Sarah Cynthia Slyvia Stout Would Not Take The Garbage Out Poem by Shel Silverstein

Sarah Cynthia Slyvia Stout Would Not Take The Garbage Out

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Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout
Would not take the garbage out!
She'd scour the pots and scrape the pans,
Candy the yams and spice the hams,
And though her daddy would scream and shout,
She simply would not take the garbage out.
And so it piled up to the ceilings:
Coffee grounds, potato peelings,
Brown Bananas, rotten peas,
Chunks of sour cottage cheese.
It filled the can, it covered the floor,
It cracked the window and blocked the door
With bacon rinds and chicken bones,
Drippy ends of ice cream cones,
Prune pits, peach pits, orange peel,
Gloppy glumps of cold oatmeal,
Pizza crusts and withered greens,
Soggy beans and tangerines,
Crusts of black burned buttered toast,
Grisly bits of beefy roasts...
The garbage rolled down the hall,
It raised the roof, it broke the wall...
Greasy napkins, cookie crumbs,
Globs of gooey bubble gum,
Cellophane from green baloney,
Rubbery blubbery macaroni,
Peanut butter, caked and dry,
Curdled milk and crusts of pie,
Moldy melons, dried-up mustard,
Eggshells mixed with lemon custard,
Cold french fries and rancid meat,
Yellow lumps of Cream of Wheat.
At last the garbage reached so high
That finally it touched the sky.
And all the neighbors moved away,
And none of her friends would come to play.
And finally Sarah Cynthia Slylvia Stout said,
'Ok, I'll take the garbage out!'
But then, of course, it was too late...
The garbage reached across the state,
From New York to the Golden Gate.
And there, in the garbage she did hate,
Poor Sarah met an awful fate,
That I cannot right now relate
Because the hour is much too late.
But children, remember Sarah Stout
And always take the garbage out!

Kai-lee Newman 14 March 2012

i love this alliteration poem

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Alexander Crocker 17 April 2012

This poem is one of the best he has made. He is an amazing poet

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saharsh 02 August 2018

hi my name is saharsh i like the poem

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illusion 09 August 2018

very funny sharsha

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anonymous 09 August 2018


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Sheetal kumra 27 January 2021

Lovely poem. Reminds me of the poem the muddlehead

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stella 28 July 2020

This is a lazy person

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stella randolph 28 July 2020

Need to be motivated to clean up.

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Grace 07 April 2020

I like the rhyme it had.

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