“BEAR IN THERE” POEM AND ILLUSTRATION BY SHEL SILVERSTEIN
For Poetic Blooming’s prompt to write a poem reflecting the poet I wish I was.
I adore everything Silverstein! He inspires me to write for children, but oh to write like he does! My poem entitled “Cubs in My Tub” was inspired by Mr. Silverstein’s “Bear in There.”
CUBS IN MY TUB (by Marie Elena Good)
There are cubs in my tub
So I gave them my scrubby
To sponge off the grunge
That was left by my hubby.
But now, misbehaving,
They’re splashing, and shaving
(With hubby’s new blade!)
And now clearly a maid and a plumber
Would be laborsaving.
I opened the fridge to find Poppa bear there,
And I asked him to come get his cubs.
I was nervous (a smidge),
But then out from the fridge came
© Marie Elena Good, 2019