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(September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999 / Chicago/ Illinois)


The baby bat
Screamed out in fright,
'Turn on the dark,
I'm afraid of the light.'

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I love this poem. Silverstein has a way of compressing a world of meaning into a 'cute' little story about a bat.
Such a brilliant write by Shel Silverstein👍👍👍
Indeed, in its fright, it had probably mistaken light for dark..........well expressed in conflict..........thanks for sharing
A really witty poem. Thank you for sharing.