the much revered silent key
wasn't so revered by his family
they grudged him his measly income
and his hobby hours being an OM
to him, they always came first
but unloved, he now mingles with dust.
* An amateur radio operator who has died is referred to by other amateur radio operators as a 'silent key'.
* In the world of ham radio, OM(old man) refers to a Gentleman Radio Amateur, much as YL(young lady) refers to a Lady Radio Amateur.
* WeekendWordsmith prompt 'silent' + SundayScribblings prompt 'key'