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Before Tv, Before Books …..[inspired By Roald Dahl's Poem "Television"; Thanks To Rod Mendieta; Human Development; Spare Time; Medium Length; Anthropology]

Rating: 5.0

Before children had books OR TV,
what DID they do? Now you'll see.

They hunted, or were carried....
by their moms who dug up buried...
tubers and grubs which she could find.
There were no 'French fries'; they did not mind.

They played, in all their nakedness, with dogs;
they practiced walking atop long, fallen logs;

they lived in Nature, as close as could be done,
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Friday, February 17, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: children,religion,television
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Television is on PH. Rod M. is on PH. R.D. is on PH.

enough said?

bri :)
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Lyn Paul 26 April 2017

Can only imagine the mischief you found Bri :) It is unfortunate that children don't have the fun of real dirt these days. Technology seems to be put first. Cheers big ears! :)

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Savita Tyagi 16 April 2017

I remember very well the days without T.V. Or radio but books existed long before I did. I am sure those good old days without books were the days when lots of stories were developed.

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Valsa George 27 February 2017

A serious write full of naked facts! Yes, this is what children did! Being close to Nature, they learnt many things and didn't miss anything! Those tubers they must have baked in fire! I am sure they tasted delicious! Great write!

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Paul Brookes 22 February 2017

Great piece oh when the world was a lot less complicated or maybe it was in a different way. No one looks anymore they are too busy on their mobiles so they lose contact with the very planet which sustains them Loved this 10 ++++ Andy; 7)

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B.m. Biswas 17 February 2017

A good one... Like your other poems....... Your acknowledgement is noticeable and honorable.

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