Shel Silverstein

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

Crowded Tub

Poem by Shel Silverstein

There are too many kids in this tub
There are too many elbows to scrub
I just washed a behind that I'm sure wasn't mine
There are too many kids in this tub.


Comments about Crowded Tub by Shel Silverstein

  • Kevin PatrickKevin Patrick (5/25/2019 10:01:00 PM)

    Sounds like he needs a bigger tub, but I wouldn't say that cause I don't want to rub.

    Silverstein was ingénues for imbuing so much in just a few lines.(Report)Reply

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  • kokor (4/10/2019 12:33:00 PM)

    Switch tub fot test-tube and we have moral dilemmas of in vitro fertilization here.(Report)Reply

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  • Brian  Taylor Brian Taylor (2/22/2019 11:24:00 AM)

    Good poem, Shel it has nice rhythm.(Report)Reply

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  • Dee Dee (3/31/2018 5:29:00 PM)

    Love it
    It is not too short
    I couldn't have written this poem
    Short as it is.(Report)Reply

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  • Lucas (1/18/2018 5:10:00 AM)

    it is so short nobody likes it just to short(Report)Reply

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  • Dancingnature (1/15/2018 12:49:00 AM)

    I remember as a kid 4 girls pretending to go swimming in a big cast iron tub(Report)Reply

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  • James Poemslayer (5/27/2016 8:49:00 AM)

    Poem slain my james poemslayer coming in with that slaining poem action shel silverstein slithering up to the poem like a truck
    -james poemslayer
    Poem slayuing level = 2(Report)Reply

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  • James Buttros (6/8/2012 8:53:00 AM)

    funny and creative i like it!(Report)Reply

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  • john tiong chunghoojohn tiong chunghoo (5/1/2006 9:27:00 AM)

    lovely and meaningful.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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