Shel Silverstein
Chicago/ Illinois
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Smart

Rating: 3.3
My dad gave me one dollar bill
'Cause I'm his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
'Cause two is more then one!
And then I took the quarters
And traded them to Lou
For three dimes-- I guess he didn't know
That three is more than two!
Just then, along came old blind Bates
And just 'cause he can't see
He gave me four nickels for my three dimes,
And four is more than three!
And I took the nickels to Hiram Coombs
Down at the seed-feed store,
And the fool gave me five pennies for them,
And five is more than four!
And I went and showed my dad,
And he got red in the cheeks
And closed his eyes and shook his head--
Too proud of me to speak!
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COMMENTS
V. Akash 26 February 2021
This poem was very clever to write, amazing poem!
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MGB3 08 February 2021
Dang a lotta braindead ppl here
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S. Balvo 14 January 2021
enjoyed it.
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S. Balvo 14 January 2021
Learn about money.
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P. Higby 30 December 2020
Good poem.
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P Higby 30 December 2020
Good poem.
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P Higby 30 December 2020
Good poem
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P. Higby 30 December 2020
Very good.
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M. Kasher 11 December 2020
I had read it before. Very clever.
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Dr Antony Theodore 09 December 2020
And I went and showed my dad, And he got red in the cheeks And closed his eyes and shook his head- Too proud of me to speak! a very good poem. tony
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