's winning but Macafee wanted more
You sat there biting fingernails then hid behind the door
It wiped Macafee off the drive and now your pc's free
So let this be a lesson, Macafee's not for thee

Macafee, Macafee!
Who would use Macafee?
A dolite on a desktop
or a lout upon a lapi?
A trojan horse will canter
Over images you share
And when your streams are saddled up
Macafee is not there!
Rick, love the frustration that comes through :) Hard day at the interface, lol

Nice nod to Andrew Lloyd Webber - or did he crib from you?
Jillywills wrote: Rick, love the frustration that comes through :) Hard day at the interface, lol Nice nod to Andrew Lloyd Webber - or did he crib from you?


Mine, Jells, but perhaps some subliminal influence :)