Ations Poem by Shel Silverstein


Rating: 3.4

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?)

Susan Williams 11 October 2015

This is one of the reasons we love him- his love of mankind shines in his poetry

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Sylvia Frances Chan 28 August 2018

An excellent poem on the ATION endings. How inventive! Congratulations being chosen as Modern Poem Of The Day. A wonderful poem? That´s no exaggeration at all. True wonderful and a delightful read.

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Selby 04 March 2021

And if we question human right...that's interrogation

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Susan Williams 28 August 2018

I enjoyed the living definitions of the sy

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Susan Williams 28 August 2018

nonyms for different aspects of communications. A humorous poem Shel Silverstein style!

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Marshall Turbyfill 31 July 2023

Simply sublime!

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Chinedu Dike 08 May 2022

Insightful and witty composition....

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Savita Tyagi 08 May 2022

Wonderful! No exaggeration!

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Nabakishore Dash 08 May 2022

wonderful poem dear poet Silverstein.Never exaggeration.Thanks for sharing.

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G.vijay 08 May 2022

I enjoyed loving definition ofthe air pollution.

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Shel Silverstein

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