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A "Poem a Day" from your library in celebration of National Poetry Month

4/16/2015  A "Poem of the Day" from your library in celebration of National Poetry Month. For more information click: http://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/home

"I Want it Now"  by Roald Dahl

Gooses, geeses

I want my geese to lay golden eggs for easter

At least a hundred a day

And by the way

 

I want a feast

I want a bean feast

Cream buns and doughnuts

And fruitcake with no nuts

So good you could go nuts

 

No, now

 

I want a ball

I want a party

Pink macaroons

And a million balloons

And performing baboons and

Give it to me now

 

I want the world

I want the whole world

I want to lock it

All up in my pocket

It's my bar of chocolate

Give it to me now

 

I want today

I want tomorrow

I want to wear'em

Like braids in my hair and

I don't want to share'em

 

I want a party with roomfuls of laughter

Ten thousand tones of ice cream

And if I don't get the things I am after

I'm going to scream

 

I want the works

I want the whole works

Presents and prizes

And sweets and surprises

Of all shapes and sizes

 

And now

 

Don't care how, I want it now

Don't care how, I want it now

 

Roald Dahl

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