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GlobalGiants: U.S. Postal Service honors Illustrator Shel Silverstein and Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz.

0x6772: Truly a Shel Silverstein moment.

BestHopeOnline: "If the track is tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can just ain't enough!" - Shel Silverstein We are here to help! 727-946-1346 | Trinity/Tampa Bay & Telehealth | Official Relationship Counselor for Hall of Fame Health (affiliate of Pro Football Hall of Fame)

Poem2Poem: There is a place where the sidewalk ends / And before the street begins, - Shel Silverstein

__mgsm: i will be getting a shel silverstein tattoo in my future

Bettie_PaigeFan: Shel Silverstein would be proud.

GeorgeBrynn2: Post office has Shel Silverstein stamps. I’m ordering online. Anyone want in?

ch33zy_br33zy: I need some shel Silverstein to guide me today

oakesd09: Me absolutely nailing my audition for a movie adaptation of a popular Shel Silverstein book: Gen Z director: “It’s giving Tree.”

DiNucciMane: That looks like Shel Silverstein

dumbthickbitch: new personal heroes: tim heidecker, shel silverstein, batman?

_Pan_Gu: Lazy lazy lazy lazy lazy lazy Jane. She wants a drink of water so she waits and waits and waits and waits and waits for it to rain. Shel Silverstein

LongPenguinBoi: shel silverstein is canon to the diary of a wimpy kid universe

2Takedown1: Milton explained the nature of God to men. Homer wrote the greatest adventure epics in history. Shakespeare is a linchpin of the English language. Even Shel Silverstein wrote The Giving Tree. Amanda Gorman writes lowbrow free-verse about The Current Thing.

SplintersmithNC: This is Shel Silverstein for the intellectual fantasy crowd. I cannot recommend this and its predecessor highly enough.

annabelb__: My mother says she first met shel Silverstein at the playboy mansion

Poem2Poem: There's a Polar Bear / In our Frigidaire-- / He likes it ;cause it's cold in there. - Shel Silverstein

AdamZHerman: (Red State politician who thinks 3rd-grade teachers are grooming children by reading a Shel Silverstein poem about being yourself): "We should give them guns"

DanFitzWrites: CR: Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein. A classic from my childhood, now sharing with my kids.

PartyRockNFT: Who remembers Shel Silverstein ?!

BoatingOnLI: This boat that we just built is just fine - And don't try to tell us it's not The sides and the back are divine - It's the bottom I guess we forgot ~ Shel Silverstein

GARFlEND: Thinking of Shel Silverstein today

averagecreamfan: I thought Shel Silverstein was a woman until October of last year LMFAOOOOO

haikucreep: The only good poets are shel silverstein and bee sorry i dont make the rules

711r0sey: he’s talking about shel silverstein…………………

johnbernstein7: The Shel Silverstein story (Born in Chicago)

botbotanyy: I copied Shel Silverstein poems onto my shins. When Sarah Reyes saw and read them out loud to the whole bus, I wanted my legs to fall off.

wizzelton: The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein

ViddaGrubin: Replying to my own thread as I learn about adult Shel Silverstein. His song lyrics (not for kids). Wow!?! I'm a child again, with the perspective of my adult self. Silverstein's double entendre's, sarcasm, social & political messages buried in genius writing are amazing.

TerryGSLT: A spoonerism poem by Shel Silverstein!

KoalaBytes: New Stamp Commemorates Chicago-Born Shel Silverstein's Beloved Book - WTTW

HWolas95: PSA: Do not read Shel Silverstein stories at work. They will only make you cry.

QxeenAquila: Were Johnny Cash or Shel Silverstein alive I would ask them, is 'A Boy Named Sue' a trans allegory and they would be confused or say no and I would regret peering into the veil of knowledge

CtrTynk: “Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the wont’s. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me...Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” -Shel Silverstein

Poem2Poem: Whosever room this is should be ashamed! / His underwear is hanging on the lamp. - Shel Silverstein

BestHopeOnline: "Anything is possible. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein We are here to help! 727-946-1346 | Trinity/Tampa Bay & Telehealth | Official Relationship Counselor for Hall of Fame Health (affiliate of Pro Football Hall of Fame) |

not2fruity: reading Shel Silverstein to my girlfriends son helped me love poetry again wow this is great

InspiredUs: "Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."- Shel Silverstein

joysofgeorgia: shel silverstein is my sleep paralysis demon

jimmyfallon420: “shel silverstein was a communist”

iXeno: Shel Silverstein sent me.

zanny_rose: 4 of 5 stars to Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

wisdom2inspire_: "Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." Shel Silverstein

ksvbfmplaylist: Shel Silverstein w/ Dr. Hook - I Got Stoned and I Missed It

comanderapunzel: I bet shel Silverstein smoked the craziest weed

HailMar64251793: Whosever this room is should be ashamed! Donald or Robert or Willie or-- Huh? You say it's mine? Oh, dear, I knew it looked familiar! -shel-silverstein

MrAustinn: "Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."- Shel Silverstein

Poem2Poem: There is a place where the sidewalk ends / And before the street begins, - Shel Silverstein

rialuckyera2: “Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” ― Shel Silverstein

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latrice_davis: I've never seen a clean version of Pigpen b4! (I like 2 think he's the inspiration 4 my favorite Shel Silverstein poem, "The Dirtiest Man In the World.")

