Shel Silverstein wrote an amazing book called ‘A Light in the Attic’. A book full of silly, fun, delicious on the tongue poems. His words twist and jive, are nonsensical and alive. Let me give you an example:
What happens if you add a sicle to your pop?
Would a pop become a Popsicle?
Would a mop become a mopsicle?
Would a cop become a copsicle?
Would a chop become a chopsicle?
Would a drop become a dropsicle?
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You get the idea, however…
I guess it is time to stopsicle,
Or is it timesicle to stopsicle?
Heysicle, I can’t stopsicle.
Ohsicle mysicle willsicle I sicle
Havesicle tosicle talksicle
Likesicle thissicle foreversicle—
But he can also make you stop and think:
How many slams in an old screen door?
Depends how loud you shut it.
How many slices in a loaf of bread?
Depends on how thin you cut it.
How much good inside a day?
Depends how good you live ‘em.
How much love inside a friend?
Depends how much you give ‘em.
Thanks to Asli Ozcan from Ted College in Mersin for introducing us to Shel Silverstein.