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

  • Ernest Makuakua Ernest Makuakua (2/1/2016 9:35:00 AM)

    wow nice beautiful piece very educating and powerful poem.

    thanks for sharing im inspired (Report) Reply

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  • Khaoula Basty Khaoula Basty (12/20/2015 12:21:00 PM)

    lovely and interesting poem (Report) Reply

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

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

  • Sweetie Crystal (11/24/2015 10:13:00 AM)

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

  • Seema Jayaraman 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 Sharma Gauri Sharma (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 (Report) Reply

  • Frank Ammerlaan Frank Ammerlaan (10/9/2015 5:34:00 PM)

    Amen tot gaat, mr Dahl. (Report) Reply

  • Pamela Sinicrope 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

  • * Sunprincess * (8/12/2015 4:09:00 PM)

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

  • Hasan Khan Hasan Khan (8/12/2015 6:14:00 AM)

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

  • Tebogo Raphadu (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. (Report) Reply

  • Dedan Onyango 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

  • Briony Nicholls Briony Nicholls (7/9/2015 6:21:00 AM)

    How so true! The wisdom of this poem can be extended to smartphones & the internet now. What amazes me is how all this electronic cacophony has created so much boredom, and the need for ever more brain stimulation than ever before in the masses (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/18/2015 5:55:00 PM)

    great rhyme scheme...A contemporarypot w/uch talent (Report) Reply

  • Shmuel Pearl (6/16/2015 2:40:00 PM)

    This poem applies today very neatly as it did then, even with the video games and internet which seems to absolutely sap everyone of their creativity and their intellect. EVERYONE IS ADDICTED TO THEIR LITTLE ********** SCREENS. You can't share a conversation or a night with someone without them constantly checking their phone. Put it down, and stop infesting your childs brain with the cacaphony. (Report) Reply

  • Mark Arvizu Mark Arvizu (6/10/2015 1:48:00 PM)

    I like soft cheese. ..... (Report) Reply

  • Esraa Hamdy (5/26/2015 11:04:00 AM)

    we need more poems like this :) (Report) Reply

    Hasan Khan Hasan Khan (8/12/2015 6:11:00 AM)

    Esraa hamdy you are right

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/23/2015 5:37:00 PM)

    Lots of.wisdom here! (Report) Reply

  • Stephen Katona Stephen Katona (5/20/2015 6:20:00 PM)

    This is my favourite poem. I was thinking of Roald Dahl's 'Television' when I wrote a poem about smart phones called 'Smart Phone Zombie'. (Report) Reply

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