Computers and Poetry

Computer Limericks

A programming genius called Sewter
Built a limerick-writing computer.
The metre was fine
and the rhymes quite divine
But for some reason the damn thing always got the last line wrong.

A programming genius called Hugh
Said 'I really must see if it's true.'
So he wrote a routine
To ask 'What's it all mean?'
But the answer was still '42'.

I googled my name with aplomb
but wasn’t prepared for the bomb
I needed a drink
when I clicked on the link
it sent me to!

I met her in chat, she was neat
her photo was pretty, petite,
we met for a meal
I saw her for real
I screamed and then ran down the street!

I went on to facebook for fun
and said I was George Bush’s son
the emails were bad
telling me to kill Dad
and one of them sent me a gun!

A computer, to print out a fact,
Will divide, multiply, and subtract.
But this output can be
No more than debris,
If the input was short of exact.!