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        Smart
        by Shel Silverstein

        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 than one!

        And then i took the quarters
        And traded them to Lou
        For three dimes - i guess he don't know
        that three is more than two!

        Just them, 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 then 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!
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        Love it.




        One of my favorite books of all time!


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        MommyMachine wrote:

        Love it.

        One of my favorite books of all time!


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        You know what.. i did the same thing when i was little and think oh how smart...  :-[

        But what happened later is i learned the trick and did it to my sister.. gave 2 quaters for every dollar she had.. ..
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        My favorite was allways

        Sarah Synthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take The Garbage Out
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        Sarah Cythia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take The Garbage Out:
        Shel Silverstein, 1974



        Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout
        Would not take the garbage out!

        She'd scour the pots and scrape the pans,
        Candy the yams and spice the hams,
        And though her daddy would scream and shout,
        She simply would not take the garbage out.

        And so it piled up to the ceilings:
        Coffee grounds, potato peelings,
        Brown bananas, rotten peas,
        Chunks of sour cottage cheese.
        It filled the can, it covered the floor,
        It cracked the window and blocked the door

        With bacon rinds and chicken bones,
        Drippy ends of ice cream cones,
        Prune pits, peach pits, orange peel,
        Gloppy glumps of cold oatmeal,
        Pizza crusts and withered greens,
        Soggy beans and tangerines,
        Crusts of black burned buttered toast,
        Gristly bits of beefy roasts. . .

        The garbage rolled on down the hall,
        It raised the roof, it broke the wall. . .
        Greasy napkins, cookie crumbs,
        Globs of gooey bubble gum,
        Cellophane from green baloney,
        Rubbery blubbery macaroni,
        Peanut butter, caked and dry,
        Curdled milk and crusts of pie,
        Moldy melons, dried-up mustard,
        Eggshells mixed with lemon custard,
        Cold french fried and rancid meat,
        Yellow lumps of Cream of Wheat.

        At last the garbage reached so high
        That it finally touched the sky.
        And all the neighbors moved away,
        And none of her friends would come to play.
        And finally Sarah Cynthia Stout said,
        "OK, I'll take the garbage out!"

        But then, of course, it was too late. . .
        The garbage reached across the state,
        From New York to the Golden Gate.
        And there, in the garbage she did hate,
        Poor Sarah met an awful fate,
        That I cannot now relate
        Because the hour is much too late.
        But children, remember Sarah Stout
        And always take the garbage out!


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        I must add.......



        Have no idea how many times I cried...reading this book!
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        jakoman wrote:

        My favorite was allways

        Sarah Synthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take The Garbage Out


        One of my favorites, especially on Saturdays, is SICK

        SICK

        "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 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 nose is 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 is 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~
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        Ish I love that one...It bring back memories when I was a kid, I could recite that word for word...


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                      Can't forget about...Would you? Could you?...Sam-I-Am!!!

                                 
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        I have all of these books, and I love them all.  My kids aren't really into them yet, so they are safely put up away from color crayons and little hands ripping them to shreds.  thanks for the reminder.
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        I had never heard any of those stories/poems. Thanks for todays chuckle
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        Where the Sidewalk Ends:

        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.


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