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

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Comment 16 of 136, added on December 5th, 2005 at 3:52 PM.

I dont know why, but when I read that poem, I just feeled touched. It shows
that no matter how many years actually go by some things will and never
will change. It shows that two generations are bridged through the simple
facts of togetherness in things that you cannot understand but yet you

Harry Park from United States
Comment 15 of 136, added on November 23rd, 2005 at 8:37 AM.

It's a great poem!
I think it's true about pdrents not listening to kids!!

nicholas from Canada
Comment 14 of 136, added on September 14th, 2005 at 5:31 PM.

I think this poem is really cute! It is also very intersting.

Comment 13 of 136, added on August 24th, 2005 at 5:06 PM.

wow! that is soooo sad! every time i read this poem i get misty-eyed! it
reminds me of my grandfather! boo hoo!

Avalon from United States
Comment 12 of 136, added on June 5th, 2005 at 12:38 PM.

I think this poem is beautiful, and does show a circle of life and
understanding between the very young and the very old. But I think
everyone, whether they are a child, an adult, middle-aged, a teenager,
retired, a twentysomething, etc. has felt ignored, embarrassed, or set
aside. And it is always a wonderful thing when somebody can make you feel
that they perfectly understand how you are feeling.

katie from United States
Comment 11 of 136, added on May 26th, 2005 at 7:09 PM.

it was so sad i cryed forever so please feel sympathy

Johnny Cresong from United States
Comment 10 of 136, added on May 5th, 2005 at 3:16 PM.

lol......... sounds like my parents unclues cousion everthing!!!!.........
shigh its all so true

raymonmd robarge from United States
Comment 9 of 136, added on April 5th, 2005 at 7:11 PM.

why do you write about such sadness in the world? it's so depressing!!! it
was really touching though.... i don't know what it's like to have
grandparents because they died from neglectance from my parents....

Sanlie Auyeung from United States
Comment 8 of 136, added on January 14th, 2005 at 2:01 PM.

Boys flying kites, pull in their white-winged birds,
But you can’t do that, when you are flying words.
“Careful with fire,” is good advice, we know;
“Careful with words,” is ten times doubly so.
Thoughts unexpressed may sometimes fall back dead;
But God himself can’t kill them when they’re said.

WILL CARLETON (1845-1912)
From The First Settler’s Song.

Virginia Taylor from United States
Comment 7 of 136, added on January 14th, 2005 at 5:11 AM.

It is a beautiful poem. I almost cried after the last two lines. Reminded
me of my grandparents.

Miss Thang from Philippines

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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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