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

  • Gold Star - 5,616 Points Francis Lynch (2/6/2014 6:55:00 AM)

    Always nice to read a poem about antiquity. (Report) Reply

    14 person liked.
    15 person did not like.
  • Rookie Rob Wood (1/25/2014 8:57:00 AM)

    Books are good. But it doesn't seem to occur to him that HE might offer a bit more of HIMSELF. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Terri Lowe (1/6/2014 8:54:00 AM)

    I can't deny, I am a child of the television era. I still read but I cease my thoughts by watching the many streams of TV programs on my computer. Roald Dahl, I will remember this poem if I ever have children. A monstrous temptress! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 987 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (1/4/2014 11:28:00 PM)

    Oh please don't blame the Television set
    But grown up idiots and their reality shows
    Not for kids but grown ups who do get
    Long lazy hours as couch potatoes...............

    I welcome all ye poets reading this to my page (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Okeme James Jerome (12/8/2013 11:25:00 PM)

    Great poem, well said. The T.V has been given a very prominent position in every home. It is indeed a monster. Nice one. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 33 Points Francis G Kariuki (11/15/2013 1:08:00 AM)

    It's more than Awesome! ! ! ... I love it big and promise to heed by it's message; makes lots of sense. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Zak Pearce (11/4/2013 6:58:00 AM)

    Great structure! Great rhyme! : D Reminds me a little of my poem about the YouTube comment section... I think that this was rather an amusing poem, with a poignant message behind it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Verléin Mc Kiernan (9/17/2013 4:10:00 PM)

    I do love this poem, but I believe television has moved on from Dahl's time, and masterpieces can be found and accessed by the masses. Some struggle with reading, but struggling with television is not common place. Breaking Bad, The Wire, The Sopranos, all are tales that will endure as cinematic stunners. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 72 Points Guess Who (9/13/2013 9:44:00 AM)

    My best poem...................................................................... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Fado Kama (9/5/2013 12:53:00 PM)

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  • Rookie - 144 Points Rubab Atwal (7/10/2013 6:20:00 AM)

    Roald Dahl is an amazing poem.i just loved the poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 83 Points Saif Gallant (6/20/2013 10:19:00 PM)

    it implies satires with life so this is not a deserving one to be put for students to learn... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 292 Points Alfred Barna (6/18/2013 10:43:00 AM)

    The true opiate of the masses and destroyer of individuality. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,227 Points Soumita Sarkar (5/18/2013 6:18:00 AM)

    i disagree.....TV has been replaced by PSPOs and videogames..........e-library can bring the entire encyclopaedia in you palm............. this poem is redundant now...........a bit. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Seon King (4/29/2013 7:34:00 AM)

    this poem is amazing cause rauld dahl is a good poet and a good story writer (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 33 Points Poet Dragon (11/28/2012 12:44:00 AM)

    The Roald not taken, I suppose (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dragon Crenshaw (11/14/2012 12:09:00 PM)

    T.V.'s great and all, but you're right Ronald. T.V. is adicting. I'll admit it, i have a tv adiction problem but sometimes it educational. but really good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 20 Points Harry Couchon Jr (10/11/2012 2:14:00 PM)

    Ronald you have to admit that TV has the same effect on adults too! ! i know a few mindless TV viewers myself (Report) Reply

  • Rookie A B (10/11/2012 3:12:00 AM)

    fantastic poem! everyone is aware of the threat that television brings, yet each one of them is still hooked to it! sad but true! and the most affected ones are the kids who turns into idle minded as to TV they are now bonded! (Report) Reply

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