Bit BoyOnce upon a time in a virtual node,Bit Boy10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
a numerical child lived in executable abode.
Keystrokes for fingers and Ascii for toes,
lived well he did in this house with no woes.
Out of the void, sickness came in,
the "solid" window
gave quite a din.
The system is breached, the firewall impeached
Antivirus gave up, died down, was a leech.
My defences down,
profound holes, big and round,
inferior programming ,
Aliens browing my sectors with glee,
corrupting my friends, disregarding their pleas,
my windows now broken,
my roots being ripped open,
it lay there
with a blue warm glow
flashed ones and zeroes
as code was changed,
with silence, it bellowed
Death reared its head,
royal blue's what it said,
locking out fixes, leaving grey text instead.
All in all, what was bit boy to do?
His body retired,
only blueness ensued.
With one last resort,
he laid back and thought,
only if he reverted,
new flesh need not be bought.
Once upon a time