Famous Children Poem

Shel Silverstein's (1930-1999) comedic genius is demonstrated in this short, funny poem that is sure to bring a smile to children of all ages and adults as well. Bonus pleasure points: If you're sharing this poem with a child be sure to catch the look on their face as they figure out why snowballs don't make good pets!

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I love the humor, innocence and whimsy of this poem. But there's more here than meets the eye. If you look a bit deeper, you can see how we sometimes don't properly interpret our experiences,...

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I made myself a snowball
As perfect as could be.
I thought I'd keep it as a pet
And let it sleep with me.
I made it some pajamas
And a pillow for its head.
Then last night it ran away,
But first it wet the bed.

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  • by Avi Fleischer, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2 months ago

I love the humor, innocence and whimsy of this poem. But there's more here than meets the eye. If you look a bit deeper, you can see how we sometimes don't properly interpret our experiences, simply because we don't truly understand their nature or that of their source. The child does not understand the transient nature of snow and that it is destined to melt... so too we do not understand the nature of G-d and the things that we may experience in our lives.

  • by Don
  • 5 months ago

I love Shel Silverstein. I have 4 of his books that I've bought for my kids' birthdays. I think I enjoy the poems more than my kids as I have to beg them to choose to read from it for bedtime. :-)

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