Tune in to Good Times

When I was a little boy,
I didn’t have a favorite toy.
What I did have was a radio.
Turning the dial
was something memorable
when I wanted to forget about it all.

Johnny Cash kept me company.
Sam Cooke had me singing.
When I searched for inspiration,
I tuned in to a local station
and drift off with my imagination.

Going through my stuff
I finally found where it was.
Without it this whole time,
it came back into my life.
Dusting it off and closing my eyes,
I turned the dial and reminisced on good times.

  12 comments for “Tune in to Good Times

  1. January 6, 2020 at 3:45 am

    Nostalgic! I remember my dad used to have a radio, on Sundays he would listen to it for hours…news, old songs with minimal advertisements. For me, tuning it was the favourite part, static…static..static and then finding that sweet spot.
    Old memories…great piece, John. 🙂

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  2. January 5, 2020 at 11:18 am

    Johnny Cash and Sam Cooke, two of my favorites!
    I especially loved Sam Cooke (still do.)
    So enjoyed this 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 5, 2020 at 11:20 am

      I always think that I was born in the wrong era when I listen to some of the music. Can’t beat the oldies!

      Liked by 2 people

  3. January 5, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Aww, a beautifully sentimental post.
    When you connect with music so young like that it never leaves you 🖤

    Liked by 1 person

  4. January 5, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Good times, indeed. Yours dial to Johnny Cash and mine dials to Rancid! I’m still kicking the very same old bands during my childhood, but not with the old radio though. Your poem is very good. I like it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 5, 2020 at 10:03 am

      Yeah, upgrading is definitely necessary. Times change along with the 🎶 Thank you 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  5. January 5, 2020 at 9:58 am

    I had a AM radio and would stay up late trying to get stations far away. Later, I upgraded to short wave

    Liked by 2 people

    • January 5, 2020 at 9:59 am

      I think that was the fun behind it! Hearing static and then something comprehensive…simply amazing!

      Liked by 2 people

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