I Love Shel Silverstein

For everyone who knows they're way too old to love Shel Silverstein...... or Dr. Seuss. lol 173 People

    Someone ate the baby,

    what an aweful thing to do.......... In the laid back town of sunny sandrifill, lived a girl named pearly sweatcakes, you probably know her well........ I love his stuff! I have been listening ti his adult humor for years! I talk to people about him sometimes and all I get is...
    Openhonestnudist Openhonestnudist
    51-55, M
    2 Responses May 3, 2015

    The Giving Tree anyone?

    I absolutely love that book
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 2, 2015

    novembermoon novembermoon
    41-45, F
    Oct 13, 2014

    Chester

    Chester came to school and said, “Durn, I growed another head.” Teacher said, “It’s time you knowed The word is ‘grew’ instead of ‘growed’ ”
    YourBFF YourBFF
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 18, 2012

    Grew Up With Him

    i first read shel silverstein in the first grade, and i've loved him ever since. there's something so simple and pure, yet meaningful, about his work. reading it takes me back to the days of being a carefree kid. he's kind of like a favorite security blanket. love him. :)
    runnagirrl runnagirrl
    22-25, F
    Feb 14, 2009

    "That Perfect High" -- R.

    I.P. Shel Silverstein From Dr. Legume Since Brother Shel Silverstein died this week (May 10, 1999), it got me looking through my archives, where I dredged up this little gem I thought I'd share with you all, a poem that bears a message VERY close to our hearts...
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1
    70+, F
    4 Responses Feb 14

    In Honor of My Kids

    this is one of my favorite poems it always reminds me of my kids I have a band-aid on my finger, One on my knee, one on my nose One on my heel, and two on my shoulders. Three on my elbow, nine on my toes Two on my wrists, one on my ankle One on my thigh and one on my...
    librakitty05 librakitty05
    41-45, F
    Dec 31, 2008

    My favorite book growing up was "The Giving

    Tree". Little did I know that his poetry was genius! Call me simple minded but I can always get a laugh or at least a smile from his books.
    awhitedot awhitedot
    36-40, M
    Mar 20

    I first read Shel Silverstein's books back

    when I was only 11 years old & I still read them today. Back then, I had a teacher who got me in to his books. I liked his poetry books Where The Sidewalk Ends, A Light In The Attic, and Falling Up, the best. I also like The Giving Tree. My favourite book by Shel Silverstein...
    s4019t s4019t
    31-35, M
    Apr 4, 2014

    "How Many, How Much" How many slams in an old

    screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give em. Author: Shel Silverstein
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 2, 2015

    His poems make me happy.

    It's that simple, and yet so rare. I've loved them since I found Where The Sidewalk Ends in Books'a'Million at age eight. That book remains on my special shelf in the basement where I can read it any time I want.
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids
    16-17, F
    Apr 13, 2014
    lyricalongings lyricalongings
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 18, 2008

    Appropriate

    Every night I read to my youngest daughter and step-son the poems of Shel Silverstein. My older daughter and I fondly recall reading together his poems when she was younger. Sometimes they would each develop a favorite, and ask for that poem night after night.While all of the...
    accomplice accomplice
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 17, 2012

    "Who wants a pancake,

    Sweet and piping hot? Good little Grace looks up and says, 'I'll take the one on top.' Who wants a pancake, Fresh off the griddle? Terrible Theresa smiles and says, 'I'll take the one in the middle
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 2, 2015
    stillhavingfun123 stillhavingfun123
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Oct 1, 2015

    byshel.gif (2301 bytes) LIBERATED LADY

    1999 lady1999.jpg (15825 bytes)She's a liberated lady and she's lookin' out for herself. And she don't need your protection, and she does not want your help. And if you're lookin' for some pretty flower, you better go look somewhere else, 'Cause I warn you, she's a liberated...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 2, 2015

    The Man

    Shel is the man. He was a great artist and poet. I loved his songs that Dr. Hook and others did. They always had some humor in them. I also loved his children’s and adult books. Yes even though he is most famous for his children books I found out several years ago from a guy I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 10, 2011

    My Favorite, "The Yipiyuk"

    In the swamplands long ago, Where the weeds and mudglumps grow, A Yipiyuk bit upon my toe… Exactly why I do not know. I kicked and cried I hollered “Oh”— The Yipiyuk would not let go. I whispered to him soft and low— The Yipiyuk would not...
    serenityprayer serenityprayer
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jul 17, 2009

    novembermoon novembermoon
    41-45, F
    Oct 13, 2014

    “There is a place where the sidewalk ends And

    before the street begins, And there the grass grows soft and white, And there the sun burns crimson bright, And there the moon-bird rests from his flight To cool in the peppermint wind. Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black And the dark street winds and bends...
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    Jul 18, 2014

    Genius

    I grew up listening to the wonderful songs he wrote for Doctor Hook. I`m only 20, but I bought a copy of an album call ``Bankrupt``at a charity shop when I was only 8, just because the guys on the cover looked so freaky. I still play that album all the time, although I own it on...
    fullfigureozchick fullfigureozchick
    18-21, F
    Jul 10, 2009

    She had blue skin, And

    so did he. He kept it hid And so did she. They searched for blue Their whole life through, Then passed right by- And never knew. Shel Silverstein, Every Thing on It
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 2, 2015

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