LawrenceAndorf1: “Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”—Shel Silverstein

TherapyByRenee: "If the track is tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can just ain't enough!" - Shel Silverstein |

SaintAmish: After this Charles Schulz tattoo turned out so well, I started thinking I need some Bill Watterson, and then one of my friends suggested I also need some Shel Silverstein, and now I'm pretty much doomed to cover the rest of my skin in fountain pen style tattoos.

fcb4: My Shel Silverstein tribute

MUGIW4RAA: Shel Silverstein is a real person yo

WoodrowSchool: “The Little Boy and The Old Man” by Shel Silverstein; made 4A think about what older + younger people have in common including feeling invisible. As HM Renovators, we explored how the spaces might bring residents + the community together; creating images for the website.

Poem2Poem: There's a Polar Bear / In our Frigidaire-- / He likes it ;cause it's cold in there. - Shel Silverstein

nerdyDodger: fun fact "I can still recite the homework machine by shel silverstein. word for word. 30ish years later

largehubris: no matter how good or bad any shel silverstein book is the best part of the book is always the picture of his face on the back cover

JorCru: If you have a point to make about Nazis and disinformation as an accelerant for radicalization that’s pegged to a story about a white supremacist terrorist murderer probably don’t start it with a cute lil’ gimmick line that could kick off a Shel Silverstein poem, guy.

saint0fvoid: Terzo Emeritus :: The Star "Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." -Shel Silverstein

luvisss_: "Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."- Shel Silverstein

user9888: "Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."- Shel Silverstein

MelanieJaxn: "What did the carrot say to the wheat? Lettuce rest, I'm feeling beet." ~ Shel Silverstein

Guinness74: 4 of 5 stars to A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

ksvbfmplaylist: Shel Silverstein w/ Dr. Hook - I Got Stoned and I Missed It

MsAdrianBlack: Pirate dreams needles and pins, needles and pins, Sew me a sail to catch me the wind. Sew me a sail strong as the gale...build me a boat to go chasing the whales. Chasing the whales, sailing the blue Find me a captain and sign me a crew... ~Shel Silverstein

BenSearsMSYS: A) Another great one from J. Worrel and B) Shel Silverstein?!!!

Playmixt: "And some kinds of help are the kinds of help... we all can do without." - Shel Silverstein

kate_manne: A truly obscure and even more disturbing poem by Shel Silverstein

kate_manne: Some people are suggesting Shel Silverstein was a subversive genius sensitive to women's plight in The Giving Tree. Unfortunately I don't think so.

NomadQuote: "Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."- Shel Silverstein

MotivationalUi: "Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."- Shel Silverstein

gayyybe: I was today years old when I found out Shel Silverstein wasn’t Caucasian.

Poem2Poem: Whosever room this is should be ashamed! / His underwear is hanging on the lamp. - Shel Silverstein

ViddaGrubin: WTH!?! I just learned that Shel Silverstein wrote a lot of Dr. Hook's songs. On top of that he wrote almost 800 songs. Holy Shit. Shel Silverstein fan since I was 9yrs old. Where the Sidewalk Ends.

TherapyByRenee: "Anything is possible. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein |

SHK_Lovely: Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein

HerreidJohn: One of my kids: "When I was little, I would read that book of poems by Shel Silverstein, then turn it over and look at his picture and get really sad." "Why? Was the picture scary?" "No. Just sad."

Schgain: Shel Silverstein wrote his contempt for happy endings into his works quite a bit, but one of the things that sticks out to me is him talking about how unanimous happy endings in fiction make children wonder where this mythical happiness is, and why they dont have it

jjbch_: Cool! Here's my suggested reading list before starting residency: The Rainbow Fish The Very Hungry Caterpillar Go The F**k to Sleep Anything by Shel Silverstein What am I missing?

yaniksilver: Evolved Enterprise is where Business as Usual Ends (inspired by the one and only Shel Silverstein) ✨Cosmic Doodle day 34 of 111

BC_Grizzlies: All students in grade 5 participated in our annual Poetry Breakfast. Students selected their own poems to memorize and recite for their classmates. Poems included fun recitations like "Sick" by Shel Silverstein, a variety of scripture passages, multiple …

JonVirtual: Hey GPT-3: Write a rhyming poem in the style of Shel Silverstein about making friends in Virtual Reality. I have a friend in VR We chat and play all day We never have to leave our homes Or worry about what to say We can be anyone we want And do anything we please

AlexForgay: There’s a man in front of me on the 510 reading a Shel Silverstein book and smoking a cigarette.

D_Farmer: She had blue skin And so did he. He kept it hid And so did she. They searched for blue Their whole life through. Then passed right by And never knew. - Shel Silverstein

supertownsend: This is the only book of poetry I've very owned, since Shel Silverstein as a kid. Planning on enjoying it over a few weeks so I can make it last.

dylanbobg: raffi is the shel silverstein of music

thesirmario: Sorry I was freakin out that rosin is potent as shel Silverstein

nonsonocapeeta: 4 of 5 stars to The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Quakesoundss: Late for work bc I was writing poems, I wonder if this is how shel Silverstein felt

NaomiNovak05: I couldn't help myself. I went to see what I had pinned and everything was Dr. Seuss. Makes sense. Aside from Shel Silverstein, the Dr. Seuss books teach you to love, dream, to never give up, to keep on truckin'. Lovely messages but damn if it didn't kinda sting.

PagedApp: Tell us about the first time you experienced this! We'll go first: For me it was reading Shel Silverstein's "Where the Sidewalk Ends"

Staggfilms: *Dr. Seuss vs. Shel Silverstein in an epic rap battle for the ages*

whitecotton: Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel of a Silverstein

Poem2Poem: There is a place where the sidewalk ends / And before the street begins, - Shel Silverstein

dangoub: shel silverstein's "the major L meets the colossal W"

PiersatPenn: Reminds me of this Shel Silverstein poem from my Gen X childhood

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