Twas the Night Before Y2K

Author unknown (to me)

Twas the night before Y2K
And all through the nation
We awaited The Bug
The Millennium sensation

The chips were replaced
In computers with care,
In hopes that ol' Bugsy
Wouldn't stop there.

While some folks could think
They were snug in their beds
Others had visions
Of dread in their heads

And Ma with her PC
And me with my Mac,
Had just logged on the Net,
And kicked back with a snack

When over the server,
There arose such a clatter
I called Mister Gates
To see what was the matter

But he was away,
So I flew like a flash
Off to my bank
To withdraw all my cash

When what with my eyes
Should I see ?
My good old Mac
Looked sick to me

The hack of all hackers
Was looking so smug
I knew that it must be
The Y2K Bug !

His image downloaded
In no time at all,
He whistled and shouted,
Let all systems fall !

Got Intel ! Go Gateway !
Now HP ! Big Blue !
Everything Compaq
And Pentium too !

All processors big
All processors small
Crash away ! Crash away !
Crash away all !

As I drew in my breath
And was turning around
Out through the modem
He came with a bound.

He was covered with fur,
And slung on his back
Was a sackful of virus
Set for attack

His eyes - how they twinkled !
His dimples - how merry !
As midnight approached though
Things soon became scary

He had a broad little face
And a round little belly
And his sack filled with virus
Quivered like jelly

He was chubby and plump
Perpetually grinning
And I laughed when I saw him
Though my hard drive stopped spinning

A wink of his eye
And a twist of his head
Soon gave me to know
A new feeling of dread

He spoke not a word
But went straight to his work
He changed all the clocks
Then turned with a jerk

With a twitch of his nose
And a quick little wink
All things electronic
Soon went on the blink

He zoomed from my system
To the next folks on line
He caused such a disruption
Could this be a sign ?

Then I heard him exclaim
With a loud hearty cry
Happy Y2K to all
And kiss your PC good-bye!