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For this week's prompt, write a TV-inspired poem. It can be a poem about a game show, talk show, news show, or an entertaining series. The poem can be about commercials, remote controls, or having the biggest/best entertainment system in town. The poem can be about contemporary TV, or it can go old school. There's so many possibilities that I'm sure a poet could easily write a whole collection of poems based off this prompt.

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Here's my attempt at a TV Poem:

"Fife"

He carries a gun in his holster
and a bullet in his shirt pocket.

An expert on firearms (and everything
else), he's quick to discharge his weapon

and lock himself up in his own cell.
He's a worldly man who knows a lot

about nothing, but he can write up
a ticket, cite a citation, and

get lost in technicalities with
the best of 'em. Lucky for Barney,

he's always got a girl, whether it's
Thelma Lou or waitress Juanita.

As long as he's around, Mayberry
is, if nothing else, interesting.

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Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer is the author of Solving the World’s Problems and Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community. He spent last week volunteering 10+ hours a day with the local Cub Scout day camp and looked forward to relaxing with reruns of The Andy Griffith Show each night. Robert is married to the poet Tammy Foster Brewer, who helps him keep track of their five little poets.

Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.

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