THE WOES OF A WIFE.... A Poem on a "CCIE-to-be" from my Wife


Loneliness, boring hours and silence is for me,

meet me i'm the wife of a CCIE-to-be,

Nothing to do but to read the stories of wizards and witches,

while my husband stare at his routers and switches,

My days have become long and drab,

only because he has to give his lab,

To him i wouldn't look so dull and drony,

If only he'd leave alone his IP Telephony,

For me,no outing no romance no disco,

ah! how i hate this word "CISCO",

We could better discuss and plan OUR future,

but no! he's more interested in MPLS architecture,

I love him with all my heart and body and soul,

but he has eyes only for the routing protocol,

I have to beg him to take me to a mall,

between him and me is always a "firewall",

My good old "cisco-free" days are lost in a mist,

I sure wish i could use his "access list",

My woes are as vast and as deep as a sea,

meet me im the wife of a CCIE-to-be......




  • That was great man...........................[:D][:D][:D][:D]

  • Oh, that has to be stickied on blog!

  • h ah ah ah Good One!

  • Yeah nice, i think my wife has this feelings about CCIE ;)

  • Nice,  I guess INE should start a thread for the CCIE-to-be wives

  • On seeing this my Wife was inspired to write her own poem. We clearly need a Wife / girlfriend support zone on the forum! I'm going (with my Wife) to Brussels tomorrow for my first attempt on Friday :)

    Some women talk of husbands lost at sea,
    To war’s proud glory drawn but there wiped out.
    My husband is controlled by his PC
    And lost is he to me. For ne’er without
    Those ghastly study walls his foot does tread
    Nor leaves IKEA desk and swivel chair
    Unless to find supper, and thence to bed
    With reddened eye and much bemuddled hair.

    Before these wintry days of dismal gloom
    When all I know of him is faint tap tap
    There was a time I’d a ‘Utility Room’,
    ‘fore ‘Data Centre’ and my absent chap.
    Then Mass Effect might sometimes raise a smile
    And hold his fevered thoughts for some glad hour.
    Alas, these days are gone some months awhile
    And subnet masking turns his visage dour.

    Yet Spring from Winter will her sway reclaim
    And her green shoots return my man to me.
    On Friday this, we see just what’s to blame:
    The lab for Cisco Certified I-E.
    O, to the heav’nly Lord I raise my prayer!
    If he and I united there may mass,
    Direct angelic hordes to Brussels there,
    Dear God almighty, let the poor lad pass!

  • hi

     very very good

  • That is awesome!!!!!

    Go get em!   You are ready.

    Be sure to report back. 
    On Mar 6, 2010, at 10:44 AM, khalid_kuw wrote:


     very very good

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