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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Hacker or Virus (computer) (12/15/11)

TITLE: The Week After Christmas
By T. F. Chezum
12/23/11


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The Week After Christmas

’Twas the week after Christmas and all through the house,
The kids were unhappy, beginning to grouse.
The network was lagging, the internet slowed,
And the pages they wanted to view wouldn’t load

Amanda’s new tablet, with doodads and flare,
Was already crawling with tons of mal-ware.
While Jimmy’s cool laptop was making him squirm.
It picked up some spyware, a trojan and worm.

Then mom’s nice computer contracted a virus
She caught from a download of Billy Ray Cyrus.
And I was indignant, my forehead I smacked,
When I saw that my profile on Facebook was hacked.

So I called the help desk as quick as a flash
They answered and asked, “Is this credit or cash?
The man said, “I’ll check if there’s somebody near.
We’ll be out to help you. There’s nothing to fear.”

Then down from the corner we heard a loud skid
From the guru of networks in his fuchsia hybrid.
With a little technician so portly and meek,
I couldn’t help thinking, “Man, this guy’s a geek.”

I heaved a loud sigh from relief that I felt,
But I laughed when he put on a purple tool belt.
He battled the viruses, banished them all
And then he installed a protective firewall

And when he was finished he gathered his gear.
He fixed all our problems, which caused us to cheer.
Then I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight,
“Happy surfing to all and to all a good night.”


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Benjamin Graber12/29/11
I loved this! Not only is the way you approached the subject hilarious, but the rhymes and the twist on the famous poem added to the humor. Great job!
CD Swanson 12/29/11
Perfectly divine! I loved how you turned the "famous poem" read in so many households throughout the years- and turned it into your "own." Great job. Spot on with the topic and great ending.
God Bless~
Kelvin Fowler12/30/11
Lovely poem, but sorry am from a different culture so do not know the famous one.

But I liked yours for what it was.
Allison Egley 12/30/11
Oh, this is great. I especially like the arrival of the computer repairman. :)
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 01/04/12
This is brilliant. It was a fun read. You make rhythm and rhyming look easy which I know it is not.
Linda Goergen01/04/12
What a fun and well done parody of “Twas the night before Christmas.” I enjoyed the read!