An ode to Satoshi Nakamoto
In the year of the bailouts, 2008,
the bankers were printing more debt for the state
the dollar grew weaker, the big picture clear
as they fed the hangover more Keynesian beer
World leaders debated, directing the blame
but with no real solutions, just more of the same
regulation, mark-to-market, housing costs for the poor
or maybe just our pure desire for more
Who's to blame, is this caused by desire for wealth?
when perhaps the real problem is money itself!
the idea isn't new, maybe everything's tanking
'cause society is built on fractional reserve banking
And so called "investment" and attempted control
may soon spiral fiat into a death roll
as elected officials looked dumber and dumber
others started to put their faith into numbers...
On one cold winter day, a crypto-genius arrived
with some rock solid code, picked up by the hive
audited and improved, then released to the wild
Bitcoin had been born, Satoshi's brain-child
One day bankers and fascists may look back with scorn
on the day when the genesis block was born
like a clock set in motion, with springs that are wound
by the hackers who joined, mining blocks to be found
Securing transactions of those who believe
that middle-men shouldn't be there to receive
more than a small fee to perform a transaction
or invade privacy of those taking the action
This idea is a fantastic and easy to spread
through incentives devised in the crypto-man's head
the ball started rolling, but Satoshi grew quiet
soon thereafter began the first speculative riot
Had he lost faith, become scared, or retired?
maybe he was a banker himself but got fired?
AI from the future or a corporate plot?
or was "he" a "them", or had he been shot?
The answers to these, may never be known
so we'll make it a feast, so that you can be shown
how thankful we are for what you have built
as we sew our transactions on this open-source quilt
And we hope that you're lurking, with smile and a glow
as your world-changing software continues to grow
if you need some advice on this day, what to do?
please dump some some of your coins, I've got buy orders at $2
Being a tad tired, I Googled Haiku to make sure I spell it correctly, and found this: