TELEVISION POEMS

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  • 1.
    Television

    The most important thing we've learned,
    So far as children are concerned,
    Is never, NEVER, NEVER let
    Them near your television set --
    Or better still, just don't install
    The idiotic thing at all.
    In almost every house we've been,
    We've watched them gaping at the screen.
    They loll and slop and lounge about,
    And stare until their eyes pop out.
    (Last week in someone's place we saw
    A dozen eyeballs on the floor.)
    They sit and stare and stare and sit
    Until they're hypnotised by it,
    Until they're absolutely drunk
    With all that shocking ghastly junk.
    Oh yes, we know it keeps them still,
    They don't climb out the window sill,
    They never fight or kick or punch,
    They leave you free to cook the lunch
    And wash the dishes in the sink --
    But did you ever stop to think,
    To wonder just exactly what
    This does to your beloved tot?
    IT ROTS THE SENSE IN THE HEAD!
    IT KILLS IMAGINATION DEAD!
    IT CLOGS AND CLUTTERS UP THE MIND!
    IT MAKES A CHILD SO DULL AND BLIND
    HE CAN NO LONGER UNDERSTAND
    A FANTASY, A FAIRYLAND!
    HIS BRAIN BECOMES AS SOFT AS CHEESE!
    HIS POWERS OF THINKING RUST AND FREEZE!
    HE CANNOT THINK -- HE ONLY SEES!
    'All right!' you'll cry. 'All right!' you'll say,
    'But if we take the set away,
    What shall we do to entertain
    Our darling children? Please explain!'
    We'll answer this by asking you,
    'What used the darling ones to do?
    'How used they keep themselves contented
    Before this monster was invented?'
    Have you forgotten? Don't you know?
    We'll say it very loud and slow:
    THEY ... USED ... TO ... READ! They'd READ and READ,
    AND READ and READ, and then proceed
    To READ some more. Great Scott! Gadzooks!
    One half their lives was reading books!
    The nursery shelves held books galore!
    Books cluttered up the nursery floor!
    And in the bedroom, by the bed,
    More books were waiting to be read!
    Such wondrous, fine, fantastic tales
    Of dragons, gypsies, queens, and whales
    And treasure isles, and distant shores
    Where smugglers rowed with muffled oars,
    And pirates wearing purple pants,
    And sailing ships and elephants,
    And cannibals crouching 'round the pot,
    Stirring away at something hot.
    (It smells so good, what can it be?
    Good gracious, it's Penelope.)
    The younger ones had Beatrix Potter
    With Mr. Tod, the dirty rotter,
    And Squirrel Nutkin, Pigling Bland,
    And Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and-
    Just How The Camel Got His Hump,
    And How the Monkey Lost His Rump,
    And Mr. Toad, and bless my soul,
    There's Mr. Rat and Mr. Mole-
    Oh, books, what books they used to know,
    Those children living long ago!
    So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
    Go throw your TV set away,
    And in its place you can install
    A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
    Then fill the shelves with lots of books,
    Ignoring all the dirty looks,
    The screams and yells, the bites and kicks,
    And children hitting you with sticks-
    Fear not, because we promise you
    That, in about a week or two
    Of having nothing else to do,
    They'll now begin to feel the need
    Of having something to read.
    And once they start -- oh boy, oh boy!
    You watch the slowly growing joy
    That fills their hearts. They'll grow so keen
    They'll wonder what they'd ever seen
    In that ridiculous machine,
    That nauseating, foul, unclean,
    Repulsive television screen!
    And later, each and every kid
    Will love you more for what you did. read more »

  • 2.
    "Mike Teavee..."

    The most important thing we've learned,
    So far as children are concerned,
    Is never, NEVER, NEVER let
    Them near your television set -- read more »

  • 3.
    Salmon

    I watched them once, at dusk, on television, run,
    in our motel room half-way through
    Nebraska, quick, glittering, past beauty, past
    the importance of beauty., read more »

  • 4.
    The Chipmunk

    My friends all know that I am shy,
    But the chipmunk is twice and shy and I.
    He moves with flickering indecision
    Like stripes across the television. read more »

  • 5.
    A Bit o' Fun!

    (For the girls) - Scene - Bedroom.
    Television On.

    Who wants hot-rocking read more »

  • 6.
    Passing Thoughts

    Do not believe
    because you read it in a book
    Do not believe
    because you saw it on television read more »

  • 7.
    Little black box called Television!

