General Poetry posted April 14, 2018

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Life before television

Old Time Radio

by BlueMarble

The Good Old Days Contest Winner 
“What evils lurk behind closed doors -
           Only the shadow knows”

Remember those days of long ago
When we eagerly watched our radio
Echoing footsteps made us hold our breath
Fearing the hero would meet his death
Straining our ears - our bodies grew tense
We devoured each moment of frightening suspense
Other times we would laugh with glee
Enjoying the antics of Fibber McGee
While daytime soaps kept Mom content -
Days Of Our Lives and Helen Trent
"Can a woman over forty find happiness?"
According to Helen the answer was “yes”
Commercials were jingles and we'd sing along
Tapping our toes to their happy song
"You'll wonder where the yellow went
When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent"
I wonder if folks today could ever know
The pleasures we found on our radio


Writing Prompt
Write a poem about "the good old days" as you remember them. Any type, at least six lines

The Good Old Days
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