and the engineers
oh the engineers.....
I went to a colleagues funeral
an awesome engineer......gone......
because of our products
engineers touch everyone silently and unknown
unheralded slipping into millions of homes.
When you touched your fridge today,
it didn't kill you and it works
I know these people, square, conservative,
speaking in tongues of technology....
but mostly the same kinds of people who fix things
smarter or luckier
The good ones are the ones who came from nothing
farmer's sons and daughters
who know how to use
wire and tape and a wrench
I remember the old fifties engineers with their
pocket protectors full of pens. They taught us
These folks go mostly unnoticed
and die unknown
Hail to you engineers
I wanted you to know I noticed
and I'll say this so only you will truly understand
because only you really knew why you worked so hard,
It didn't hurt me and it's still working