{midweek monochrome}

Messy room by Shel Silverstein
Whosever room this is should be ashamed! 
His underwear is hanging on the lamp.
His raincoat is there in the overstuffed chair,
And the chair is becoming quite mucky and damp.
His workbook is wedged in the window,
His sweater’s been thrown on the floor.
His scarf and one ski are beneath the TV,
And his pants have been carelessly hung on the door.
His books are all jammed in the closet,
His vest has been left in the hall.
A lizard named Ed is asleep in his bed,
And his smelly old sock has been stuck to the wall.
Whosever room this is should be ashamed!
Donald or Robert or Willie or–
Huh? You say it’s mine? Oh, dear,
I knew it looked familiar! 

15 thoughts on “{midweek monochrome}

  1. i read these poems to my sister when she was younger and i'll never forget the eager smile she had anticipating the lines she knew by heart… such a good memory. I's so glad you reminded me of those days…

  2. Made me smile that you have your own creative space. It's not messy – – – rather a work in progress. We love Shel Silverstein around here, too. How time flies; my little one who used to recite “one inch tall” can relate to this poem already (just like mommy).

  3. ah, another shel lover! he's a good one to grow up with, isn't he. i can imagine how cute that recitation of 'one inch tall' sounds 🙂

  4. haha – let me know which weekday, and i'll bring along another tiny person to add to your little one's big mess! it's nice that the poem has memories for you too, sia 🙂

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