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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • John Crowe (12/16/2015 5:00:00 PM)

    The computer did more to kill books than TV did. (Report) Reply

  • (11/24/2015 10:13:00 AM)

    It's so long but I like it 'cause its by Ronald Dahl (Report) Reply

  • Seema Jayaraman (11/2/2015 11:04:00 AM)

    I absolutely agree, the ill effects of tv on young minds.. But as a working mom of two i admit i have often taken this route to keep my tiny tots still and out of my hair. (Report) Reply

  • Gauri Vyas (10/17/2015 9:49:00 AM)

    This is awesome! !
    i could never write an elongated poem like this!
    i didn't get bore reading this one because it has so much to keep you engrossed and of course the rhythm does its work perfectly :) ...10
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  • Frank Ammerlaan (10/9/2015 5:34:00 PM)

    Amen tot gaat, mr Dahl. (Report) Reply

  • Pamela Sinicrope (9/13/2015 9:13:00 AM)

    Yep... I just shared this. We need the new version for adults too... With our iPhones and Facebook and PoemHunter, and email, and shopping apps, and silly games, and photo files, and on and on it goes! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (8/12/2015 4:09:00 PM)

    ....a wonderful tribute to one of man's greatest inventions ★ (Report) Reply

  • Hasan Khan (8/12/2015 6:14:00 AM)

    Who shared this poem by Roald Dahl? (Report) Reply

  • (8/2/2015 3:43:00 PM)

    LOL! (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (7/14/2015 8:19:00 AM)

    This poem is on my favorites list, but it has a typo that needs to be corrected:

    The younger ones had Beatrix Potter
    With Mr. Tod, the dirty rotter,

    That should be Mr. Toad, not Mr. Tod.
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  • Dedan Onyango (7/11/2015 4:40:00 AM)

    I like the authenticity of the subject matter. It clearly brings the reality. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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