William H.A. Willbond MSM, CD


The 26 set worked from trench to bunker and often no sound came back
over two miles it didn’t work too well so a runner had to run the track
The 510 set was good for five miles whilst out upon the flat
But mountains and hills caused static ills and communications were often slack
But over the years the sets have improved and the satellites now have our back!

I worked at the cop shop for 23 years and we had the Motorola set
We taped each call down at the hall to avoid the chance of “forget”
Miscommunication was not an option when it came to life or death
Cell phone traffic is also taped but the public monitors cannot hear
The Sergeant calls for more back up, instead of in radio clear

Miscommunication causes a lot of strife between a man and his good wife
They fail to listen to each other and wires get crossed between Dad and Mother
Worst case scenarios end, of course, in the family courts as they seek a divorce!
This happens all across the Nation as the result of family miscommunication!

Author’s Note: The 26 set and 510 set are communication radios used by the Canadian Army during the late 1950s and 1960s. Submitted for the January 2007 IWVPA Club Theme Project, “Miscommunication