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“Good Books,” by Edgar GuestGood books are friendly things to own.If you are busy they will wait.They will not call you on the phoneOr wake you if the hour is late.They stand together row by row,Upon the low shelf or the high.But if you’re lonesome this you know:You have a friend or two nearby.(…)

“Good Books,” by Edgar Guest

Good books are friendly things to own.
If you are busy they will wait.
They will not call you on the phone
Or wake you if the hour is late.
They stand together row by row,
Upon the low shelf or the high.
But if you’re lonesome this you know:
You have a friend or two nearby.
(…)

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I want the worldI want the whole worldI want to lock itAll up in my pocketIt’s my bar of chocolateGive it to me nowI want todayI want tomorrowI want to wear ‘emLike braids in my hair andI don’t want to share ‘emI want a party with roomfuls of laughterTen thousand tons of ice creamAnd if I don’t get the things I am afterI’m going to screamI want the worksI want the whole worksPresents and prizesAnd sweets and surprisesOf all shapes and sizesAnd nowDon’t care how, I want it nowDon’t care how, I want it now ROALD DAHL, I want it now
Pic: CHARLIE CHAPLIN, The great dictator, 1940

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 tons 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, I want it now

Pic: CHARLIE CHAPLIN, The great dictator, 1940

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