Saturday, April 20, 2013

A poem by Shel Silverstein...my favourite poet of all

Shel Silverstein
Poet
Sheldon Allan "Shel" Silverstein, was an American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter and author of children's books. He styled himself as Uncle Shelby in his children's books. Wikipedia
BornSeptember 25, 1930, Chicago
DiedMay 10, 1999, Key West
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Country SongMore
Songs
Sick1976Where the Sidewalk Ends
Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too1976Where the Sidewalk Ends
Crocodile's Toothache1976Where the Sidewalk Ends
A Boy Named Sue1968Boy Named Sue and His Other Country Songs
Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out
I Got Stoned and I Missed It
A Light in the Attic1985A Light in the Attic
Smart1976Where the Sidewalk Ends
Whatif1985A Light in the Attic
The Unicorn1962Inside Folk Songs
For Sale1976Where the Sidewalk Ends
Freakin' at the Freakers Ball1972Freakin' at the Freakers Ball
Picture Puzzle Piece1985A Light in the Attic
Boa Constrictor1962Inside Folk Songs









The Crocodile's ToothacheThe Crocodile's ToothacheThe Crocodile's Toothache

      The Crocodile
      Went to the dentist
      And sat down in the chair,
      And the dentist said, "Now tell me, sir,
      Why does it hurt and where?"
      And the Crocodile said, "I'll tell you the truth,
      I have a terrible ache in my tooth,"
      And he opened his jaws so wide, so wide,
      The the dentist, he climbed right inside,
      And the dentist laughed, "Oh isn't this fun?"
      As he pulled the teeth out, one by one.
      And the Crocodile cried, "You're hurting me so!
      Please put down your pliers and let me go."
      But the dentist laughed with a Ho Ho Ho,
      And he said, "I still have twelve to go-
      Oops, that's the wrong one, I confess,
      But what's one crocodile's tooth more or less?"
      Then suddenly, the jaws went SNAP,
      And the dentist was gone, right off the map,
      And where he went one could only guess...
      To North or South or East or West...
      He left no forwarding address.
      But what's one dentist, more or less?
      -Shel Silverstein

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