Poet: Shel Silverstein
Poem: Where the Sidewalk Ends
Poem of the Day:
Nov 17 2008
Comment 18 of 18, 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 18, 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 !!!
Comment 16 of 18, added on October 26th, 2011 at 1:06 PM.
if you are commenting on this poem please put stuff that atually matters. all the comments which have nothing to do with this poem are very misleading. This poem is a peice of work and should b treated with respect, because the poet put his time effort into it and people that put comments that mean nothing are dis respectful yo shel silverstein.
pumkinpie from Canada
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