The Little Boy And The Old Man Poem by Shel Silverstein

The Little Boy And The Old Man

Rating: 2.7


Said the little boy, 'Sometimes I drop my spoon.'
Said the old man, 'I do that too.'
The little boy whispered, 'I wet my pants.'
'I do that too,' laughed the little old man.
Said the little boy, 'I often cry.'
The old man nodded, 'So do I.'
'But worst of all,' said the boy, 'it seems
Grown-ups don't pay attention to me.'
And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.
'I know what you mean,' said the little old man.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Mary Whelan 28 February 2019

Heard this years ago..never forgot

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Rhonda Blanton 27 April 2018

sounds like the little boy and the old man is going through the same thing.

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Ray Schreiber 07 April 2010

Thanks for sharing this one. Warm and funny...not to mention poignant.

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