Before Tv, Before Books …..[inspired By Roald Dahl's Poem "Television"; Thanks To Rod Mendieta; Human Development; Spare Time; Medium Length; Anthropology]
Before children had books OR TV,
what DID they do? Now you'll see.
They hunted, or were carried....
by their moms who dug up buried...
tubers and grubs which she could find.
There were no 'French fries'; they did not mind.
They played, in all their nakedness, with dogs;
they practiced walking atop long, fallen logs;
they lived in Nature, as close as could be done,
and thought a lot, while at their work or their fun.
They made up stories to explain what they did see,
Including the clouds, the beasts, and each living tree.
They scanned the skies with wide eyes day and night,
Inventing "constellation" images among the stars bright.
They did all sorts of things, many of them with great zeal.
AND, when they were bored, they invented "Writing" and…….
(February 17, 2017)