Subscribe: by Email | in Reader

Dreadful -- Shel Silverstein

Guest poem sent in by Erin Mansell
(Poem #1247) Dreadful
 Someone ate the baby.
 It's rather sad to say.
 Someone ate the baby
 So she won't be out to play.
 We'll never hear her whiney cry
 Or have to feel if she is dry.
 We'll never hear her asking "Why?"
 Someone ate the baby.

 Someone ate the baby.
 It's absolutely clear
 Someone ate the baby
 'Cause the baby isn't here.
 We'll give away her toys and clothes.
 We'll never have to wipe her nose.
 Dad says, "That's the way it goes."
 Someone ate the baby.

 Someone ate the baby.
 What a frightful thing to eat!
 Someone ate the baby
 Though she wasn't very sweet.
 It was a heartless thing to do.
 The policemen haven't got a clue.
 I simply can't imagine who
 Would go and (burp) eat the baby.
-- Shel Silverstein
All I could think when I read the title of 'the lost baby poem' was
'Dreadful' and since it seems to be very stream of consciousness/related by
a slip of memory on the Minstrels these days I thought I'd pass along this.
I went on to read 'the lost baby poem' and enjoyed it but in the interest of
keeping things light...  My mom use to be very disgusted with this poem.  It
didn't help that it was so easy to commit to memory and recite at
inopportune times.  I still get a kick out of it and thought you might too.
My baby sister doesn't think it's as funny as I do but then she never was
very sweet.  This poem is from 'Where the Sidewalk Ends'.


50 comments: ( or Leave a comment )

Allison said...

what kind of poem is this?

Marissa said...

A great one.

Invertir en oro said...

This poem is amazing.

viagra online said...

I don't think that it is a disgusting poem but I think that represent something like they took out her childhood and it was like her was eaten.

Ideas de negocios said...

Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, but I am firmly convinced of this and love to learn more about the subject. If possible, acquire knowledge, would you update your blog with more information? It is very helpful to me

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

I hope your mom dies in a well

Anonymous said...

i hope you both dies in a well

Anonymous said...

Cannibles? Perhaps the rest of the family will proceed to eat each other, up the food chain Watch out sibs and and mates so SS could write more poems Now that is truely poetic justice Haha from melodybrian

Anonymous said...

Mаke sure you also bring іn tаntriс masѕage
Cuisine аnd beverages fain peculiаrlу by Panamа's Notable chef Cuquita Arias de Calvo. Massage promotes physical liaison between lovers and serves which type of massage to have, discuss your goals with your massage therapist. Presentado como una de las �ltimas tendencias en masajes relajantes unproblematic Swedish massage to speciality treatments like tantric massage therapy.

Also visit my webpage; tantric massage London services

Anonymous said...

Thеy get mаrital. We show them our credіt by
ԁesignatіon givеs уοu аllеviation
frοm emphasis аnd brings you repose like nο other.
At that place агe tіmeѕ in Ηawаii do not eаt Pineаpple plant on
theіr pizza or have Never had it on a burger. All in all, Phаrmaceutical Labour

my weblog ... tantric massage in London phone number

Anonymous said...

It's appropriate time to make some plans for the long run and it is time to be happy. I've
learn this submit and if I may I desire to counsel you
some attention-grabbing things or tips. Perhaps you could write subsequent
articles referring to this article. I want to learn more issues about it!

Also visit my web blog: windows xp registry cleaner

William Smith said...

your blog is good and nice post. Eye Care Centre | SEO AND SMO SERVICES | I learn something more challenging on distinct blogs everyday.

Michael Syaukas said...

Nice Post, Thanks for your very useful information... I will bookmark for next reference

Anonymous said...

Seberat apapun beban masalah yang kamu hadapi saat ini, percayalah bahwa semua itu tidak pernah melebihi batas kemampuan kamu.

Post a Comment