Shel Silverstein

(September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999 / Chicago/ Illinois)

Comments about Shel Silverstein

  • Robert Peterson (1/4/2016 2:47:00 AM)

    Bobby Bare recorded a collection of Shel's songs, and won awards for Lullabyes, Legends and Lies. Shel did great things for children also. Made them think! Made us adults think in a humourous way with his other work. One of the Greatest of all time. Just ask John Cash. Johnny to the rest of us. Hef and the Playboy mansion...I don't know the details, but who would not find a better place to pass away with friends all around. One of the greatest POETS of our time.

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  • Jessica Adams Jessica Adams (5/5/2015 9:53:00 PM)

    I love Gods Wheel! ! ! That one is awesome! !

  • LovedayJackson Jackson (4/25/2015 5:32:00 AM)

    Wow! Such a huge fan of Shel! I have read most of his books and my favourite one is the Giving Tree

  • John Brown (7/28/2014 1:20:00 AM)

    i really like his poems there funny but make you think

  • Goldheart Bird (8/21/2013 10:18:00 AM)

    I love his poems! I never read his books before though I might check some out at the libarie!

  • Artemis Gutierrez (9/10/2012 7:45:00 PM)

    I love you his poems! He's Awesome! I read almost all of his poem books. I'm his #1 fan.

  • Jessica Gaudette (12/17/2011 2:46:00 PM)

    I agree. My brother, dad and I used to buy his books for my moms birthday, which is the day after Christmas, and she has memorized so many of his poems! I recently found one we hadn't seen before, and it's waiting all wrapped up for her birthday!

  • Rimjhim Singh (9/2/2011 1:27:00 PM)

    shel silverstein= <3
    his poems coloured my childhood.

Best Poem of Shel Silverstein

Hug O'War

I will not play at tug o' war.
I'd rather play at hug o' war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.

Read the full of Hug O'War

25 Minutes To Go

They're buildin' the gallows outside my cell.
I got 25 minutes to go.

And in 25 minutes I'll be in Hell.
I got 24 minutes to go.

Well, they give me some beans for my last meal.
23 minutes to go.

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