I hereby challenge you to a programming poetry smackdown.

kelly profile image Kelly Vaughn ・1 min read

Give me your best poem. Here are two of my favorites:


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Andy Lamb

There once was a curious person,
Who wanted learn of recursion.
They searched Wikipedia,
It couldn't be easier.
For recursion, please see 'recursion'.

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Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Control+C does not work for me

shebang shebang
my eyes hurt from typing
shebang shebang
my mind hurts from thinking
shebang shebang
my butt hurts from sitting
shebang shebang
my heart hurts shes leaving
shebang shebang
I'm coding instead of sleeping
shebang shebang

Also for those who may not know what's a shebang (!#)

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Davyd McColl

(not totally original, but I've actually used this for a 404 page):
The end point you seek
cannot be located but
endless others exist

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Phil Ashby

Nice :)

Had this as mine for a few years: ashbysoft.com/whoops

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Ryan Rousseau

alloc, dealloc
managing memory, cake
segmentation fault

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Tyler V. (he/him)

Might have to revisit this thread, but for now:

dechamp profile image

Brain brain gone away, these bugs will forever stay.

It’s broke it, it’s fixed, who knows what I did.

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Frederik πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»βž‘οΈπŸŒ Creemers

Roses are #F00
Violets are #00F
I've coded myself into a corner,
because hex codes don't rhyme;

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Kirill Shestakov

Begin your day, feels okay,
Click-clack, fix a bug,
const and var, review a PR,
And deploy the front-end at the very end.

Time to go home and disappear,

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Andrew McKeever

Why is this broken?
Maybe I'll run it again?
Well, why did that work?

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Brandon Dimperio

Roses are red, Violet is blue. I learned F# and you can too.

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Aadi Bajpai

I do not work out
Stuff doesn't work out for me
This is not a haiku

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Paul O'Neill
simov profile image

Classes, Abstractions, and DRY - things that made me look clever
Closures, Curry, and Composition - things that made my whole life better

fprime profile image

How does it work?
I will open the black box
It's written in C

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John Paul Ada

Bookmarking this for the day a brilliant programming poem idea pops up in my head.

thecuriousone profile image

(first attempt)

Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a while loop,
No escape from infinity.

Open your eyes,
Look up to the screen and see,
I'm just a small bug, I'm here to irate,
Because I'm easy come, hard to go,
Little deep, little more,
Any way the code flows doesn't really matter to me, to me.

Mama, just quit my job,
Put a gun against my head,
Pull the trigger, blow my head.
Mama, I can't do this no more,
And now I've gone and thrown it all away.

Mama, ooh,
Didn't mean to make you cry,
If I'm not back again at this time tomorrow,
Carry on, carry on as if nothing really matters.

Too late, my time has come,
Sends shivers down my spine,
Body's aching all the time.
Goodbye, everybody, I've got to go,
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth.

Mama, ooh (any way the state flows),
I don't wanna code,
I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all.

I see a little silhouetto of a wiz,
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fix-at-to?
Thunderbolt and lightning,
Very, very frightening me.
(Click) Tap.
(Click) Tap-Tap,
Tap-Tap Taaaaap

I'm just a poor coder, no code loves me.
They are a code wiz, with great skills,
Spare me my life from this monstrosity.

Easy come, hard to go, will you please run my code?
Bismillah! No, it will not build nor run. (Stupid bug !)
Bismillah! It will still not run. (Stupid bug!)
Bismillah! It will still not run.. (Stupid bug!)
It will still not run.. (Stupid bug!)
Never ever give up (Never, never, never, never let it go)
Oh oh oh oh
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
Oh, mama mia, mama mia (Mama mia, let it go.)
Beelzebub has send a code demon for me, for me, for me.

So you think you can annoy me and just lie to me?
So you think you can compile or just leave me be?
Oh, baby, can't do this to me, baby,
Just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here.

(Ooooh, ooh yeah, ooh yeah)

Nothing really matters,
Anyone can see,
Nothing really matters,
Nothing really matters to me.

Any way the code blows.

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Dan Conn

Roses are ReNullPointerException

fyodorio profile image

I don't want to provoke you
but as a matter of fact
Angular is better
than React...

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Hugues Tennier
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Daragh Byrne

Haha this is great, in my spare time I write non-programming poems :)

kekee254 profile image

Day 1:
Beep beep..ohh do not trip
Sever starting...
Seee...you got whipped
No more stacking..

Say no more. Just an exception!

Pheew!...I got logged out
No more working.