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Lovable Bastard
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Boston-ish
2010-11-23, 20:59

I decided to take a break from my algorithms midterm with some of my English homework (Midterms are a bitch.) The assignment was to make a short poem, in any form.

The problem was, I couldn't stop thinking about my algorithms test! The next problem was on Dijkstra's algorithm and when the thoughts "poem" and "Dijkstra's algorithm" collided in my head, I immediately decided I had to write a poem about Dijkstra's algorithm.

It turned out okay. I used abac for the rhyme scheme, which is the simplest rhyme scheme ever, so it feels monotonous in places. But it's just about the silliest thing I've ever written and I wanted to share it with people who would get it

Dijkstra in Distress

I reach the vertex
According to plan.
Three edges extend,
Which one do I span?

Six beats eleven,
But loses to two.
The machine sends me off,
And updates the queue.

Only one edge is here,
Too heavy to take.
In reverse I must go,
For the path’s sake.

Edges I ignore
Eye me uncomfortably.
Must we always
Do this so greedily?

Reaching the next node
I hope finish is near.
When no edges remain,
The path will be clear.

A negative weight!
I progress no more.
Looks like you should
Have used Bellman-Ford.

Sadly, being a technology pundit is truly never having to say you’re sorry. You can be wrong for years and never lose your job.—The Macalope

Last edited by Kraetos : 2010-11-23 at 22:02.
Lovable Bastard
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Boston-ish
2010-11-27, 17:30

Nobody else has a treasure trove of bad poetry in their documents folder?

AppleNova, I am disappoint.

Last edited by Kraetos : 2010-11-27 at 17:59.
Veteran Member
Join Date: May 2004
2010-11-28, 22:34

I'm afraid I'm not much for writing poetry. I did write one poem which is in the Words thread; that's literally the only poem I have written outside of the ones I had to write for classes in high school.
Rocket Surgeon
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Whitby
2010-12-03, 22:40

You missed this one:

i Started a thread so ALL THe OSX on regular PC ideas would only be on one thread.
after they got sued by aPPLE.
Best poem EVAR.
Lord of the Rant.
Formerly turtle2472
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Upstate South Carolina
2011-01-24, 14:56


Oh how you taunt me.
Peeking your head from around the next corner with you fiendish grin.
I long for the time we can spend together but yet am pulled in too many directions.
There you peek at me again!
Life keeps moving no matter how hard we try to pause it.
Your grip is awesome pleasure.
What's reality with you?
You draw us all in with your promise of escape from the world around us.
You provide a world where anything is possible.
Yet you get lost in the crowded street again!
Like an addict chasing his next fix I run to you but you vaporize before my eyes again.
Which way was I going? Where am I heading? What's keeping us from meeting yet again?
There you go taunting me again from the couch but it's time for tea and rainbows.
I find peace in knowing I'll find you yet can't see you through that rainbow.
I know you're there, I hear you calling.
I head your way and clear the path. Nothing will stop me now.
What just blew up my wall? Time to repair...
Where did you go? I keep calling but you ignore me. I don't even hear you now.
You are so elusive. Hiding in plain sight. Others see you and even grip you.
Please show you face again. I need you in my embrace.
Why do you taunt me so? Why?
I'm tired of chasing you down. Time to just sit and wait it out.
And in that moment you embrace me. Peace is in this moment
You are everything I remember you to be and more. If only it could be longer in this moment.
Alas, time is not on my side.
You turn from me again and stick your thumb on your nose.
Why must you taunt me so!

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