February 12, 2015

When I Was Your Age


by Shel Silverstein

My uncle said, “How do you get to school?”
I said, “By bus,” and my uncle smiled.
“When I was your age,” my uncle said,
“I walked it barefoot--seven miles.”

My uncle said, “How much weight can you tote?”
I said, “One bag of grain.” my uncle laughed.
“When I was your age,” my uncle said,
“I could drive a wagon--and lift a calf.”

My uncle said, “How many fights have you had?”
I said, “Two--and both times I got whipped.”
“When I was your age,” my uncle said,
“I fought every day--and was never licked.”

My uncle said, “How old are you?”
I said, “Nine and a half,” and then
My uncle puffed out his chest and said,
“When I was your age… I was ten.”


                                                   

6 comments:

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    1. আমারও খুব হাসি পেয়েছে, রুণা।

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  2. একেবারে জসরাজ সিংয়ের কথা। আমার প্রাণের বন্ধু, কিন্তু বড় ভাট বকে

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  3. Amar priyo kobita gulor modhye ekti!!

    Shuteertho

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    1. হাই ফাইভ, সুতীর্থ।

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