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The old TV’s, with bulging backs,
Sit huddled with the trash;
Their value, precious once,
Has somehow vanished in a flash.

Discarded flat-screen boxes
Languish near what they’ve replaced,
A testament to modern times,
When cast-offs go to waste.

A jumbo flat-screen, I’ve been told,
Is one of life’s true perks.
For now, I’ll stick with what I have – 
My old TV still works!

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  1. Date: 12/31/2012 12:48:00 AM
    AMEN! Excellent...and deep! My old TV is sitting here in my bedroom and is being used as a table for my school books! ;) But if we can get it to work...we are keeping it. We do have a flat screen, but if it ain't broke...why replace it! ;) Loved this poem, my dear!

  1. Date: 12/30/2012 2:02:00 PM
    A big screens nice, we finally know. The tv room has a bigger glow. Anticipating Viking game. A nice big tv's not so lame. :)

  1. Date: 12/30/2012 3:12:00 AM
    and so does your wonderful immagination.. you are truly a wonderful realistic poet, who deals with what is around us. your poetry is so important, as it records in amazing detail, TODAY!!!!!! Have a Happy New Year...

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 10:01:00 PM
    LOL, I think it truly amazing that you were able to construct a poem from the idea of the old and new TV's. And an amazing poem at that. The endings to your poems are awesome.