Friday, August 14, 2009

Zebra Question

Zebra Question

by Shel Silverstein

I asked the zebra,
Are you black with white stripes?
Or white with black stripes?
And the zebra asked me,
Are you good with bad habits?
Or are you bad with good habits?
Are you noisy with quiet times?
Or are you quiet with noisy times?
Are you happy with some sad days?
Or are you sad with some happy days?
Are you neat with some sloppy ways?
Or are you sloppy with some neat ways?
And on and on and on and on
And on and on he went.
I'll never ask a zebra
About stripes


To which my older daughter replies:

I am bad with good habits.
I am noisy with quiet times.
I am happy with sad days.
I am sloppy with neat ways.

1 comment:

JK said...

I like most your poem on "Zebra"