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Analysis and comments on The Little Boy and the Old Man by Shel Silverstein

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Comment 30 of 130, added on March 3rd, 2007 at 9:36 AM.

this poem is very good.It learns someone a lesson.i wanted to say hi to
Shel Sliverstein. SO HI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kerry from Canada
Comment 29 of 130, added on February 28th, 2007 at 11:01 PM.

I think thatthe poem says that we are so similar to different age groups
and I think that most importantly we should treat our elders with respect
because we don't know how long they will be here. It is sad the way people
treat others now a days. We should treat others the way we want to be
treated. God Bless!!

Ana from United States
Comment 28 of 130, added on February 28th, 2007 at 5:40 PM.

This poem is so real. If your still in elementray school, well atleast at
mine, there's always atleast one kid who omost never fits in or is left out
all the time.

Anna from Australia
Comment 27 of 130, added on April 20th, 2006 at 4:32 PM.

This has always been my favorite poem! It is very sweetly written and very
true! The old are wise, and the young have more knowledge than we give
them credit. Never underestimate them because they can teach us more than
you think. Dont ignore either one because they are human beings too!

Sara from United States
Comment 26 of 130, added on April 11th, 2006 at 8:32 AM.

THEY ARE PEDOFILES!! DROP HIS SPOON?!?!?! THE WARMTH OF AN OLD MANS
HAND???? I AM STRICKEN WITH SICKNESS, (and a boner).

Trevor Hunter from Bulgaria
Comment 25 of 130, added on April 5th, 2006 at 3:23 PM.

This poem made me tear the first time I read it. It is very sad but very
true. It makes you wonder what will become of you when you get older? Will
anyone care?

Angela from United States
Comment 24 of 130, added on March 22nd, 2006 at 12:09 PM.

i liked this poem its cool man
i like your face ALOT!!! ( :
call me

shiba from United States
Comment 23 of 130, added on March 17th, 2006 at 10:15 AM.

that is so super sweet, I just

Kelsey from United States
Comment 22 of 130, added on March 1st, 2006 at 10:52 PM.

I know the feelings well. I am raising my grandson. Have done so since he
was 28 days old and each day he shows me the love he can give to many. God
Bless the children.

Clint Hargrove from United States
Comment 21 of 130, added on February 20th, 2006 at 10:12 PM.

This poem made me think of my own father whom i haven't spoke to in a very
long time i will call him tonight thank you!

shell from United States

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Information about The Little Boy and the Old Man

Poet: Shel Silverstein
Poem: The Little Boy and the Old Man
Volume: A Light in the Attic
Year: 1981
Added: Apr 22 2004
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