Ode to TV

Ode to the Television Screen

By Aplabw

 

Black.

Empty.

Lifeless.

A reflective surface staring back at me,

Questioning where to go today.

Flickering to life you show me

Places I’ve never been.

Faraway places in the stars

With

Floating orbs and ice rings.

You show

Voyages across voids and seas.

Across oceans

To lands across the vast expanse.

You show

Ancient lands,

Glassy sands and bursting jungles.

Places

Where I would could never be,

You show generously.

In front of your glossy frame,

Friends and family,

Gather round

To laugh

And cry.

Temporarily forgetting the baggage

That weighs on us.

You give us

Sanctuary

From the mundane,

A glimpse

Into a life

Not our own.

Adventure,

Mystery,

A look into time and space.

Many say

You’re out to get us,

Put our brains

In a stew.

I think

Not.

Instead,

You’re a window

To the rest of the world.

A peek

At the possible.

Then

Off you go.

Challenging

What I had seen.

Leaving me

Thinking

Of what it all means.

Staring

Into your

Lifeless,

Empty,

Black,

Looking glass.

 

LogoThis a little poem we did in my creative writing class. We had to do an ode about an everyday item. I chose the television because it often receives a bad rap and decided to give it a try to point out the good. Sometimes people forget the good things that television has done and allowed us to experience.

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2 Responses to Ode to TV

  1. Sarah Abigail says:

    What a fun poem!

    Liked by 1 person

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