Shel Silverstein
Chicago/ Illinois
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25 Minutes To Go

Rating: 3.3
They're buildin' the gallows outside my cell.
I got 25 minutes to go.

And in 25 minutes I'll be in Hell.
I got 24 minutes to go.

Well, they give me some beans for my last meal.
23 minutes to go.

And you know... nobody asked me how I feel.
I got 22 minutes to go.
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this made me crazy 22 April 2021
yes
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SY Wong... 28 March 2021
In such situation, would i still be able to think of writing, a poem..
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Deluke Muwanigwa 27 March 2021
Reading and giggling is what i was doing. Great macabre humour.
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Bharati Nayak 27 March 2021
Powerful poetry, chosen for Poem of the Day ---Congratulations!
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Bharati Nayak 27 March 2021
I could not read to the end because the feelings portrayed about the man going for gallows are so powerful that they overwhelmed me
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Sylvia Frances Chan 27 March 2021
Congratulations with the Modern Poem Of The Day.. Brilliant and hilarious creation, fantastically worded!
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Robert Murray Smith 27 March 2021
Love Johnny Cash's song at Folsom.
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Dr Antony Theodore 09 December 2020
And it's too damned pretty for a man to die. i got 2 more minutes to go I can hear the buzzards... hear the crows. 1 more minute to go. And now I'm swingin' and here I gooooooooo.... it is terrible. i fell into the emotions. tony
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Robert Murray Smith 08 October 2020
A brilliant poem. Sung by Johnny Cash. Memorable.
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Dr Antony Theodore 22 September 2020
And it's too damned pretty for a man to die. i got 2 more minutes to go I can hear the buzzards... hear the crows. 1 more minute to go. A great poem of imagination. tony
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