It's nineteen hundred, ninety-nine
(put formally, I fear)
or nineteen ninety-nine, and note
it's pre-millennial year.
Neunzen hundart, neun und neunzig
(if me memory don't fail)
or nooner, nooner, nooner noonsk
if from Zeuri Stat you hail (und Gruß)

So, how'd it rate, this annus past?
Did it just vanish way too fast
or drag and dodder 'till aghast
horribilis had reached its last?

It's ninety nine, it's near its end.
I hope it was a blast, my friend.

- by Prajna Pranab, 1999 (when else?)