The Radio

I watch as you attempt to fill the silence all around you. All it takes is the push of a button or a turn on the knob for me to be there for you. At times, you’re hesitant, but I don’t know why. Even when turned off, my eyes and ears are wide open. Sometimes, you turn your attention to Telly or Mac, but to be completely honest, they can’t fill that void like I can. Unlike them, I can always read your emotions based on what you make me play. I don’t like seeing you cry; in fact, two of my most favorite things in the world are seeing you dance with those two left feet to something a little more upbeat, or hearing you sing off-tune when you’re in a nostalgic mood. Whether through classic rock, rhythm and blues, or big band jazz, my deepest memories consist of titles that can instantly turn any bad day around. Even when friends or relatives come by for a visit, you add more to those memories to keep their spirits up. My presence speaks volumes–I feel a purpose fulfilled when you allow me to help you unwind. Our bond is unbreakable; my love for you, radioactive. Regardless of where you are in life or what mood you may be in, please always keep me in mind.

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