Wednesday, November 5, 2008

In Our Lifetime


Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child

Listen to the DON’TS

Listen to the SHOULDN’TS

The IMPOSSIBLES, the WONT’S

Listen to the NEVER HAVES

Then listen close to me --

Anything can happen, child
ANYTHING can be!


~Shel Silverstein

Taken from his book of poetry "Where The Sidewalk Ends"

20 comments:

Nola @ the Alamo said...

That poem is lovely! I am amazed at how well read my blogger friends are and always glad when they share something "new" and wonderful with me! I love reading, literature, & books!

Melissa Miller said...

Beautifully written. Love it! Thanks for sharing.~Melissa

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Lovely poem....

Catherine said...

Thank you so much for sharing.

Cathy

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Happy, happy day. America feels like home once more!

Nihal said...

Amazing accomplishment, Pat! This poem summarizes what I want to mean perfectly. All of US, the world sees how 'courageous' nation you are, and a miracle can be realized. I heartily welcome the global leader, Congrat's!

N~

Barb said...

Hi Pat,

Words well spoken. Thank you for sharing them.

Your cat is very fortunate to have you as his mother. What a sweetie.

hugs,
Barb

Rhonda said...

Very nice, you lovely poem combined with the majestic music--makes you proud!!!

Rhonda

Mary said...

So inspiring, so wonderful, so much hope overflowing...
xoxo,
Mary

Lisa B. said...

I love Shel Silverstein! That is a perfect poem for a perfect day!!

PAT said...

I love Shel Silverstein! Wonderful post, Pat.

see you there! said...

What a beautiful poem you have shared with us. Thanks!

Darla

Kitem said...

Lovely poem, reflecting what American is living today.

Tara said...

Right--you really can grow up to be president! Looking forward to what he does!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh, I love this poem!! I am copying as I type (or...as I finish typing. :-) And the photo of Libby...Perfection.

Angie said...

Hi Pat!

I wanted to stop by and visit and say thanks for stopping to say "hi". I love it when I find a new blog to read! I so enjoyed yours...your kitty is just precious! We got ours off Craigslist, too! And, I am still laughing about the group of Richard Simmons-es marching in the parade...lol!!! That was great! I have the whole collection of Shel Silverstein books....I am excited that my kids are enjoying them, too! What a whimsical author!

Love, Angie

Cori G. said...

Hi Pat,
I love your poem.
I got you email today and started to respond, but was at work. I'll pick it up later and then send it tomorrow. I have to finish my brother's memorial.
Have a wonderful evening.
xo Cori

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Very neat post! I like that poem. I know you are getting so anxious for that little cuter!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Pat!
I love that book! We have it and I read it to my boys when they were growing up when we would take car trips. And that is a great poem!!
Hugs, Sherry

Mrs. B said...

Hi Pat! What a perfect poem! I love Shel Silverstein, and this poem is just perfect! Beautiful.