Wednesday, March 5, 2008

While searching for a really good Shel Silverstein poem to open my rhyming lesson with, I came across this one, and I had to take a moment to acknowledge the genius of this man.

The Little Boy and the Old Man
by Shel Silverstein

Said the little boy, "Sometimes I drop my spoon."
Said the old man, "I do that too."
The little boy whispered, "I wet my pants."
"I do that too," laughed the little old man.
Said the little boy, "I often cry."
The old man nodded, "So do I."
"But worst of all," said the boy, "it seems
Grown-ups don't pay attention to me."
And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.
"I know what you mean," said the little old man.

1 comment:

The Smith Family said...

I love that... so cute