I started penning poems in 2012, slowly petering off over the years; now only on occasion as the mood strikes. Hence the name of my poetry blog Inspired Verse
. Here (not energy related): one of the three limerick's I've ever written; and, now timely, a 2012 tribute to Turing on his centenary.
There was a young knight dubbed Gawain
Who refused to come out of the rain.
Wailed Mom, “You’ll catch cold!”,
Charged he, “But I’m bold!”
Yet rust in one’s suit is a pain.
Today we honour Alan Turing
a man whose activities during
the Second World War out at Bletchley
are forever in our minds etched; he
and his mates cracked the Enigma.
Still, he had to live with the stigma
of his gayness not being acceptable
yet he found it all delectable.
Despite what the history books say
that his tragedy was to be gay
we now hear his end may have been
a mishap, to much our chagrin.
But let’s not dwell on bereavements
and focus on his achievements.
Was he the ‘Father of Computing’?
Others, too, but I’m not disputing.
Thanks to the BBC for reporting this story