Shel Silverstein

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

Batty - Poem by Shel Silverstein

The baby bat
Screamed out in fright,
'Turn on the dark,
I'm afraid of the light.'


Comments about Batty by Shel Silverstein

  • (12/14/2017 8:08:00 AM)


    I love this poem. Silverstein has a way of compressing a world of meaning into a 'cute' little story about a bat. (Report) Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (12/14/2017 4:13:00 AM)


    Such a brilliant write by Shel Silverstein👍👍👍 (Report) Reply

  • (12/14/2017 2:54:00 AM)


    Indeed, in its fright, it had probably mistaken light for dark..........well expressed in conflict..........thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Ruta Mohapatra (12/14/2017 2:35:00 AM)


    A really witty poem. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (12/14/2017 12:24:00 AM)


    Not a good example in this category. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 6, 2010



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