New Collection of Poems from Shel Silverstein

I grew up on Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic (and later, Falling Up.) So I have a soft spot in my heart for the new book of posthumously released poems by Shel Silverstein. The Book is entitled Everything On It.

Everything On It

I asked for a hotdog

with everything on it.

And that was my big mistake

‘Cause it came with a parrot,

a bee in a bonnet,

a wristwatch, and wrench, and a rake.

It came with a  goldfish,

a flag, and a fiddle,

a frog, and a front porch swing,

and a mouse in a mask–

that’s the last time I ask

For a hotdog with everything.


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