Sunday, September 06, 2009

a sad tale

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'

5 comments:

other_madi said...

An ingenious take on two different prompts! I never would have thought to do that.

http://mybluesuedejournal.blogspot.com/2009/09/locket-to-your-heart-wrong-key.html

Dee Martin said...

how sad.

Rich said...

Wow. So much depth in so few words. Thanks for sharing this sad tale.

the only daughter said...

poignant.

Maggie said...

Sad but so many keys go silent and un-noticed each day as the deaf ears never seem to hear.