Danny O'Dare Poem by Shel Silverstein

Danny O'Dare

Rating: 2.8

Danny O'Dare, the dancin' bear,
Ran away from the County Fair,
Ran right up to my back stair
And thought he'd do some dancin' there.
He started jumpin' and skippin' and kickin',
He did a dance called the Funky Chicken,
He did the Polka, he did the Twist,
He bent himself into a pretzel like this.
He did the Dog and the Jitterbug,
He did the Jerk and the Bunny Hug.
He did the Waltz and the Boogaloo,
He did the Hokey-Pokey too.
He did the Bop and the Mashed Potata,
He did the Split and the See Ya Later.
And now he's down upon one knee,
Bowin' oh so charmingly,
And winkin' and smilin'--it's easy to see
Danny O'Dare wants to dance with me.

Harindhar Reddy 21 April 2020

! He did all kinds of dances like foxtrot and hambo hora....from one side... From other side in hidden self he did all nonsense and asked for forgiveness. A terrific poem....

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Dominic Windram 21 April 2020

I love this comical poem...it has has a fantastic rhythm like the dancin' bear himself!

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Kumarmani Mahakul 21 April 2020

He started jumpin' and skippin' and kickin', He did a dance called the Funky Chicken..... amusing expression. Beautifully painted.

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You are Rock 21 April 2020

dance dance with me, really enjoyable poem

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paul amrod 21 April 2020

A very light and enjoyable lyric which could be a really comical song.

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Mahtab Bangalee 21 April 2020

beautiful Danny whose all notices lovingly expressed

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Edward Kofi Louis 21 April 2020

He did the Hokey-Pokey! ! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Douglas Scotney 21 April 2020

talented for a bear.....

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Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein

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