Shel Silverstein


Shel Silverstein was born in Chicago on september 25, 1930. He was renowned poet, playwright, illustrator, and songwriter. Best known for his very popular children’s books. Including The Giving Tree, Falling Up, and A Light in the Attic. Silverstein has been a fan of millions

Shel silverstein started his poetry when he was in the army. He would write comic strips and poems. After he was in the military he did more with his comic strips and became popular. He also wrote songs. He made many popular ones

Hug O'War

By. Shel Silverstein

I will not play at tug o' war.

I'd rather play at hug o' war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.

Shel Silverstein made this poem just to make something playful.