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Shel Silverstein - Nobody


Nobody loves me,

Nobody cares,

Nobody picks me peaches and pears,

Nobody offers me candy and Cokes,

Nobody listens and laughs at my jokes.

Nobody helps when i get in a fight,

Nobody does all my homework at night.

Nobody misses me,

Nobody cries,

Nobody thinks I'm a wonderful guy.

So if you ask me who's my best friend, in a whiz,

I'll stand up and tell you that Nobody is.

But yesterday night I got quite a scare,

I woke up and Nobody just wasn't there.

I called out and reached out for Nobody's hand,

In the darkness where Nobody usually stands.

Then I poked through the house, in each cranny and nook,

But I found somebody each place that I looked.

I searched till I'm tired, and now with the dawn,

There's no doubt about it-

Nobody's gone!

-Shel Silverstein

quietbeauty quietbeauty 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2009

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Wow that's deep

this has been my favorite poem since i was 11 yrs old.... fav book tho would have to be the ABZ's