Roald Dahl

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

I Want It Now - Poem by Roald Dahl

Gooses, geeses
I want my geese to lay gold eggs for easter
At least a hundred a day
And by the way

I want a feast
I want a bean feast
Cream buns and doughnuts
And fruitcake with no nuts
So good you could go nuts

No, now

I want a ball
I want a party
Pink macaroons
And a million balloons
And performing baboons and
Give it to me now

I want the world
I want the whole world
I want to lock it
All up in my pocket
It's my bar of chocolate
Give it to me now

I want today
I want tomorrow
I want to wear 'em
Like braids in my hair and
I don't want to share 'em

I want a party with roomfuls of laughter
Ten thousand tons of ice cream
And if I don't get the things I am after
I'm going to scream

I want the works
I want the whole works
Presents and prizes
And sweets and surprises
Of all shapes and sizes

And now

Don't care how, I want it now
Don't care how, I want it now


Comments about I Want It Now by Roald Dahl

  • (5/20/2018 11:10:00 PM)


    I want the world
    I want the whole world
    I want to lock it
    All up in my pocket
    ~ very interesting lines... a delight to read... Being aware of one’s selfhood and being self-centred is a sweet sign of growth that most of us are unwilling to grow out of... “ milk for children, honey for adults” :)
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  • Susan Williams (5/20/2018 3:36:00 PM)


    Definitely sounded like a child with all the eagerness, joy-in-the-moment, raging cravings with no thought about patiently waiting what's the fun of that- -tis both the charm of children and the annoyance of them- he understands them well (Report) Reply

    Kumarmani Mahakul (5/20/2018 3:59:00 PM)

    This poem carries eagerness, effort, joy and the moment of feelings. This is an amazing poem for kids but very interesting.

  • Anil Kumar Panda (5/20/2018 7:18:00 AM)


    Enjoyed from first line to the last. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Kumarmani Mahakul (5/20/2018 3:58:00 PM)

    You have enjoyed this poem and I have also enjoyed this poem a lot. This is a lovely poem.

  • Sylvia Frances Chan (5/20/2018 6:04:00 AM)


    Impressive kids poem. Seems simple, but brilliantly created. Congratulations for the family of Roald Dahl to be chosen by Poemhunter.com as The Modern Poem Of The Day. I have enjoyed very much. (Report) Reply

    Kumarmani Mahakul (5/20/2018 3:58:00 PM)

    I completely agree with you in this feedback. Dahl has expressed brilliance within simple expression. This poem for kids has amazed mind due to its quality and theme.

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (5/20/2018 3:58:00 AM)


    Interesting write. Beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Paul Brookes (5/20/2018 3:47:00 AM)


    Dahl a great writer and observer as usual he gets to the nub and tells it as it is (Report) Reply

    Kumarmani Mahakul (5/20/2018 3:55:00 PM)

    Yes, you are very right my friend. Dahl has amazing observing quality. This poem is brilliantly presented.

  • (5/20/2018 1:39:00 AM)


    the words-

    And now

    Don't care how, I want it now
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    Kumarmani Mahakul (5/20/2018 3:54:00 PM)

    Your amazing feedback attracts attention of readers.

  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/20/2018 1:09:00 AM)


    Needs and wants! !

    Muse of life.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  • Robert Murray Smith (5/20/2018 12:17:00 AM)


    A wonderful poem for children. (Report) Reply

  • (1/12/2016 10:10:00 AM)


    ....an interesting poem....and true, if some were to have the whole world....they still wouldn't be happy ★ (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (4/28/2014 3:51:00 AM)


    You surely know how to wrote, I like each and every poem of yours (Report) Reply

  • Thomas Duncky (3/20/2014 1:17:00 PM)


    I love the way Dahl can write his poetry like it were for the kids and yet he is communicating to the adults too. Milk for the babies and honey for adults. (Report) Reply

    Kumarmani Mahakul (5/20/2018 3:53:00 PM)

    The way Dahl has presented this poem really amazes mind. Your feedback is appreciated.

  • (11/22/2012 5:59:00 AM)


    bravo! awsome poem (Report) Reply

    Kumarmani Mahakul (5/20/2018 3:52:00 PM)

    I also feel this poem as awesome. You are very right.

  • Oludipe Oyin Samuel (6/11/2012 5:47:00 PM)


    Is it me or impulsive unrealistic desires make life 'unforgiving'. Roald Dahl, you're all wits (Report) Reply

    Kumarmani Mahakul (5/20/2018 3:51:00 PM)

    Giving feedback is amazing quality.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010



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