Thursday, January 22, 2009

Poetry of Shel Silverstein

I have always loved this poet. He spoke to my crazy mind when I was little I am very excited to share his books with Mj some day.

'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!

Anyone wanted to use this to get out of work....Me!


The Neads said...

I am a definate Silverstein girl... and Dr. Seuss is a favorite in my family... thanks for you friendship you are a sweet beautiful girl..

Wade and Jessica said...

I loved his books too when I was a wee little one! You will need to take a picture of your new glamourous bedroom when the bedding comes! You know I am good contact when you need to buy home goods (I have designer discount cards at Pier 1, Pottery Barn, William Sonoma, Company C, etc)

Sheri said...

Do you have a google reader? Its where you can subscribe to all the blogs you read and then you can read them all in one place. Well in blogger you can upload that list and thats how I did it. If you need help call me and I will help you.