Thursday, December 29, 2011

Top of the Heap! DMS Favorites...

Lizzy and I thought for the new year it would be fun to keep in the spirit of Holiday Tales and transition it into weekly posts about some of our favorite stories, poems, music, movies, etc. Just something fun to talk about and share with all of you. ~ F

So, here's what's at the top of the heap for the DMS this week...
Shel Silverstein!
My favorite poem of all time...Lazy Jane ~ F
Best Shel Silverstein Poem...Sick ~ L

"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!"

Does anyone else have a favorite Shel Silverstein poem or any other poem that you would like to share with us? 


  1. I love Shel Silverstein! I'd forgotten about Lazy Jane, thanks for making me laugh today!

  2. I am a big fan of Shel Silverstein. I have A Light in the Attic and Where the Sidewalk Ends. My favorite poems are Us- because it is so funny and Sister for Sale- because I can relate to it. lol

  3. Ooh yes, these two are great poems by dear ol' Shel. Another that I love is SARAH CYNTHIA SYLVIA STOUT. That's a funny (and icky) one!


  4. @Donna- So glad Shel brought you a laugh!

    @Elaine- Us and Sister for Sale are both hilarious. I have both books of poems, too.

    @Claudine! Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout- is a funny one. It reminded me that I also love How Not to Have to Dry the Dishes! :)

  5. He has some funny poems! I really like Something Missing.


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