A Blast From My Past - That Will Hopefully Raise the Cultural Level of This Blog
This poem by Shel Silverstein is from his book Where the Sidewalk Ends (1974). Shel Silverstein was a songwriter as well as a poet. His most famous book for children was probably The Giving Tree (1964).
But he was also a very successful songwriter. His most famous song is probably The Unicorn Song by The Irish Rovers. But some of his songs he wrote for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band were about Just as big. I am refering to Silvia's Mother & The Cover of the Rolling Stone.
sSo, why do I bring him & this video in particular up? Well, the other day Mark Shea posted it on his blog (Food for Thought) & it brought back some memories of days of your when I was a youth & working in a resturaunt. We used to hate to haul the garbage out so we waited until the garbage containers were all but overflowing. This poem sort of became a running joke among some of us. (Don't worry, it never got that bad at the place I worked.)
Now you have a little better understanding of what lurks in the deep recesses of my mind, for better or worse.