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I Love Shel Silverstein

For everyone who knows they're way too old to love Shel Silverstein...... or Dr. Seuss. lol 162 People

    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 26-30, M Apr 4, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    The Giving Tree anyone?

    I absolutely love that book
    GEMWASHERE GEMWASHERE 13-15, F May 2

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    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2008

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    novembermoon novembermoon 41-45, F Oct 13, 2014

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    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

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    Shel Silverstein's Other Life.

    Before he began writing children's books, Shel Silverstein used to write for major magazines such as Playboy, Penthouse, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone and others as well. He wrote humor. He also wrote most of the songs for the band Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show, known to it's fans...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M Sep 19, 2011

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    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 13-15, F Apr 13, 2014

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    novembermoon novembermoon 41-45, F Oct 13, 2014

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    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 46-50, M 2 Responses May 3

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    "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
    BackedByNeeds BackedByNeeds 36-40, F 2 Responses May 2

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    “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 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 18, 2014

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    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

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    "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
    BackedByNeeds BackedByNeeds 36-40, F May 2

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    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...
    BackedByNeeds BackedByNeeds 36-40, F 2 Responses May 2

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    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

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    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

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    Dont Change On My Account

    “If you're sloppy, that's just fine. If you're moody, I won't mind. If you're fat, that's fine with me. If you're skinny, let it be. If you're bossy, that's all right. if you're nasty, I won't fight. If you're rough, well that's just you. If you're mean, that's all right too...
    Luckybird Luckybird 26-30, F 2 Responses May 11, 2013

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    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
    BackedByNeeds BackedByNeeds 36-40, F 2 Responses May 2

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    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...
    hey123you hey123you 41-45, M Jun 10, 2011

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    I really love Shelley's "The flower that smiles today. Tomorrow dies; All that we wish to stay. Tempts and then flies." it's one of the poems that I can relate to!
    introverteddementor introverteddementor 18-21, F May 6

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    Sheldon: Woman, you are playing with forces beyond your ken. Penny: Yeah, well your Ken can kiss my Barbie. ----------- Leonard: Sheldon, you do this all the time! You fixate on...
    Daenerys7 Daenerys7 41-45, F 2 Responses May 15

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    ------Sheldon's Mother------ Leonard: You're talking like a crazy person. Mary Cooper: Actually, I had him tested as a child. Doctor says he's fine. Sheldon: Told ya. Mary Cooper...
    Daenerys7 Daenerys7 41-45, F 2 Responses May 15

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    I'm having a moment where I am unsure of what I should do, what my response should be. We just took a child from this young girl and I'm working on the adoption papers for someone...
    FelicitySmoak FelicitySmoak 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Candlelight has such a lovely warmth! We have a small home so we utilize shelving quite a bit. On nearly every shelf you will see a candle! Pity they are more expensive than they...
    sailnude sailnude 41-45, F 3 Responses May 9

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    I believe it's a mix of paranoia and a sheltered childhood that's the culprit behind some of my serious trust issues today. In my childhood, I was constantly warned about the...
    astateofdisarray astateofdisarray 18-21, F May 16

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    Sangria by Blake Shelton! My favorite song right now :)
    christy0909 christy0909 18-21, F May 1

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    I love in a homeless youth shelter
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge 16-17, F 2 Responses May 2

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    The Corner... Staind http://youtu.be/5HFz5SH9L-A It sheltered me from nothing but the weather I called it home for a moment of my life This place I see just doesn't look familiar...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response May 8

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    I was talking with my friends from the town I went to high school, we talked about a lot of things but then later on they said I grew up sheltered and I guess it might be true but...
    KValentine17 KValentine17 22-25, M May 18

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    I (M) fell in love with my best friend(F). We were at a party she came up and fell asleep on my lap and while she was half asleep she was whispering how much she loved me and how...
    von28570 von28570 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    You say you love rain, but use an umbrella to walk under it. You say you love sun, but you seek shelter when it is shining. You say you love the wind, but when it comes you close...
    angela9817 angela9817 16-17, F 2 Responses May 7

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    It must have been love but it's over now. It must have been good but I lost it somehow. It must have been love but it's over now. From the moment we touched, till the time had run...
    moonii moonii 18-21, F 1 Response May 9

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    I love rock and roll so put another dime in the jukebox baby. I love rock and roll put another dime and dance with me. just take those old records off the shelf, today music don't...
    weadkeys weadkeys 46-50, M May 13

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    my life as a whole has been crazy. I've been used by everyone. I've bent over backwards for everyone... and I still do it. my mother was a lady of the night, which is how I came...
    mrbossmanonthehill mrbossmanonthehill 31-35, M 1 Response May 17

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    Laughter fills the air, sun shining sprinklers spraying, swings swinging, Children playing running, sliding and swinging from monkey bars. Babies playing in the sandboxes...
    angeleyes4urpleasure angeleyes4urpleasure 41-45, F 5 Responses May 18

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    I love my cat. I don't have kids right now so she is my baby!! And she loves her momma! I remember the first day I went and found her at the animal shelter, we had lost our cat of...
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    I completely disagree that diamonds are a girl's best friend! BTW, I'm going to just type this out without proper grammar, paragraphs, blah, blah, blah. LOL! Our dog was a 15 year...
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    It was a Monday in spring and my kids were already in their beds. I forgot to lock the front door and he just walked on in as he usually does. Standing at the top of the staircase...
    ButterflyOnFire ButterflyOnFire 26-30, F May 12

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    He came quickly through the fog. Shinning in all his glory He spoke words of kindness and truth Painting the perfect story A quick connection A quick pairing A quick match that...
    LadyJunebug LadyJunebug 31-35, F 3 Responses May 14

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    Nope. I I never had enough money to buy all the books that I wished , always had to cut down to one or two only. But I loved the public libraries as well as my relatives friends...
    laughingsoul laughingsoul 41-45, F 3 Responses May 14

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    Being a book Fanatic, I am sure, my love for bookstores will never die. The moment I walk into a bookstore, the smell of those books, perfectly shelved, lights up my world. If I...