English Poems

Masks

She had blue skin,
And so did he.
He kept it hid
And so did she.
They searched for blue
Their whole life through,
Then passed right by-
And never knew.

– Shel Silverstein


 DON’T CHANGE ON MY ACCOUNT
If you’re sloppy, that’s just fine.
If you’re moody, I won’t mind.
If you’re fat, that’s fine with me.
If you’re skinny, let it be.
If you’re bossy, that’s all right.
If you’re nasty, I won’t fight.
If you’re rough, well that’s just you.
If you’re mean, that’s all right too.
Whatever you are is all okay.
I don’t like you anyway.
– Shel Silverstein


 Every Thing on it

A spider lives inside my head
Who weaves a strange and wondrous web
Of silken threads and silver strings
To catch all sorts of flying things,
Like crumbs of thought and bits of smiles
And specks of dried-up tears,
And dust of dreams that catch and cling
For years and years and years . . .

– Shel Silverstein