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The Old TV

by Lewis Hamilton
From the book “The Gardener and My Garden” c1997

The old TV sat in the corner,
we haven’t played it in years
A picture never lights the screen
but no one’s shedding tears

The old TV used to play
at morning and at night
It never failed to play for us
It was such an awesome sight

Some new models came to the store
We bought one on that day
The old one was still going strong
but we moved it out of the way

The new TV played for a while
then started going bad
The picture was so pretty
but repair bills made us mad

We called the repairman over,
Come and fix our new TV
He worked on it for hours
there’s plenty wrong, you see

the repairman had to marvel
what’s this classic doing there?
He was looking at the old set
but no one seemed to care

There’s nothing wrong with this old set
as far as I can see
I’ll pay you cash to take it home
price will no object be

We could not understand just why
he liked something that old
This TV was the best one made
at least that’s what he told

There’s nothing wrong with being old
this one is tried and true
This one is proven over time,
the other one is just new

Your Bible is like that old TV
It has a lot to say
But some think it’s outdated
so they move it out of the way

Don’t always think that things are best
Just because they are new
The Bible is the Word of God
It’s proven, tried and true.

Every word of God is flawless;
he is a shield to those who take
refuge in him.

Proverbs 30:5

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2 thoughts on “The Old TV

  1. Thank you! Your encouragement is greatly appreciated!

  2. I am teary from reading this poem…….how often we run to God and the Bible in our somber days and once the cloud has passed, we even vow not to go to those “sucking” fellowships and church sermons!

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