in reply to Ode to 404

Just a few of the ones I know

"It is said, "To err is human," That quote from
alt.times.lore, Alas, you have made an error, So I
say, "404."

Double-check your URL, As we all have heard before.
You ask for an invalid filename, And I respond, "404."

Perhaps you made a typo -- Your fingers may be sore --
But until you type it right, You'll only get 404.

Maybe you followed a bad link, Surfing a foreign shore
You'll just have to tell that author About this 404.

I'm just a lowly server (Who likes to speak in metaphor),
So for a request that I don't know, I must return 404.

Be glad I'm not an old mainframe That might just dump its core, Because then you'd get a ten-meg file Instead of this 404.

I really would like to help you, But I don't know what you're looking for, And since I don't know what you want, I give you 404.

Remember Poe, insane with longing For his tragically lost Lenore. Instead, you quest for files. Quoth the Raven, "404!"

"Pain is weakness leaving the body, I find myself in pain everyday" -me