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Analysis and comments on Messy Room by Shel Silverstein

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Comment 108 of 318, added on December 8th, 2005 at 7:54 PM.

it's a great poem. it is simple and describes most teen aged boy's room.

stephanie from United States
Comment 107 of 318, added on December 8th, 2005 at 12:12 AM.

I feel like this poem is being taken at face value when it actually sjould
not be. This poem is a mtaphor for times when people, economic entities and
even governments create problems in society, i.e. they create a mess,and
then they point fingers and blame everyone but themselves.

Also, I think the poem speaks to the concept of judging yourself before you
judge others. Often times we are quick to point out the short comings of
others while failing to recognize the same faults/ shortcomings in our own

Kimberly from United States
Comment 106 of 318, added on December 7th, 2005 at 8:38 PM.

this is the number one poem? how lack luster...

nick from United States
Comment 105 of 318, added on November 28th, 2005 at 5:43 PM.

This is a cool and funny poem. I liked it alot

Torjia Callaham from United States
Comment 104 of 318, added on November 28th, 2005 at 5:10 AM.

Autumn leaves are falling and they don't make a sound,
gently swirling softly until they reach the ground.
Colours will amaze you, Oranges, Yellows and Reds,
making homes for creatures among the flower beds.
Winter breezes blowing will leave the trees quite bare,
but the colours of the Autumn will stay and linger there. To remind us of
the Summer when all was warm and green and all of natures splendours again

rozzylou from United Kingdom
Comment 103 of 318, added on November 28th, 2005 at 5:02 AM.

Autumn leaves are falling and they don't make a sound,

rozzylou from United Kingdom
Comment 102 of 318, added on November 17th, 2005 at 2:42 PM.

that was a great poem sounds a loy like my room

sammy from New Zealand
Comment 101 of 318, added on November 11th, 2005 at 8:31 AM.

this is meant more for the organizers of this site, with no offense
intended for the author or anything. I liked this poem, but does it really
belong in the top 40?

bob from United States
Comment 100 of 318, added on November 9th, 2005 at 6:24 PM.

I luv the poem! It sounds like a dog house.

Brittany from Australia
Comment 99 of 318, added on November 9th, 2005 at 1:10 AM.

this poem is simple and subtle..a little strange for a poem but then thats
the beauty of it..The innocence that this poem exudes would appeal to every
person whose own room remains ina frenzy 24/7 and does not give a damn
about it...callousness is away of life isnt it?

aatish from India

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Poet: Shel Silverstein
Poem: Messy Room
Volume: A Light in the Attic
Year: 1981
Added: Apr 22 2004
Viewed: 4170 times

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