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Friday, April 26, 2013

Poetry Corner #22

Wild Strawberries
     By: Shel Silverstein

Are Wild Strawberries really wild?
Will they scratch an adult, will they snap at a child?
Should you pet them, or let them run free where they roam?
Could they ever relax in a steam heated home?
Can they be trained to not growl at the guests?
Will a litterbox work or would they leave a mess?
Can we make them a Cowberry, herding the cows,
Or maybe a Muleberry pulling the plows,
Or maybe a Huntberry chasing the grouse,
Or maybe a Watchberry guarding the house,
And though they may curl up at your feet oh so sweetly,
Can you ever feel that you trust them completely?
Or should we make a pet out of something less scary,
Like the Domestic Prune, or the Imported Cherry,
Anyhow, you’ve been warned and I will not be blamed
If your Wild Strawberry cannot be tamed.

Tonight I have a choir concert for my school so wish me luck that I don't sound awful.
I can'believe April is almost over we are already 1/3 through 2013 why is time going by so fast!



  1. I love it! A wonderful, fun poem - and just how I tend to wonder about such things :)

  2. Haha, that one is so funny because sometimes I think the same thing! XD

    P.S. Hope you did good on the choir concert!