Poet: Shel Silverstein
Poem: Where the Sidewalk Ends
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Nov 17 2008
Comment 19 of 19, added on August 29th, 2013 at 2:04 AM.
I love this poem, it moves me.
from United States
Comment 18 of 19, added on April 17th, 2013 at 2:40 PM.
Deez silly Muricans... Makin a swidewalk with not enough concrete
Wamchag Lin from China
Comment 17 of 19, added on November 27th, 2011 at 7:43 PM.
To me this poem so clearly represents the passage of life to death. The wonderful place that Shel describes "where the sidewalk ends" is basically heaven. The sidewalk that he describes in such a dark dreary way is the troubles of life and the poem talks about the steady pace in which one "walks" to their death. It also says the children know this so well and this references the fact that children often come across the point in their lives where they must learn to cope with their own mortality and for many people they turn to religion or other beliefs that support a heavenly afterlife. I cant believe no one saw this before in it !!!
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