"Thanks for seeing me, dear God!"|
Said Bill Gates with a nod,
"Do you mind if we chat for a while?
That Lucifer chap
Has me in a trap,
Now I need You to help reconcile."
In His wisdom, God felt
"You know Windows--and DOS--
As before Him Bill knelt
That the young man had no avarice.
Bill seemed gentle and mild,
God looked down and smiled,
"Now let's see how you get out of this.... "
Was a smooth double-cross.
The devil, he didn't help much.
Though Mac was the best!"
Bill humbly confessed,
"I wish You had helped just a touch."
"You did not ask for help
Young Billy was slick
Now it's too late to yelp!"
Said the Lord, "So why ask me now?
I helped Unix and C
With the best pedigree,
And you ripped those off too, anyhow!"
As he showed his next trick,
"But look at the good deeds I've done!
The world now has NT
And Explorer is free!
Will you let Satan spoil all the fun?"
The Lord smiled at the lad--
Billy pleaded, "But how
He wasn't half-bad--
"Bill, good isn't just writing code!
And a lot of your stuff
Is really quite rough,
Which the devil tries hard to unload."
Can I work with You now?
My links with the ghoul I repent!
I'll let Netscape play,
Stop Apple's decay,
And help Steve Jobs look competent!
"Give Java Your blessing!
"Larry's just jealous
With no more transgressing
I'll make it work well with Explorer.
It's true that I'm rich,
But that's just something which
Comes with the job--why be poorer?
And Scott's overzealous,
But I'll screw up to boost all their claims.
If IBM is a problem
Then I'll simply gobble 'em
And force Intel to go to mainframes!
"This monopoly stuff
"I'll get on the stick
Is simple enough--
I'll pay Justice their million a day!
I'll simply inflate
Price on Win 98
By just five bucks to make it all pay!
With toned-down rhetoric,
And stop being arrogant and snooty.
I'll be gentler and kinder,
Heed the Justice reminder.
I promise to keep doing my duty!
"The WebTV thing
"I'll include a prayer
Was meant just to sing
Your praises in all of the media.
Taking over the church
Was simply a search
For ways to help those who are needier!
In Windows everywhere
Your glory to loudly proclaim!
Ted Turner gave away
A billion they say--
I'll give ten billion bucks in Your name!"
God looked down and smiled
On His babbling child,
"Bill, sainthood is not just a con.
Stop being so smart
Look in your own heart. ... "
He gently touched Bill--and was gone.
Read the 'pre-quel', You are Rich, Brother William