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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: The Media (in any form) (11/11/10)

TITLE: He's a Blessing
By Wilma Schlegel


Hickory Dickory Dock,
Our TVís on Ďround the clock.
Itís needed for noise
and itís good (?) for the boy.
Now really, is that such a crock?

Hickory Dickory Dock,
some TVís good, so donít mock.
But, itís language is heard,
itís action is seen
by little ears and eyes, oh so keen.

Hickory Dickory Dock,
thereís action, adventure, non-stop!
The movie at nine
put guns in his mind
and his nap-time is filled with strange scenes!

Hickory Dickory Dock,
Iím not there at eleven oíclock.
I canít monitor, gee!
Iím too busy, you see.
On my door he knows not to knock.

Hickory Dickory Dock,
he ate not his meal, he made slop!
He wants burgers and fries
and character candy besides.
I guess I will just have to shop.

Hickory Dickory Dock,
He wants to make weapons with blocks.
He said, over lunch,
ďYour face I will punch
and at your house I will throw a rockĒ

Hickory Dickory Dock,
heís kicked out of daycare - Iím shocked!
But he tore the work page,
he punched and he raged.
His behavior, Iím told, it must stop.

Hickory Dickory Dock,
I need him in school, Iím so stuck!
But Iím told, ďhis influence
Is just a ďĎruinanceíĒ
to the peace that they need, ďso good luck!Ē


Hickory Dickory Dock,
Now the programs with him I take stock.
I monitor, sure,
good behavior restore
to my son. Iíll love and wonít stop.

Hickory Dickory Dock,
not just TV in my plot.
We read íGeographic, Highlights...,
and scholastics.
Mathematics is given a shot.

Hickory Dickory Dock,
at school he now is top-notch!
But still we take time,
to polish and shine
the character we donít want to botch.

Hickory Dickory Dock,
time has flown, as it does, without stop.
My little sonís grown,
but Iím never alone.
Grand momís love is sought by the ďflockĒ!

Hickory Dickory Dock,
Iím so glad there was time on the clock.
My son has become
such a wonderful one.
Heís a blessing, dear Lord, thank you lots!

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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/20/10
I'm glad you learned your lesson in time and it was told in an adorable yet important way. Good job.
Verna Mull 11/20/10
Wow what an eye opener. I could see it when I was young but my husband could not, but praise God we didn't watch very much violence. About the worst was Gene Autry, orRoy Rogers, but our daughter was 5 and so frightened at the shooting that she would cry and cry. And yes, she became hardened to it, but so thankful that things were not as rough as today. We seldom watch ANY T.V. now. Hopefully your article will be a help to other parents.
Lillian Rhoades 11/21/10
Shout it from the roof tops so
young parents can hear! I would give attention to the it's/its. I think in the second stanza, you meant to use "its" Great message.
Brenda Rice 11/22/10
Nice poem with a much needed message. Thanks for sharing it.
Wilma Schlegel 11/25/10
I just wanted to leave a comment here for all who so faithfully read, comment and encourage me and all of us!
Thank you!

(and I did mean "its", not "it's" in stanza two. Thank you!