S: Somethin' New
BC: Anneliese Gergen Mrs.Hill Period4 3/26/12
FC: Somethin' New By: Shel Silverstein
1: They say, "Come up with somethin' new"
2: "And everyone will buy it."
3: So I came up with a paper umbrella, But no one was willing to try it.
4: And then I came up with reusable gum. It seemed such a pity to waste it.
5: Then I came up with some mustard ice cream. Nobody bothered to taste it.
6: So now I've invented a plug-bottom boat. It's just what you need, there's no doubt.
8: So if any water should every splash in,
9: Just pull the plug- it'll all run out.
10: This poem is about a child trying to invent something new because someone tells him to... He invents very creative items but there is always something off or missing about his ideas... He finally comes up with a "great" idea of a boat with a plug to drain the water when the boat gets flooded... Why won't this work?
12: Poem by: Shel Silverstein 1930-1999