Shel Silverstein

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

Daylight Dreamer - Poem by Shel Silverstein

Here's the half-finished painting of a girl that I started last December
Here's the first three pages of my novel bout I don't really remember
Here's my Martin guitar that I never quite learned how to play
That's the daylight dreamer wishful thinker's way

I had a Harley bike but I traded it off to a feller
For the Astroglass boat that's still sittin down in my cellar
I bought a tape recorder and found I had nothin' to say
That's the daylight dreamer wishful thinker's way

I got an exercise machine man I'd be glad to let you try it
This well it's a Leika Camera maybe you'd like to buy it
I can get you a real good deal
I just need enough money to buy myself some modeling clay
Yeah that's the daylight dreamer wishful thinker's way

On the day that I die they'll be talking about the dearly departed
And they'll say he never ever finished nothin' that he started
But I started this song man I'm gonna finish it today
Yeah that's the daylight dreamer

(How was it...daylight...oh wish...wishful...think...what were it...
I forgot I forgot the words
Listen... anyway... why don't we just take a break and finish it later you know
Cause I could sure use a sandwich
I wanna get myself a BLT or something
And listen... right near the restaurant there's a great old bookstore.
Right near the restaurant
They got all these great old books... great old comic books...they got Batman)


Comments about Daylight Dreamer by Shel Silverstein

  • Ace Of Black Hearts (4/12/2013 11:33:00 PM)

    Sometimes what we don't finish somebody does for us.
    After we are long gone.
    So yes there is no reason to worry anyways.
    Because most of us are really daylight dreamers...
    I like folk songs and this I would definitely consider one.
    You certainly got a knack for writing that distractingly kind of way.
    10++
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 7, 2010



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