Legacy Systems Rock

 

An original poem by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Please read along to my Spoken Verse Performance.

 

 

VERSE 1

 

Primary caucuses in the Mid-West,

 

Produced a climate which was dynamic.

 

I lauded that style as being the best.

 

Then Iowa fell into a panic.

 

 

VERSE 2

 

Seems there was a kink in the annointing,

 

Of a victor for the Democratic party.

 

Votes were cast, then fingers started pointing.

 

After 3 nights, totals were still tardy.

 

 

VERSE 3

 

Ratings soared as the minds of pundits blew,

 

They couldn't conceive of such a problem.

 

One question asked by every IT crew:

 

What happened to the Legacy system?!?

 

 

CHORUS

 

Legacy!

 

Coming to the rescue.

 

Legacy!

 

The last regime blessed you.

 

With a system that is steady.

 

It won't crash when the wind blows.

 

So have that backup system ready.

 

If there's anything history shows,

 

It's that legacy systems rock!

 

 

VERSE 4

 

Overseen by those who aren't "enthused".

 

About the method some call Agile.

 

Heros who can't help feeling bemused,

 

When told that documenting can wait until...

 

 

VERSE 5

 

Next week, or when all the problems are solved.

 

And when they aren't called into a meeting.

 

Since their budget requests often dissolve,

 

Feel their heads, against a wall, they are beating.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Legacy!

 

Coming to the rescue.

 

Legacy!

 

The last regime blessed you.

 

With a system that is steady.

 

It won't crash when the wind blows.

 

So have that backup system ready.

 

If there's anything history shows,

 

It's that legacy systems rock!

 

 

VERSE 6

 

If their average day includes file formats,

 

Most put business needs above their careers.

 

While once treated as department doormats,

 

After Iowa, hello "Employee of the Year."

 

CHORUS

 

Legacy!

 

Coming to the rescue.

 

Legacy!

 

The last regime blessed you.

 

With a system that is steady.

 

It won't crash when the wind blows.

 

So have that backup system ready.

 

If there's anything history shows,

 

It's that legacy systems rock!

 

 

The End.

 

 

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