A Couple More Years Poem by Shel Silverstein

A Couple More Years

Rating: 3.2


I've got a couple more years on you, baby...that's all.
I've had more chances to fly and more places to fall.
And it ain't that I'm wiser...
It's only that I've spent more time with my back to the wall.
And I've picked up a couple more years on you, baby.. that's all.

I've walked a couple more roads than you, baby...that's all.
And I'm tired of runnin' while you're only learning to crawl.
And you're headin somewhere...
But I've been to somewhere... and found it was nowhere at all.
And I've picked up a couple of years on you baby... that's all.

Now sayin' goodbye, girl don't never come easy at all.
But you've got to fly 'cuz you're hearin' those young eagles call.
And someday when you're older, you'll smile at a man strong and tall.
And you'll say I've got a couple more years on you, baby... that's all.

I've got a couple more years on you baby... that's all.
You'll say I've had more chances to fly and more places to fall.
It ain't that I'm wiser...
It's only that I've spent more time with my back to the wall.
And I've picked up a couple more years on you baby... that's all.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Jose 02 February 2022

He has a sing songy thing going on. This could be lyrics to a popular song

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Chinedu Dike 04 February 2022

A beautiful, sonorous piece nicely put together with conviction.....

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Leria Hawkins 02 February 2022

My last comment was totally wrong...it was not T. Graham Brown, it was Dr. Hook that has sang this poem as a lyrics. Does a great job too!

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Leria Hawkins 02 February 2022

You can listen to this poem put to music by T. Graham Brown. I've known this poem for many years and never knew it was Shel Silverstein. I've only heard T. Graham Brown sing it as a lyrics.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 February 2022

An excellent poem with a hilarious undertone, as if he is holding the mirror in front of him. This is a fantastic poem as I have known about Silverstein.5 Stars for this brilliant Modern Powm Of The Day

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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 February 2022

I've had more chances to fly and more places to fall. And it ain't that I'm wiser... It's only that I've spent more time with my back to the wall.Here I cited few words of Shel Silverstein

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