I was challenged to write a poem, even if it’s lousy,
Even so, I wouldn’t want to treat it foul or frowzy.
In fact, to keep it rhyming I had to look up that word,
Though it could easily be something I had once heard.
So here I am, writing a dear friend a short ode,
It helps I enjoy this so much more than writing code.
Which is something my friend and I do quite well,
Especially when done with beer or zinfandel.
Since the poem is for a friend, it allows me to be risky,
Then we can laugh together about it over malt and whiskey.
So long as he laughs, it’s a decent poem I am sure,
Well, actually, more than that, I’ll be happy and Shur.