Friday, October 03, 2008

Poetry Friday

This week's poem comes from the oft-banned A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein and this poem is one of the ones cited as giving children bad ideas:

How Not to Have to Dry the Dishes

If you have to dry the dishes
(Such an awful, boring chore)
If you have to dry the dishes
('Stead of going to the store)
If you have to dry the dishes
And you drop one on the floor--
Maybe they won't let you
Dry the dishes anymore.


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Vivian Mahoney said...

Hee, hee. Perfect poem!

Anonymous said...

Hee, I see we shared a brainwave! Good old Shel.

Andromeda Jazmon said...

I think my oldest son learned this principle from Bart Simpson.

Unknown said...

I say just leave then in the drainer. They'll dry. ;-)