I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

po_silverstein-shel2Sheldon Allan “Shel” Silverstein (September 25, 1930 –  May 8, 1999), was an American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter and author of children’s books.

He styled himself as Uncle Shelby in his children’s books. Translated into more than 30 languages, his books have sold over 20 million copies.

 

 

IT’S DARK IN HERE
Shel Silverstein

I am writing these poems
From inside a lion,
And it’s rather dark in here.
So please excuse the handwriting
Which may not be too clear.
But this afternoon by the lion’s cage
I’m afraid I got too near.
And I’m writing these lines
From inside a lion,
And it’s rather dark in here.