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  1. SMART
    My dad gave me one dollar bill​
    'Cause I'm his smartest son,
    And I swapped it for two shiny​
    'Cause two is more than one!​
    * *​
    And then I took the quarters​
    And traded them to Lou​
    For three dimes -- I guess he don't​
    That three is more than two!​
    * *​
    Just then, along came old blind Bates​
    And just 'cause he can't see​
    He gave me four nickels for my three​
    And four is more than three!​
    * *​
    And I took the nickels to Hiram​
    Down at the seed-feed store,​
    And the fool gave me five pennies for​
    And five is more than four!​
    * *​
    And then I went and showed my dad,​
    And he got red in the cheeks​
    And closed his eyes and shook his​
    Too proud of me to speak!​
    SMART by Shel Silverstein​

  2. I love this poem. I decided to share it.

    GIFTS by Oodgeroo Noonuccal (MSRIP). Oodgeroo (Kath Walker) was an an Australian Aborigine activist/writer who, with deft humor, puts together this perfectly graceful poem (perfect to me). Enjoy.


    ‘I will bring you love,’ said the young lover,
    ‘A glad light to dance in your dark eye.
    Pendants I will bring of the white bone,
    And gay parrot feathers to deck your hair.’

    But she only shook her head.

    ‘I will put a child in your arms,’ he said.
    ‘Will be a great headman, great rain-maker.
    I will make remembered songs about you
    That all tribes in all the wandering camps
    Will sing forever.’

    But she was not impressed.

    ‘I will bring you the still moonlight of the lagoon
    And steal for you the singing of all the birds;
    I will bring down the stars from heaven to you,
    And put the bright rainbow into your hand.’

    ‘No,’ she said, ‘bring me tree-grubs.’
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