ToddMichael St. Pierre

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This Just In - Poem by ToddMichael St. Pierre

Seems the TVs are spoiling the children,
Wide screens to baby-sit and console.
No worlds to explore,
Beyond the back door,
No life outside of remote control.

Now, the TVs are teaching the children,
Substitute guidance: Just sit and watch.
They plop and they slouch,
Entranced on a couch,
No time to read or to play hopscotch.

Yes, the TVs are raising the children,
Kids stare at the screens until dizzy.
At times they’ve become,
The nannies to some,
As the parents are just too BUSY!


Comments about This Just In by ToddMichael St. Pierre

  • (1/14/2007 5:32:00 PM)

    So true, it's a new form of child abuse and neglect for sure! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 14, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 25, 2010


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