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Collection of Nonsense Poems Inspired by Shel Silverstein

Updated on July 20, 2012

About these poems

This is a collection of poems inspired by Shel Shiverstein's Light in the Attic.


The Boy with No Eyes

The boy with no eyes

He viewed the world with a different sight

He saw no colors red, green, black, or white

He saw no people, just heard textured voices

Went to church, loved to hear the gospel choir rejoices

Through the touch of others faces, many hardships could be seen

With his hands he felt the weight of burdens, he felt the hands of time

Once he felt a passion so rare for human kind

He could see it in his eyes it was love at first sight

The boy felt it in his heart as he viewed a shapeless world

Knowing this is right, knowing lust brings love

Knowing not what he looks like

A monster bringing forth fright?

Strange sightless creature

Or a shining knight?

The boy asks the girl “What do you think of my appearance?”

She shrugs and motions he can’t hear him

The boy with no eyes fell in love with the girl with no ears


Poem Inspired by Shel Shilverstein's "Friendship"

I have discovered how to stay friends forever

I‘ve handcuffed you to my hand

You can run all you want

Forever together we stand


An Arrow to the Moon

Inspired by Shel Shilverstein's “Arrows”


I shot an arrow into space

It came back down and hit my face

Screaming bleeding everywhere

Shoot arrows anymore I wouldn’t dare

Dom

 Inspired by Shel Shiverstein's “Hurk”

I’d rather play with ghouls than go to school

I’d rather be a jerk than do unpaid work

I’d rather listen to Dom than to my Mo

Dom? Dom? Who’s Dom

I’m not smart enough to know

 
 


Come Dancing!

Inspired by Shel Shilverstein's “Coming Skating

They said come dancing           

It is so great

They said come dancing           

Be there at 8

They said come dancing           

Don’t be late

I came alone

They all had dates


Rino Rampage

 

Its not that I don’t care about

rinos

But what  are you to do?

 

When a rino is charging fast

 

Right in front of you!

 


Winter

Inspired by Shel Shiverstein's “Here Comes”

Here comes winter

Here comes winter

Frostbite, runny nose

Here comes winter

Here comes winter

Sweat pants, freezing toes

Here comes winter

Here comes winter

Slowly stays, I am froze


Million Dollars

 Inspired by Shel Shiverstein's “Wavy Hair”

I thought I had a million dollars

Until I spent it all

Now I find I have a million doll hairs

And a bank that I must call


Jane

 Inspired by Shel Shiverstein's  Memorizin’ Mo

Jane won awards for the food she ate

She ate so much at dinner

She even ate the plate

Even though jane is a winner

no one wants to date

A crumb covered ball of fat


Underwear

 Inspired by Shel Shiverstein's  "Outside or underneath"


Sarah bought her underwear

From the store that held Vicky secret

She says if your booty looks nice

5 dollars panties are worth the price

Anna bought a new pair of shoes leaving blisters and red oozes

She said if her feet look good that’s all that matters

Even if it means  her feet are bleeding and tattered

Megan bought a pink tank top

A new pair of heels she didn’t stop

Until her credit maxed out and she dropped

But she forgot, of all things

Underwear

She didn’t mind or seem to care


Signals

 Inspired by Shel Shiverstein's Signals

When the light turns yellow

You slow

When the light turns green

You go

When the light turns blue

Who knows


Walrus Get a Facelift


 Inspired by Shel Shiverstein's "Tusk Tusk"

The walrus got a face lift

His cheeks began to swell

The walrus got a face lift

He began to look well

The walrus got a face lift

Now all the walrus see

A handsome looking walrus

That looks just like ME!


