Old code thrives, purely habit.
C dependency and hell,
FORTRAN syntax, biting smell.
Engineering frozen, not progressive,
Analysis no more impressive.
"Why, oh why!" I cry in boredom,
"Does my job feel so postmortem?"
Then shining through the sky doth come,
Perl blazing, light and fun.
Code is changed, tools rewritten.
No longer lost-library-bitten.
Regex here and context there,
Without our Perl, life is fear.
Scalars, arrays and even hashes,
Escaping habits with backslashes.
Oh will they see? Oh can they hear?
Perl prevailing another year.
"Rewrite the world!" This language screams,
I'll do my part and sleep easily...