Smart Poem by Shel Silverstein


Rating: 3.4

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!

alexander depretis 03 April 2018

its cool i love it fortnight

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Connie Ball 26 March 2018

I have commented several times and submitted, but it wont take. I can see how a younger child could reach this logic.

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Candice 27 March 2018

It was hilarious but very good

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Ur dad 11 November 2021

Candice nuts fit I. Your mouth

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Kelly 27 March 2018

easy to point, for children of all ages to enjoy

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Nolan 22 April 2022

Pomes are good

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Krissytookyoact 25 March 2022


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Krissytookyoact 25 March 2022

Nice poem! [3

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Martha Rodriguez 17 February 2022

Esta en ingles y le entiendo poco

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Sarah 13 January 2022

My daughter would love this poem

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