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

  • Rookie - 184 Points 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

    21 person liked.
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  • Rookie - 117 Points 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

  • Rookie Aryaman Datta Chobey (11/22/2012 5:59:00 AM)

    bravo! awsome poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010



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