Crowded Tub Poem by Shel Silverstein

Crowded Tub

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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 OF THE POEM
James Buttros 08 June 2012

funny and creative i like it!

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John Tiong Chunghoo 01 May 2006

lovely and meaningful.

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Lucas 18 January 2018

it is so short nobody likes it just to short

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James Poemslayer 27 May 2016

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

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Dancingnature 15 January 2018

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

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Suryendu Chaudhury 17 October 2020

Seems to be based on the personal experience of the poet.

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Dr Antony Theodore 14 October 2020

I just washed a behind that I'm sure wasn't mine There are too many kids in this tub. as always enjoyed reading your poem. tony

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Kevin Patrick 25 May 2019

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.

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kokor 10 April 2019

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

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Brian Taylor 22 February 2019

Good poem, Shel it has nice rhythm.

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