Roald Dahl

(13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990 / Cardiff / Wales)

Television - Poem by Roald Dahl

The most important thing we've learned,
So far as children are concerned,
Is never, NEVER, NEVER let
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Comments about Television by Roald Dahl

  • Richard Lewis (9/18/2016 11:05:00 AM)

    Television the boob tube they
    did say, not today Ray... (Report) Reply

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  • Bob Roman (9/15/2016 1:52:00 PM)

    Television ruins your life (Report) Reply

  • Bob Roman (9/15/2016 1:50:00 PM)

    Wow! So true (Report) Reply

  • Nicole Siao Nicole Siao (9/9/2016 11:32:00 PM)

    If Roald Dahl lives now, imagine what he would say about phones! (Report) Reply

  • Loppo Louie Loppo Louie (5/27/2016 9:07:00 AM)

    Excellent poem by this man.TV clutters the mind. (Report) Reply

  • Mysterious Person Mysterious Person (5/18/2016 8:10:00 AM)

    So true. If only Roald Dahl could see how much people today are into phones. I mean, along time ago everyone watched TV, well, mostly kids, but these days adults, teenagers and children are all on their electronics! What has come to this world? (Report) Reply

  • Glenn Frederick Baker (5/7/2016 7:18:00 AM)

    He makes a point but it is book orientated as we would expect from a fine author and no doubt an ardent reader.
    He has forgotten we played with toys, bricks, paper and scissors, clockwork cars, string, cardboard boxes, playing cards and anything else we could find. The style reminds me of John Betjeman.. (Report) Reply

  • Laura Marie Clark Laura Marie Clark (4/29/2016 10:39:00 AM)

    One of my favourites from my childhood. (Report) Reply

  • Melissa Melo García Melissa Melo García (4/25/2016 11:44:00 PM)

    I just love this poem, and more important now on 2016, kids that dont even know how to walk or talk but they perfectly know how to used the idiotic machine, machines, is awful, but this poem is perfection (Report) Reply

  • Leah Ross Leah Ross (4/17/2016 11:31:00 PM)

    so very true glad we don't have Tv & live off the grid (Report) Reply

    Declan Hoffmann (6/8/2016 9:32:00 PM)

    how did you post this comment if your off the grid? ? ? ? ? ?

  • rakesh panda (4/11/2016 7:17:00 AM)

    I liked (Report) Reply

  • Emily Krauss Emily Krauss (4/4/2016 9:54:00 AM)

    I agree that television should not be allowed for kids (Report) Reply

  • Teenage Mawuto (2/24/2016 8:12:00 PM)

    it's such a brilliant poem...reading exercises the brain (Report) Reply

  • Saleem Tharani Saleem Tharani (2/19/2016 5:40:00 AM)

    I mean not to repulse of all the views above, just speaking for self, Me I find peace from watching Television, Where else would I get the lost emotions, the natures profound portray (which this ridiculous civilized life has forced to shun) and where would I get the reminder that I can laugh, cry and Live!

    The tiny portion of my day off the work, Television it is! All the joy out of the box.... (Report) Reply

  • Mehnoor Rizvi (2/17/2016 9:26:00 AM)

    What a joy to read such a poem. Such a strong deep and important message given in extremely Oft eaay and hilarious way. One cannot go without taking the poeter advice into heed. Thumps up to such work. (Report) Reply

  • Ernest Makuakua Ernest Makuakua (2/1/2016 9:35:00 AM)

    wow nice beautiful piece very educating and powerful poem.

    thanks for sharing im inspired (Report) Reply

  • Khaoula Basty Khaoula Basty (12/20/2015 12:21:00 PM)

    lovely and interesting poem (Report) Reply

  • John Crowe John Crowe (12/16/2015 5:00:00 PM)

    The computer did more to kill books than TV did. (Report) Reply

  • Sweetie Crystal (11/24/2015 10:13:00 AM)

    It's so long but I like it 'cause its by Ronald Dahl (Report) Reply

  • Seema Jayaraman Seema Jayaraman (11/2/2015 11:04:00 AM)

    I absolutely agree, the ill effects of tv on young minds.. But as a working mom of two i admit i have often taken this route to keep my tiny tots still and out of my hair. (Report) Reply

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