Reflection

Look in the mirror

I am frightened at what I see

Look in the mirror

An imposters looks liike me

He mimics all my actions

And dresses just like me

I am frightened unsure what to do

So I took a hammer to the mirror

The man in the mirror had a hammer too

We both knew what we had to do

It was very plain to see

We both shattered the mirror

So alone we could both be

Scrabble

I dabble with 7 letters

Each word I create is a little better

Than the previous I spelled last, first

Now I am spelling deluxe

With my last seven letters

I am letting my opponent know

Y4 O1 U1 S 1 U1 C3 K5


How Many, How Much

How many holes in your socks

Depend on how you wear them

How many hearts you break depend on how you tear them

How much money you make depends on how hard you try

How much you get out of life

Depends what you do before you die

Broke

I am a broke writer

I have no mon…

(Sorry this poem was stopped due to insignificant funds).


What do I do?

 

What do I do

What do I do

I stole money from miss Marry Sue

It knew it was wrong

I shouldn’t have done it

What if she knew

Maybe she’ll sue

Or maybe she’ll forget

What do I do

What do I do

Anaconda Jump Rope


Inspired by Shel Shiverstein's  Hula Eel

She took an anaconda

And used it to jump rope

But she dropped the snake

She had mistook for a rope

It hugged her

She tried to hug back

Now her face is blue and black


My dog ate my homework

My dog ate my homework

I swear it is true

My dog ate my homework

So I have a note for you

A paw print signed in ink blue

Economy


I can’t afford to pay the rent

 

Afford AC to blow out the vent

 

So I sit, write, and vent

 

Where all my money went  

 


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    • Drew Breezzy profile imageAUTHOR

      Drew Breezzy 

      7 years ago from somewhere in my mind

      I am glad you enjoyed it Sa`ge!

    • Drew Breezzy profile imageAUTHOR

      Drew Breezzy 

      7 years ago from somewhere in my mind

      Thank you Wavves it has been too long love!

    • Drew Breezzy profile imageAUTHOR

      Drew Breezzy 

      7 years ago from somewhere in my mind

      Thank you K.sharperson!

    • Sa`ge profile image

      Sa`ge 

      8 years ago from Barefoot Island

      OMG, thank you for such grand gems to read. It was so mice going down memory lane, your poems are ticklers of the mind and add lightness to the heart. thank you I will be back :) ~aloha~

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      Shari 

      9 years ago from New York, NY

      DB . .Im not sure how I even stumbled upon this piece here. . but I must tell you that you never cease to amaze me . .I didn't want this one to end.. I found myself wanting more.

      I hope its not raining by you and you have a little fun on your 5K .

    • K.sharperson profile image

      K.sharperson 

      9 years ago

      Some deep poems on here. dats watsup

    • Beth100 profile image

      Beth100 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Our Giving Tree is tattered and worn. Our Missing Piece is just as forlorn. However, every book and every poem he has written is reread many, many times through. Yours -- fantastically original and brings bigs grins and smiles to me and my children! Thank you for your poems -- keep them coming!!

    • Drew Breezzy profile imageAUTHOR

      Drew Breezzy 

      9 years ago from somewhere in my mind

      Thanks Ralwus for your feedback! I may try to do that.

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      ralwus 

      9 years ago

      Haha You know which one is my favorite now don't you. I like them all and was surprised to scroll down and see the handsome walrus. LOL Boy could I tickle girls with those whiskers. hehe

      Hey, I take pictures with my digital camera of my art work and then download onto my PC. I have a scanner but the camera is much nicer, so you don't need a scanner if ya have a camera.

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      \Brenda Scully 

      9 years ago

      you are so funny.... maybe a little mad also.... but i like your work....

    • profile image

      \Brenda Scully 

      9 years ago

      you are so funny.... maybe a little mad also.... but i like your work....

    • AsherKade profile image

      AsherKade 

      9 years ago from Texas

      The Silverstein collection were one of my favorite poets as a child. My parents gave me a collectors anthology of his works.My favorite, for some reason,was the poem about not taking the garbage out.

    • AsherKade profile image

      AsherKade 

      9 years ago from Texas

      The Silverstein collection were one of my favorite poets as a child. My parents gave me a collectors anthology of his works.My favorite, for some reason,was the poem about not taking the garbage out.

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      dohn121 

      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Very cool, Drew. This one's for you:

      I thank you for your sharing,

      Of such great fun poems,

      Of such high magnitude.

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