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Ode to the Mainframe

O Mainframe, O Mainframe!
Thou system most fair and lovely!
The sight of thee at execution,
Spreads hope and gladness far and wide,
Oh Mainframe, O Mainframe
Thou system most robust and fast!
How Long is it going to Last?

O Mainframe, O Mainframe!
Thou hast a wondrous MQ message:
O Mainframe, O Mainframe!
Thou hast a wondrous CICS response time,
Thou dost proclaim the green screen machine,
As good will to users and ATM's on earth
O Mainframe, O Mainframe!
Thou hast a wondrous network,
Results thy have, but thy face not pretty!

O Mainframe, O Mainframe!
You stand in verdant beauty
O Mainframe, O Mainframe!
You withstand numerous attacks,
Your screens are green in summer's glow,
And do not fade in winter's snow
O Mainframe, O Mainframe!
You stand in sturdy massiveness,
How Long is it going to Last?

O Mainframe, O Mainframe!
How thick is your swamp?
O Mainframe, O Mainframe!
Your presence here enhances,
Your long lasting glow does glisten bright,
Reflecting all the bits and bytes of light
O Mainframe, O Mainframe!
Are you a stricken dinosaur?
Have you fallen in the mud pit?
Or has your name been distributed?