Feeling so lazy today..So unlike me :-D Been reading old poems here and there..Realized I like Roald Dahl not sure if I knew him before :-)
Just came across this poem..Somehow made me think of all the kids around I see, are doing exactly what is described here..But then is there any easy way out ??Considering we ourselves are socializing on FB :-D
Still it left me amazed that the poem was written sometime in 60's and still holds true..
Check out yourself
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
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