    I watch it
    Morning, day and night
    The plasma screens are quite a sight
    Soap Operas, Reality Shows, Movies read more »

  • 8.
    Applauding A Boo

    Vegetables on the chopping board
    Inaugurate a television recital..
    I chop chop
    Recital going on read more »

  • 9.
    - Me Telly's On The Blink: : Humour

    Hello Bob, it's Archie, me telly's on the blink
    Without me telly on it's even hard for me to think
    I watch it of an evening snuggled up beneath me doona
    Can you come round. Not later, I'd rather it were sooner read more »

  • 10.
    A Guiding Light is No More

    After 72 years from radio to the dawn of television,
    Before yours truly graced the face of this earth,
    A soap will have its demise come this fall.
    It CBS’s decision, read more »

  • 11.
    Birdie on the Seventh Hole, Shoot like a Pro

    John Henry (Tripp) Isenhour III is a real jerk,
    He was at the Grand Cypress Golf course,
    Where he had been taping a television when there was a sound,
    Not a “Fore”, read more »

  • 12.
    - We Didn't! : : Humour

    They've been to the moon and back six times, no less
    Got dropped off and picked up, I was impressed
    For many years, I never questioned this outstanding feat
    Didn't even know others thought there had been a deceit read more »

New Television Poems

  1. Sedina, Edward Kofi Louis
  2. Bears and More Bears or A Day of Bears, Glen Eker
  3. The Publicist, Deborah Eker
  4. In Black And White., michael walker
  5. Leave The T.V. Off, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. A Quarrel, Udaya R. Tennakoon
  7. Ancient mythologies and Verses Holy, Md. Asadullah
  8. television, smriti chhibber
  9. Poem For Wisconsin, Matthew Zapruder
  10. Living In The Heights., Douglas McClarty
  11. Coming Back To Home Earlier, Palas Kumar Ray
  12. Realizing Luck, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  13. Televisual Me, Matthew Holloway
  14. Tendulkar's Hundredth Ton, S.D. TIWARI
  15. Television, Pierre Rausch
  16. Things We Don't Need, Morgan Michaels
  17. Entertainment, Meenaxi Pandey
  18. Part Of The Documentary, Edward Kofi Louis
  19. My Weekend Special, kfm Productions
  20. Boredom, Avery Hage
  21. To Whom It May Concern, Ponniah Ganeshan
  22. Y/ Tuning in, Aufie Zophy
  23. Family-today, gajanan mishra
  24. Imagining, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  25. My House, Hardik Vaidya
  26. Living In a Television, anteaus berryhill
  27. Hips got Soul, Ranis Thomas III
  28. Television, Shaun William Hayes
  29. Egypt's New TV Channel, Vinod Sharma
  30. Closedown, Sally Evans
  31. Alternating Time-Scales, Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
  32. Sweet Silence, Cody Klinker
  33. The real drug, andrew watson
  34. Television Takes Control, Paula Glynn
  35. Your Nude Knees, Robert Rorabeck
  36. Boredom, Bernadeth Tolentino
  37. Television Is Not Your Friend (Television), R.K. Cowles
  38. i need a dog, kellen davis
  39. Tahrir Square Shrouded In Smoke Teargas .., Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
  40. Television, Ilania Cyaalá
  41. TELEMANIACO / TELE MANIAC, Ramiro 2 Burgos
  42. ENSOÑACION / INSIDE DREAMS, Ramiro 2 Burgos
  43. ENSOÑACION / INSIDE DREAMS, Ramiro Hernán Burgos
  44. - Me Telly's On The Blink: : Humour, Alessandra Liverani
  45. Television, Binoy Barman
  46. Memory Bag, Sneha Murali
  47. What If, Elude Most
  48. wear, otteri selvakumar
  49. mystic chord, gershon hepner
  50. Maintaining Peace with Ease, Venkatesh M. R.
  51. T. V, ankur ankur
  52. - We Didn't! : : Humour, Alessandra Liverani
  53. Can't Escape The Cooking, Reshma Ramesh
  54. A Guiding Light is No More, Joe Rosochacki
  55. Television, Amy Gibbs
  56. TV Guide, Jordan Crider
  57. TV, Brian McBrand
  58. Television., Paul Butters
  59. A Bit o' Fun!, Fay Slimm
  60. The Things We Love, Zach McAuliffe
  61. Charlie Rose Has a Chuckle, Bill Grace
  62. The Days I Let Slip Away, Beth Ann
  63. Breaking News, Angelica Duardo
  64. This damn television, Randy Johnson
  65. entertainment, danielle bennett
  66. today, khoirun niam
  67. ALL THE MEMORIES I WILL KEEP ALIVE, Aldo Kraas
  68. Number 8, James Clive
  69. Television, Gary Diamond
  70. Technology, Chizom Okpara
  71. My dreams, Christa Rhodes
  72. Fairytales Are Alive And Well In Tales L.., Margaret Alice
  73. A Week From Today, Lore Me34
  74. Sonnet 4, Anthony Parker
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