Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Listen to the Musn'ts . . .

This is Joy's favorite Shel Silverstein poem. It has taken on greater meaning to me since we decided to become parents (I carry a copy of it in my wallet) . . .

Listen to the mustn'ts, child.
Listen to the don'ts.
Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts.
Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . .
Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.

-- Shel Silverstein

1 comment:

Daniel said...

This poem messed me up hard. I read it..and i wanted to cry. then i heard him read it...and i bawled. Good/simple/true.