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- Fifty Feet Tall - Inspired By Shel Silverstein's ‘one Inch Tall' -

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If you were fifty feet tall, you would not go to school
the grand oceans would be your swimming pool
the hide of an elephant would be your meat
and would only take a few seconds to eat
a lion would be like a furry flea
if you were fifty feet tall

If you were fifty feet tall, you would walk over walls
and would take only seconds to visit the mall
a tropical rain forest would be your bed

a snack for you would be a tonne of bread
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Sunday, October 12, 2008
Topic(s) of this poem: imagination
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ashley Meier 15 October 2009

This is a cute poem :) I like it a lot lol and it would be possible, if you had a piece of 50 foot paper.

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Ashraful Musaddeq 23 October 2008

Wonderful composition. Love it with 10.

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Cheryl Roewer 02 March 2011

It's a pretty good poem, but not as whimsical as one inch tall. I don't feel the fantasy as much.

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Chaeli snyder 10 November 2020

can I use this poem please I am 11 years old and my school wants me to do a poem but I don't know what to do contact csnydereastpointsc.org to say yes or no

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Elena Plotkin 06 March 2014

Shel Silverstein would've been proud. Great write!

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Bri Edwards 20 December 2013

*(Fifty feet tall (inspired by Shel Silverstein's 'One inch tall')) If you were fifty feet tall, you would not go to school the grand oceans would be your swimming pool the hide of an elephant would be your meat and would only take a few seconds to eat a lion would be like a furry flea if you were fifty feet tall If you were fifty feet tall, you would walk over walls and would take only seconds to visit the mall a tropical rainforest would be your bed a snack for you would be a tonne of bread you would were a tin roof upon your head if you were fifty feet tall You'd paddle across the pacific on a glacier of ice you couldn't hug your mum, she would be like a grain of rice people would run from you with fright to move a pencil would be a frustrating plight (this poem would be hard to write, if you were fifty feet tall) Inspired by Shel Silverstein's poem 'One inch tall' Allen Steble If You Were Fifty Feet Tall..... [inspired by poemhunter poet Allen Steble's poem: *(Fifty feet tall (inspired by Shel Silverstein's 'One inch tall')): humor] If you could go to school, it would be the Very High School. I think, for swimming, Australia's Lake Como would do. Go ahead, if you want, and eat the elephant's tough hide, but if I were you, I'd prefer to eat the elephant's inside. A lion might look to you like a small furry flea, but I bet its claws would still sting like a big stinging bee. If you were fifty feet tall, you could step over.....most any size wall, but if you tripped, you might kill yourself in a VERY VERY BIG fall. A rainforest as a bed? Cover with a circus tent or you might get wet! Or you could wear(not were) a tin roof over your head. That's a good bet. You could eat a tonne of bread and drink gallons from rain gutter, (but I'd drink a keg of wine) . Don't forget to add, to bread, butter. Yes, a glacier of ice would make, for you, a super transoceanic raft. If you're fifty feet tall, I'd like to see [maybe not] your daddy's shaft. True, some ignorant people might well run from you in fright, but to me, such uncalled-for uncouth behaviour.......just isn't right! ! (December 20,2013) thanks Allen for sharing the poem(s) and for being an inspiration to me. i don't know WHAT i would have done with my day otherwise! i noticed your name at the top of some popularity list. congratulations, i think. :) bri you would were a tin roof upon your head

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Connie Yost 11 May 2013

This is cute and fun to read- -a pleasure.

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Shakirah Villafane 27 April 2011

it was good but i like one inch tall

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