QRP Poetry – Ode to Code

VA2CK submitted

We’ ve all heard the cry “abandon the code!,
it’s useless outdated, NOT a mod-er-n mode!”
So I said to myself,”could codes’ day really be over?
Best left for SKs’ fer-til-iz-n’ the clover?”

So off went my paddle ‘n keyer to a museum,
so those curious of our “past” could drop in an’ see um.
I then bought a computer and a box I was told…
would update my station,using all hi-tech modes.

It then was set up,all by my own hand…
the screen it lit up et voilà Heard Is-land!
I switched to transmit to” talk with this gent”
but my screen read “sorry, can’t copy 100%!”

“There’s static,interference if you could hear it you’d
agree…
if it ain’t armchair copy we machines cry c’est la vie!”
It then said “there is as YOU know a way to get through,
it’s called the code,and what luck for you!”

“You’ve learned this art,you “stuck it out”
’tis a valuable tool,there isn’t a doubt.”
“You’ ve invested your time,and besides the code you did
learn,
possession of valuable skills must be… EARNED!”

So I say to you now don’t get fooled when some say…
“Codes an’ old dinosaur fadin’ away!”
It’s part of our past,present and future existence…
anti-coders prepare for “beaucoup de resistence”

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