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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 97 People

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    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 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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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

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    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

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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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    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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    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 1 Response May 11, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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

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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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