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Pie Problem

by Shel Silverstein

If I eat one more piece of pie, I’ll die!
If I can’t have one more piece of pie, I’ll die!
So since it’s all decided I must die,
I might as well have one more piece of pie.
MMMM–OOOH–MY!
Chomp–Gulp–‘Bye.

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October 16, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

The Giving Tree


By Shel Silverstein

Once there was a tree…and she loved a little boy.

So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein.

Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk…and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave.

Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another’s capacity to love in return.

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April 26, 2019 at 4:26 am 2 comments

Listen to the Mustn’ts

April 13, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Merry

WhereSidewalkEndsby Shel Silverstein
Merry

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March 25, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

The Unicorn


Where the Sidewalk Ends
The Unicorn by Shel Silverstein

from the book “Where the Sidewalk Ends” (1974)

A long time ago when the earth was green
There were more kinds of animals than you’ve ever seen
They’d run around free while the world was being born
But the loveliest of them all was the unicorn

There were…
Refrain:
Green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty-backed camels and some chimpanzees
Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you’re born

The loveliest of them all was the unicorn

Now the Lord saw some sinning, and it gave him pain
And he said, “Stand back, I’m gonna make it rain”
He said, “Hey, brother Noah, I’ll tell you what to do
Build me a floating zoo

And take some of them…
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Don’t you forget my unicorn

Old Noah was there to answer the call
He finished up making the ark just as the rain started to fall
He marched in the animals two by two
And he called out as they went through

“Hey Lord, I got your”…
Refrain
I just can’t see no unicorns

Then Noah looked out through the driving rain
The unicorns were hiding, playing silly games
Kicking and splashing while the rain was pouring
Oh them silly unicorns

There were green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty-backed camels and some chimpanzees
Noah cried, “Close the door, for the rain is pouring
And we just can’t wait for no unicorns

And then the ark started moving, it drifted with the tide
The unicorns looked up from the rocks and they cried
And the waters came down and started floating them away
That’s why you’ve never seen a unicorn to this day

You’ll see…
Refrain
You’re never gonna see no unicorns

July 23, 2014 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Early Birds

By Shel Silverstein

Oh, if you’re a bird, be an early bird
And catch the worm for your breakfast plate.
If you’re a bird, be an early bird—
But if you’re a worm, sleep late.

October 19, 2013 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too

By Shel Silverstein

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October 18, 2013 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment


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