Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday's Poems

UNFAIR
By: Shel Silverstein

They don't allow pets in this apartment.
That's not decent, that's not fair.
They don't allow pets in this apartment.
They don't listen, they don't care.
I told them he's quiet and never does bark,
I told them he'd do all his stuff in the park,
I told them he's cuddly and friendly, and yet-
They won't allow pets.



Shel Silverstein's poems is the first poetry I read. I was 12 years old.





7 comments:

Joanne said...

I feel for the narrator who's missing out on having a pet!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I can relate to that, I can't have a pet and I love animals.

Yvonne.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

My daughter loved Shel Silverstein books when she was growing up, and we loved reading them together. A great poem to start the week.

Jules said...

Well, I have never read him but I like his thought process here. I would never live any where that did not allow pets. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

The Words Crafter said...

I've gotta say that this protest would be something I'd wear on a t-shirt! Unfair indeed!

Shel Silverstein wasn't around when I was growing up. We had R.L. Stevenson, Frost, and the like.

Thanks for posting this; I don't own one of his books yet :)

N. R. Williams said...

I lived somewhere when I was young that wouldn't allow pets.
Mom

Jo Schaffer said...

My kids love Uncle Shelby!
We have his books and read them often.

Our cat has disappeared... I'm sad about that.