chapter ii

chapter ii

9.08.2009

Remember These?



These pictures and poems were so fun to read when we were little.

I still remember having to memorize a poem to recite in front of my 4th grade class I think? With Mrs. Titus? And I chose "Bear in There" by Shel Silverstein because I thought the illustration was so funny...and pretty much still do.
I wish I could still find my copy of that book somewhere... but, I also wonder if Shel Silverstein is sort of a weirdo? When I wiki'd him, it said he was a children's writer as well as a writer for Playboy Magazine...? Then again I guess a male interested in naked ladies can lead to children...the modern answer to "where do babies come from?" Other than that I don't really see how those connect... odd jobs. But, then again most of the things I really liked in childhood are somehow a bit odd...those Tim Burton movies,
and trippy Wee Sing videos, all those imaginary friends...but, it's funny because I think some of my favorite friends now had similar interests when they were little. Some might have been stranger than others...like a friend of mine who punished her imaginary friend by making her live underneath the refrigerator...and also hosted NyQuil tea parties...coveted invitations no doubt...lots of fun, lots of fun.

There's a Polar Bear
In our Frigidaire--
He likes it 'cause it's cold in there.
With his seat in the meat
And his face in the fish
And his big hairy paws
In the buttery dish,
He's nibbling the noodles,
He's munching the rice,
He's slurping the soda,
He's licking the ice.
And he lets out a roar
If you open the door.
And it gives me a scare
To know he's in there--
That Polary Bear
In our Fridgitydaire.

Click Here to Go to ShelSilverstein.com

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