Stuck shift key poetry

The following poem is excerpted with permission from Lee Leitner's "Viewpoint" column which is featured in a bimonthly periodical for Prime INFORMATION users called INFOCUS magazine. The original authors were Fred Bremmer and Steve Kroese of Calvin College & Seminary of Grand Rapids, MI.

FYI - a "wahka" is the decidedly "proper" (by popular vote) name for the characters ">" and "<." This is in spite of INFOCUS readers of Denver who still refer to them as "Norkies." The Michigan crowd apparently has corrupted the spelling to "waka."

To wit, it is -


"...a poem we think is about the lowly wahka. Maybe. Well, perhaps--we're really not sure what the poem actually is about. Here it goes:"

    <>!*''# 
    ^@`$$- 
    !*'$_ 
    %*<>#4 
    &)../ 
    |{~~SYSTEM HALTED 

Transliterated:

    Waka waka bang splat tick tick hash, 
    Caret at back-tick dollar dollar dash, 
    Bang splat tick dollar under-score, 
    Percent splat waka waka number four, 
    Ampersand right-paren dot dot slash, 
    Vertical-bar curly-bracket tilde tilde CRASH. 

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