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‘Mr. Grumpledump’s Song’ by Shel Silverstein

‘Mr. Grumpledump’s Song’ by Shel Silverstein “Everything’s wrong, Days are too long, Sunshine’s too hot, Wind is too strong. Clouds are too fluffy…” You can read the full poem here. Shel Silverstein died on this day in 1999, you can … Continue reading

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‘Sick’ by Shel Silverstein

‘Sick’ by Shel Silverstein “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 … Continue reading

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‘The Giving Tree’ by Shel Silverstein

‘The Giving Tree’ by Shel Silverstein “Once there was a tree…. and she loved a little boy. And everyday the boy would come and he would gather her leaves and make them into crowns and play king of the forest. … Continue reading

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‘A Boy Named Sue’ by Shel Silverstein

‘A Boy Named Sue’ by Shel Silverstein “Well, my daddy left home when I was three, and he didn’t leave much to Ma and me, just this old guitar and a bottle of booze. Now I don’t blame him because … Continue reading

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‘Dirty Face’ by Shel Silverstein

‘Dirty Face’ by Shel Silverstein “Where did you get such a dirty face, My darling dirty-faced child? I got it from crawling along in the dirt And biting two buttons off Jeremy’s shirt…” You can read the complete poem here. … Continue reading

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‘Snowball’ by Shel Silverstein

‘Snowball’ by Shel Silverstein “I made myself a snowball As perfect as could be…” You can read the complete poem here. Throughout December and early January we’d love to hear from you with your favourite (or self-penned) Christmas and winter … Continue reading

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‘No Difference’ by Shel Silverstein

‘No Difference’ by Shel Silverstein “Small as a peanut, Big as a giant, We’re all the same size When we turn off the light…” You can read the complete poem here and read more of Silverstein’s works at Surrey Libraries.

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