I am writing these poems
From inside a lion,
And it’s rather dark in here.
So please excuse the handwriting
Which may not be too clear.
But this afternoon by the lion’s cage
I’m afraid I got too near.
And I’m writing these lines
From inside a lion,
And it’s rather dark in here.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Shel Silverstein's poem It’s Dark in Here


  1. Devin says:

    i love this poem and how the illustration in where the sidewalk ends is a little boy writing from inside a lion

  2. Cassie says:

    the poem is about not being able to express yourself. the writer got too close to dangers and is now in the middle of some trouble and doesn’t know how to free himself

  3. Cathy says:

    it’s a bout a lion and what’s the theme of this????? poem??????? HELP!!!!

  4. sarah says:

    nice story i love it c yaa bbyes

  5. C.P. says:

    This is such a cool poem. It’s funny because its inside a lion and cool because its inside a lion!!:]

  6. ea says:

    Oh, this is about writing a good poem and how that isolates you because everyone gets jealous.

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