Friday, 19 April 2013

Just for Fun Friday

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, the 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 good 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 TV screen!
And later, each and every kid
Will love you more for what you did.

Wishing you all a fandabbydozy weekend!


  1. I read this 5 times at work yesterday, love it.

    1. I'm glad that you love it. Roald Dahl is always fun. And, I must admit, searching through his books for relevant extracts is a highlight of my week! Thanks for reading and commenting!