Shel Silverstein

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

Shel Silverstein Poems

1. Won't You? 11/17/2015
2. Mr. Grumpledump's Song 3/30/2016
3. Wastebasket Brother 5/13/2015
4. Rotten Convention 1/4/2016
5. Hungry Mungry 2/14/2016
6. Backward Bill 10/2/2015
7. The Homework Machine 3/17/2015
8. Don'T Change On My Account 1/20/2015
9. Thumbsucker 4/7/2010
10. Dirty Face 11/17/2015
11. Quaaludes Again 4/7/2010
12. Hey Nelly Nelly 4/7/2010
13. Pour Me Another Tequila Sheila 4/7/2010
14. Peace Proposal 4/7/2010
15. Modern Talk 4/7/2010
16. Runny’s Heading Rabits 4/7/2010
17. Marie Laveau 4/7/2010
18. Ring Of Grass 4/7/2010
19. Makin' It Natural 4/7/2010
20. The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan 4/7/2010
21. Son Of A Scoundrel 4/7/2010
22. Stacy Brown Got Two 4/7/2010
23. Man Who Got No Sign 4/7/2010
24. Crouchin’ On The Outside 4/6/2010
25. Mama I'Ll Sing One For You 4/7/2010
26. Polly In A Porny 4/7/2010
27. For What She Had Done 4/7/2010
28. Hoodoo Voodoo Lady 4/7/2010
29. Put Something In 4/7/2010
30. Kick It Again 4/7/2010
31. Sure Hit Songwriter’s Pen 4/7/2010
32. Scum Of The Earth 4/7/2010
33. Plastic 4/7/2010
34. Liberated Lady 1999 4/7/2010
35. Goodnight Little Houseplant 4/7/2010
36. Pathetic Way Of Getting Over Me 4/7/2010
37. Danny O'Dare 4/7/2010
38. Bigtime 4/6/2010
39. Stop Thief! 4/7/2010
40. The Great Conch Train Robbery 4/7/2010

Comments about Shel Silverstein

  • anonymous (1/15/2018 5:13:00 PM)

    i forget, which one of his poems is the one where it goes:
    knock knock
    who's there?
    me
    me who?
    exactly
    exactly what?
    yes! i have an exactlywhat with me right now!
    and then i forgot the rest....

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  • Judith Vestal (1/14/2018 4:08:00 PM)

    My comments is missing one word. It should be -fourth grade. Please correct. Thank you!

  • Michael (1/10/2018 10:57:00 AM)

    best books EVER
    thx for being a good poet! ! ! ! !

  • cooper (1/10/2018 9:05:00 AM)

    i love your books! ! !

  • Kshirod Kumar Dehury Kshirod Kumar Dehury (12/14/2017 7:30:00 AM)

    i really like his poem there funny but make you think, thanks for sharing.10+++

  • laura terpstra (11/14/2017 7:56:00 PM)

    *good I meant to write

  • Laura Terpstra (11/14/2017 7:54:00 PM)

    I do think some of them are quite rude if I say so myself. Some of them are goog though: D.
    Is this poet still alive? ? ?

  • Madison (11/12/2017 6:21:00 PM)

    I love your books sooooooooooooooo much! ! !

  • 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.

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

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

Best Poem of Shel Silverstein

Where The Sidewalk Ends

There is a place where the sidewalk ends
and before the street begins,
and there the grass grows soft and white,
and there the sun burns crimson bright,
and there the moon-bird rests from his flight
to cool in the peppermint wind.

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
and the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
we shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow
and watch where the chalk-white arrows go
to the place where the sidewalk ends.

Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and ...

Read the full of Where The Sidewalk Ends

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.

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