Words to Live By

Shel Silverstein

Here is a charming poem by Shel Silverstein, fromA Light in the Attic. Enjoy!

Always sprinkle pepper in your hair,
Always sprinkle pepper in your hair.
For then if you are kidnapped by a Wild Barbazzoop,
Who sells you to a Ragged Hag,
Who wants you for her soup,
She’ll pick you up and sniff you,
And then she’ll sneeze “Achooo,”
And say, “My tot, you’re much too hot,
I fear you’ll never do.”
And with a shout she’ll throw you out,
And you’ll run away from there,
And soon you will be safe at home a-sittin’ in your chair,
If you always, always, always,
Always, always, always, always,
Always, always sprinkle pepper in your hair.

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One thought on “Words to Live By

  1. THIS is the kind of poetry I like to read! I have to admit, its the first one I’ve read start to finish on your blog so far… I’m such an intellect.

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