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

  • (10/21/2016 11:23:00 AM)

    Wonderful! (Report) Reply

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  • Gary Liles (10/2/2016 4:12:00 AM)

    Ha ha ha
    That is right up my streetops, great humorous write. 😀😁😂 (Report) Reply

  • (9/26/2016 10:27:00 PM)

    To think back then a man of Roald Dahl stature had this view about this device seen as a harmless machine to have in every home in the entire world: seen as a means of entertaining folks but is in fact: 'The great Magician' Just fooling humanity from an early age. A crying shame. (Report) Reply

  • (9/18/2016 11:05:00 AM)

    Television the boob tube they
    did say, not today Ray...
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    Christina Simmons (9/26/2016 10:15:00 PM)

    My God! Someone who share my idea about this monstrosity invented by man.

  • (9/15/2016 1:52:00 PM)

    Television ruins your life (Report) Reply

  • (9/15/2016 1:50:00 PM)

    Wow! So true (Report) Reply

  • 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 (5/27/2016 9:07:00 AM)

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

  • (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

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

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

  • 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 (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? ? ? ? ? ?

  • (4/11/2016 7:17:00 AM)

    I liked (Report) Reply

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

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

  • (2/24/2016 8:12:00 PM)

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

  • 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....
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  • (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 (2/1/2016 9:35:00 AM)

    wow nice beautiful piece very educating and powerful poem.

    thanks for sharing im inspired
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  • Khaoula Basty (12/20/2015 12:21:00 PM)

    lovely and interesting poem (Report) Reply

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