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Friday, April 27, 2012

Shel Silverstein Poem


This has become a favorite poem of mine; as I have reached the winter of my life I can definitely relate to it:

THE LITTLE BOY AND THE OLD MAN

Said the little boy, "Sometimes I drop my spoon."
Said the little old man, "I do that too."
The little boy whispered, "I wet my pants."
"I do that too," laughed the little old man.
Said the little boy, "I often cry."
The old man nodded, "So do I."
"But worst of all," said the boy, "it seems
Grown-ups don't pay attention to me."
And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.
"I know what you mean," said the little old man.

(To find more Shel Silverstein poems search Google)

17 comments:

  1. Oh, I love this, too! So much truth in it!

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  2. You asked if I take the pics on my blog. I do; all of the photos are mine - except for one back in 2009! I enjoy capturing God's beautiful creations!

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  3. Never saw that but certainly can relate. Thank you for your kind words re: my sister's hubby. Has a long road ahead but she is determined.

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  4. Love the old photo...handsome lad, for sure. That happy face tells me the tricycle may be new. There's so much meaning in these words.

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  5. Never heard this one but it brings tears and is so true..hope you're having a nice weekend..

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  6. Aw... we all should remember to pay more attention to the very young and the elderly. We can learn so much from both.

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  7. This is so bitter/sweet Charlotte. I love it.

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  8. Shel Silverstein was one of my kids favorite reads.

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  9. Oh, what a beautiful poem. I've never heard it before and unfortunately it is true.

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  10. I have several Shel Silverstein books and love them. Thanks for sharing this, so true!

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  11. I always enjoy Silversten's poems and this is a good one!

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  12. Aww..what a sweet poem. I love Shel Silverstein's books and poems.

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  13. Ilove that poem. I have never seen it before, but it is right where I am, right now.

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  14. Charlotee, I love Shel Silverstein and I do love this poem. I found it (again) a few years ago when I checked out one of his books from the library. When my kids were young, I believe we had all of his books. I am happy to have had a little time tonight to visit some of my favorite blog sites. I have continued to be so overwhelmed in my life that I've not had time to write or to read blogs. I've just read several of yours. I hope to be a regular again soon. I love reading your posts.

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