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  • #1
    Shel Silverstein
    “Nobody loves me, nobody cares,
    Nobody picks me peaches and pears.
    Nobody offers me candy and Cokes,
    Nobody listens and laughs at me jokes.
    Nobody helps when I get into a fight,
    Nobody does all my homework at night.
    Nobody misses me,
    Nobody cries,
    Nobody thinks I'm a wonderful guy.
    So, if you ask me who's my best friend, in a whiz,
    I'll stand up and tell you NOBODY is!
    But yesterday night I got quite a scare
    I woke up and Nobody just WASN'T there!
    I called out and reached for Nobody's hand,
    In the darkness where Nobody usually stands,
    Then I poked through the house, in each cranny and nook,
    But I found SOMEBODY each place that I looked.
    I seached till I'm tired, and now with the dawn,
    There's no doubt about it-
    NOBODY'S GONE!!”
    Shel Silverstein

  • #2
    Shel Silverstein
    “I cannot go to school today"
    Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
    "I have the measles and the mumps,
    A gash, a rash and purple bumps.

    My mouth is wet, my throat is dry.
    I'm going blind in my right eye.
    My tonsils are as big as rocks,
    I've counted sixteen chicken pox.

    And there's one more - that's seventeen,
    And don't you think my face looks green?
    My leg is cut, my eyes are blue,
    It might be the instamatic flu.

    I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke,
    I'm sure that my left leg is broke.
    My hip hurts when I move my chin,
    My belly button's caving in.

    My back is wrenched, my ankle's sprained,
    My 'pendix pains each time it rains.
    My toes are cold, my toes are numb,

    I have a sliver in my thumb.

    My neck is stiff, my voice is weak,
    I hardly whisper when I speak.
    My tongue is filling up my mouth,

    I think my hair is falling out.

    My elbow's bent, my spine ain't straight,
    My temperature is one-o-eight.
    My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear,

    There's a hole inside my ear.

    I have a hangnail, and my heart is ...
    What? What's that? What's that you say?
    You say today is .............. Saturday?

    G'bye, I'm going out to play!”
    Shel Silverstein

  • #3
    Shel Silverstein
    “Draw a crazy picture,
    Write a nutty poem,
    Sing a mumble-gumble song,
    Whistle through your comb.
    Do a loony-goony dance
    'Cross the kitchen floor,
    Put something silly in the world
    That ain't been there before.”
    Shel Silverstein

  • #4
    Shel Silverstein
    “If you are a dreamer come in
    If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar
    A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer
    If youre a pretender com sit by my fire
    For we have some flax golden tales to spin
    Come in!
    Come in!”
    Shel Silverstein

  • #5
    Shel Silverstein
    “All The Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
    Layin' In The Sun,
    Talkin' 'Bout The Things
    They Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda Done...
    But All Those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
    All Ran Away And Hid
    From One Little Did.”
    Shel Silverstein

  • #6
    Shel Silverstein
    “Are wild strawberries really wild? Will they scratch an adult, will they snap at a child? Should you pet them, or let them run free where they roam? Could they ever relax in a steam-heated home? Can they be trained to not growl at the guests? Will a litterbox work or would they make a mess? Can we make them a Cowberry, herding the cows, or maybe a Muleberry pulling the plows, or maybe a Huntberry chasing the grouse, or maybe a Watchberry guarding the house, and though they may curl up at your feet oh so sweetly can you ever feel that you trust them completely? Or should we make a pet out of something less scary, like the Domestic Prune or the Imported Cherry, Anyhow, you've been warned and I will not be blamed if your Wild Strawberries cannot be tamed.”
    Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein

  • #7
    Shel Silverstein
    “The Voice

    There is a voice inside of you
    That whispers all day long,
    "I feel this is right for me,
    I know that this is wrong."
    No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
    Or wise man can decide
    What's right for you--just listen to
    The voice that speaks inside.”
    Shel Silverstein

  • #8
    Shel Silverstein
    “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 slow,
    And we'll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
    For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
    The place where the sidewalk ends.”
    Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein

  • #9
    Shel Silverstein
    “Once i spoke the language of the flowers,Once i undrestand each word the caterpillar said,Once i smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings,”
    Shel Silverstein

  • #10
    Shel Silverstein
    “Once I spoke the language of the flowers,
    Once I understood each word the caterpillar said,
    Once I smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings,
    And shared a conversation with the housefly
    in my bed.
    Once I heard and answered all the questions
    of the crickets,
    And joined the crying of each falling dying
    flake of snow,
    Once I spoke the language of the flowers. . . .
    How did it go?
    How did it go?”
    Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein

  • #11
    Shel Silverstein
    “The bridge will only take you halfway there, to those mysterious lands you long to see. Through gypsy camps and swirling Arab fair, and moonlit woods where unicorns run free. So come and walk awhile with me and share the twisting trails and wondrous worlds I've known. But this bridge will only take you halfway there. The last few steps you have to take alone.”
    Shel Silverstein

  • #12
    Benjamin Franklin
    “There was never a bad peace or a good war.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • #13
    Benjamin Franklin
    “Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • #14
    Benjamin Franklin
    “In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • #15
    Benjamin Franklin
    “When you're testing to see how deep water is, never use two feet.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • #16
    Benjamin Franklin
    “Fish and visitors smell in three days.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • #17
    Benjamin Franklin
    “Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.”
    Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack

  • #18
    Benjamin Franklin
    “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • #19
    Benjamin Franklin
    “Work as if you were to live a thousand years, play as if you were to die tomorrow.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • #20
    Benjamin Franklin
    “In the Affairs of this World Men are saved, not by Faith,
    but by the Lack of it.”
    Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack

  • #21
    Benjamin Franklin
    “If you have a bald head don't walk out in the sun because you will get burned.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • #22
    Benjamin Franklin
    “While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • #23
    William W. Purkey
    “You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
    Love like you'll never be hurt,
    Sing like there's nobody listening,
    And live like it's heaven on earth.”
    William W. Purkey

  • #24
    Dr. Seuss
    “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #25
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #26
    “Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”
    Narcotics Anonymous

  • #27
    Mark Twain
    “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
    Mark Twain

  • #28
    “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”
    Maurice Switzer

  • #29
    Robert Frost
    “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
    Robert Frost

  • #30
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt



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