AK - 47 ,
I encounter your expanded version of the poem on the se2600 board back in 2003. It had been slightly modified and CIA became TIA. For anyone who doesn't know, the 2600 group is an international, very loose, group of computer hackers (in the original meaning of the word - not the evil meaning concocted by the media). Local groups meet the first Friday of every month at 7:00pm - all over the world! Anyway, when I saw it posted it was listed as 'author unknown'. I wrote my own poem in response and aimed at the geek community. My poem, written on 10-4-2003 (look on se2600):
For that man upon the stair,
who must insist he's still not there.
For the things you do not say,
which is how he earns his pay.
For the tap upon your phone,
that hears the sounds when you're not home.
The time has come to take a stand.
It's up to us to take command.
Time to provoke, to get a clue.
It's time to prove what's said is true.
Is there a geek alive today
who can't outsmart the TIA?
So take that fear about the stair,
about your back, about your hair.
Don't be the target; don't run away.
Don't push his gaze upon my way.
Let's you and I and all us here,
teach shadow man to learn to fear.
Let's concentrate this very day.
Let's hear the words he does not say.
Let's make him cringe at sounds of steps.
Let's make his mind search out the depths.
Then all will see, even TIA,
that all geeks rule; they'll save the day.
It's a little 'cheerleady' but it got a good response from all the geeks I know.