Thursday, March 30, 2023

Poetry Thursday

Once again, Angel Sammys and Teddys Pawetaton have provided us with a photo for Poetry Thursday.

They said it was called a television

It was my dad who made the decision

To cast aside the radio

And to the future, we will go

He bought it at Cunnigham’s Appliances 

With money, he receives from his Uncle Sid

It must have weighed a ton

Carrying it, the station wagon could barely run

My mom cleared a spot in the living room

Moving a table that was a family heirloom

My Dad somehow carried it inside

When he put it down, he made such a noise I thought he had died

He plugged it in by the light

My sister and I jockeyed for room and began to fight

My dad turned it one, and the picture flipped

In doing so, his pants did whip

Finally, we got a clear picture

After saying words not found in the holy scripture

We sat transfixed for five minutes, maybe ten

Before we wandered off to read in the den

I could not help but yawn

And observe there were lots of stations by nothing on



  1. ooh we remember that... my granny had to hold the antenna and we feared she has to stay in the middle between the window and the sofa table for all eternity LOL

  2. Anyone of Gail's generation brought up in the UK will remember the 'test card', a graphic shown on the TV screen during the daytime when there were no BBC programmes on!

  3. What a great poem and we now have even more stations and at times, there is still nothing on!

  4. That's a great poem about the start of television. There certainly are too many channels to choose from now.

  5. A fun movie that uses the 'golden age' of television is "Pleasantville", when humans are transported into their favorite TV show.

  6. I 100% agree with Molly. So many stations and some times not a thing worth watching.
    Hugs Cecilia

  7. That was good, nothing much has changed, still nothing on!

  8. Great poem! One of my earliest memories was the original Mickey Mouse Club on the little old black and white TV.

  9. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Oh, and h*ll is in the bible, did you know that? XOX Chia and Riley


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