Treasure Island

Joe Rosochacki


A Guiding Light is No More


After 72 years from radio to the dawn of television,
Before yours truly graced the face of this earth,
A soap will have its demise come this fall.
It CBS’s decision,
That since its inception at television birth,
That the current lack of interest in soaps and the economy was too tall,
For Guiding Light.

I haven’t seen much of Guiding Light; I can’t inform you of characters in it,
It came from radio and ventured into TV,
It was shot in a studio not on location,
It was full with schmaltzy music, that would be fit,
Not speaking Milton Berle and Jack Benny or a whole of celebrities that one would envy,
It merely got too expensive and landed on the chopping block for its destination.
For Guiding Light.

So a 72 year old run is pretty good, about an average human life span,
Most shows don’t make past twenty years or so,
Soaps are barely selling soap,
Some TV programs are barely make it; after a few weeks then they go into can,
So, so long Guiding Light we see you the internet or reruns, although,
The aspiring actors and actresses will have one less venue to operate in, they hope,
For Guiding Light

4-2-09

Submitted: Sunday, May 03, 2009

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  • Bullion Grey (5/3/2009 12:14:00 PM)

    True observations, and words that I havent seen about a special show (to others) passing away. Even the length of a human life! nice, enjoyable read.
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