Shel Silverstein

(September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999 / Chicago/ Illinois)

Ations - Poem by Shel Silverstein

If we meet and I say, 'Hi,'
That's a salutation.
If you ask me how I feel,
That's a consideration.
If we stop and talk a while,
That's a conversation.
If we understand each other,
That's a communication.
If we argue, scream and fight,
That's an altercation.
If later we apoligize,
That's reconciliation.
If we help each other home,
That's a cooperation.
And all these actions added up
Make Civilization.
(And if I say this is a wonderful poem,
Is that exaggeration?)

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  • Gold Star - 13,865 Points Susan Williams (10/11/2015 8:33:00 PM)

    This is one of the reasons we love him- his love of mankind shines in his poetry (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 6, 2010

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