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He’s alone in his thoughts as he sits in class. His mind too full of wonder to focus on the task. “Wake up, says his teacher, you’ve got work to do.” “Science and math and a test or two.” But he never hears a word she says. He is lost deep in the fantasy inside his head. He dreams of a world far away Where he can laugh and play. Where girls and boys Can have all the candy and toys. Where dragons can fly And castles soar into the sky. Where monsters roar And eagles soar. Where there are no rules And never a day of school. That is where his mind is at, All day, in that chair he sat. But teacher don’t despair. For while homework he might not care. That boy who you scold Might be the one who changes the world.

T.V. Boy

There was a boy who watched

T.V. all day.

He never stopped,

Not even to play.

He sat and he stared

Transfixed on the screen,

Not even blinking, less

He miss the next scene.

“Dinner time,” his

Mother would yell.

But he was too focused

On the screen to 

Notice the smell.

Day after day,

And show after show,

The glowing box was

All that he knew.

“Clean your room

And wash your nose.”

“In a minute mom,

Just a couple of more shows.”

Then one day the t.v.

Flickered and stopped. 

“What happened,” the boy said,

Staring blankly at the box.

“I’ve unplugged the t.v.,

His mother said.

I’m glad to hear you talk

I thought you were dead!”

“But mom, I just wanted

To watch one more show.”

“Well that's what you told

Me fifteen years ago.

And you’re still here, 

Staring at the screen.

It’s time to leave the

House, you’re now 18!”