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posted on May, 14 2014 @ 09:51 AM
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Hello there ATS world. I usually write dark poems, but I tried my hand at something new. As I sit here I have Shel Silverstein's book next to me called "where the sidewalk ends"... Love it! It's great and full of fun and whacky poems. The pictures are awesomely fun as well. I also have sitting here "falling up" by Silverstein as well.

Well.. I was reading a few poems out of each book.. And was just sitting and thinking and out these two poems came...

"A dog meows, a cat makes a bark
Sounds you hear in the dead of dark
The wind laughs, while the trees scream
Is this real or one messed up dream?
The bees don't sting though...they kiss whispers
They are all full of thought, ya silly mister
The girl in the dress skips right along
To the winds laughs and howling song
Don't go too far, I can't see too well
Go back to sleep now and wake up feeling swell."

"The sun is purple, the grass is blue
I walked outside and lost my shoe
My precious boy takes my hand
Walking around in soft moon sand
Flowers turn their heads, take a look
Reach up high to catch that book
This land is different to the eyes
As you look up to find scarlet skies
Let us frolic little one,have fun with life
I'll try to take away all worries and any strife"

Thank you for reading. And enjoy your day
-nat the blue eyed cat-


Edit-if you have never read any of Shel Silverstein poems.. I suggest ya try. He is a great writer in my eyes. I love the book the giving tree by him as well. Great stuff.


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posted on May, 14 2014 @ 10:03 AM
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a reply to: natalia

Great poems! I LOVE Shel, Dr Suess, Ogden Nash, and all their wonderful absurdity. I'm also obsessed with classic
Warner Bros cartoons, particularly Robert Clampett stuff.
When I was in 5th grade, I wrote a long poem about a rainstorm, in which I invented some of my own adjectives like Silverstein and Suess did. The teacher loved it. I didn't save it. Dang!


A favorite short Silverstein Poem:

THE BLOATH

In the undergrowth
There dwells a Bloath
Who feeds upon poets and tea.
Luckily, I know this about him
While he knows almost nothing of me!



posted on May, 14 2014 @ 10:10 AM
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a reply to: ColeYounger

Hey thanks!! Oh Dr. Suess is grand with his words! Your poem sounds awesome. You should try to get your thinker going and write it again.. I know it wouldn't be the same but hey it's worth a shot!


I like the bloath poem. Thanks for sharing that.

This is the first poem I ever read by Silverstein.
Falling up

I tripped on my shoelace
And I fell up-
Up to the rooftops,
Up over the town,
Up past the tree tops,
Up over the mountains,
Up where the colors
Blend into the sounds.
But it got me so dizzy
When I looked around,
I got sick to my stomach
And I threw down.




posted on May, 14 2014 @ 10:19 AM
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a reply to: natalia

That poem I did was so long ago! I just remember snippets of it.
Do you like Ogden Nash? Here's his poem dedicated to the termite:

Some primal termite knocked on wood
And tasted it, and found it good,
And that is why your Cousin May
Fell through the parlor floor today.


More of his stuff:
Ogden Nash poems



posted on May, 14 2014 @ 10:24 AM
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a reply to: ColeYounger
I've never heard of him!!! So thank you very very much for introducing me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Even if you just remember snippets..you could still try!



posted on May, 14 2014 @ 10:42 AM
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a reply to: natalia

I'll try. It will be fun. Who knows? Maybe I can jog my memory enough to retrieve it.

Another favorite was Frank Jacobs. He wrote for MAD magazine. I loved his stuff. I was fortunate to have a teacher (a nun, no less!) that loved satire and absurd stuff. She called it "light verse". She encouraged
me to bring it to school.

Here's a Frank Jacobs poem from the 1960s, when the TV show "Batman" was insanely popular.

The Bat
By Frank Jacobs



Bats are creepy, bats are scary
Bats do not seem sanitary
Bats in dismal caves keep cozy
Bats remind us of Lugosi

Bats have webby wings that fold up
Bats from ceilings hang down, rolled up

Bats when flying undismayed are
Bats are careful; bats use radar
Bats at nighttime at their best are
Bats by Batman unimpressed are.



posted on May, 14 2014 @ 10:48 AM
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a reply to: ColeYounger

Exactly! Never hurts to try

And that poem is great as well!! There's a show called mad that comes on a kids channel...my son thinks it's funny but I've never really just sat and watched...
Anyway..can't wait for that poem of yours!!



posted on May, 14 2014 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: natalia

Love these, they're fun and unusual!

Shel Silverstein is amazing. My mom gave me both of those books when I started reading, glad she did.



posted on May, 14 2014 @ 01:54 PM
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a reply to: Jennyfrenzy

Hey thanks

I've been trying if to find an avatar like the one you have.. Love it! I like the black and white and the cat. I am nat the blue eyed cat in all
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Anyway keep writing, you got a talent



posted on May, 14 2014 @ 01:58 PM
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a reply to: natalia

Thanks fellow cat lady
you do too!!

Cat ladies are the best kind of ladies.



posted on May, 14 2014 @ 04:33 PM
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a reply to: natalia

Very nice. Those made me smile. And i sure needed that



posted on May, 14 2014 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: TheDoctor46
Thanks my fiend.

I know what ya mean about needing a smile. Everyone needs a smile at some point in the day... Even if it's just for a moment.
Enjoy ya evening sir doc.



posted on May, 14 2014 @ 04:59 PM
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a reply to: natalia
Thanks Nat and I am happy to see your happy poems.

Your poems turned my frown upside down.
My comforter is warm when it is full of down
It makes me happy when I get up
and fall down and make a first down
not half bad for an old down town clown
who is on his way out of town



posted on May, 14 2014 @ 05:08 PM
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a reply to: grayeagle
Thank you kind sir. I hope they stay happy...but tbh they won't ..at least right now in my life.

Your poem is great...glad I could turn a frown upside down for an old clown..



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 08:29 AM
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originally posted by: natalia
a reply to: TheDoctor46
Thanks my fiend.

I know what ya mean about needing a smile. Everyone needs a smile at some point in the day... Even if it's just for a moment.
Enjoy ya evening sir doc.



Hey no worries. I enjoy being your as you put it "Fiend" Lol...
...I mean thats what FIENDS are for



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 09:32 AM
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a reply to: TheDoctor46

Yes indeed ... FIENDS are the best!!
Hah!



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