Shel Silverstein

(September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999 / Chicago/ Illinois)

Jimmy Jet And His Tv Set - Poem by Shel Silverstein

I'll tell you the story of Jimmy Jet--
And you know what I tell you is true.
He loved to watch his TV set
Almost as much as you.

He watched all day, he watched all night
Till he grew pale and lean,
From 'The Early Show' to 'The Late Show'
And all the shows in between.

He watched till his eyes were frozen wide,
And his bottom grew into his chair.
And his chin turned into a tuning dial,
And antennae grew out of his hair.

And his brains turned into TV tubes,
And his face to a TV screen.
And two knobs saying 'vert.' and 'horiz.'
Grew where his ears had been.

And he grew a plug that looked like a tail
So we plugged in little Jim.
And now instead of him watching TV
We all sit around and watch him.

Comments about Jimmy Jet And His Tv Set by Shel Silverstein

  • (2/7/2019 12:07:00 PM)

    mmmm, nothing like playing your jimmy jet fortnite (Report) Reply

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  • (9/17/2018 9:00:00 AM)

    it gets dark at the end... but its still a good poem (Report) Reply

  • (5/21/2018 5:51:00 PM)

    I like this poem we r doing it at school (Report) Reply

  • (5/1/2018 1:13:00 PM)

    I did this poem for recitation. I think it is wonderful and special in it own way. like this if you can relate. This poem can be related for childhood if anyone has any console or Nintendo game boy ect... If you went to Popejohnschool
    23 in evenston do this poem. I mean if you wish,
    (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (6/22/2014 1:39:00 PM)

    Hahaaa i really enjoyed this fantastic poem its unique (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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